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The pretty little shelties you see in the above picture are just ones of MANY available at shelters across the US. If you're here because you're interested in buying a on the photo to go to where you can search by breed, and your zip code to find a great little lap warmer! And if you think all shelter dogs are defective mutts...I beg you to go look at some of the gorgeous shelties and collies listed on there! Older dogs are usually housetrained, out of the puppy chewing stages, and settled down enough to be a welcome addition to your family. Some do need extra love and care, but maybe you're the right person to give it to them.

Welcome to the Collie & Sheltie Page
...dedicated to Smokey

My mom has always had either shelties or collies, so these are the breeds I grew up with. She showed her shelties in the 1960s and 70s under the name Windward Kennels. Once I get her to dig up some very old pictures, I will show off some of her previous shelties.

For now, here's some pictures of Smokey, mom's 7 yr old white factored blue merle collie. Below that are links for you to find your own sheltie or collie, or more information on the two breeds.

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Now for some links! First shetland sheepdogs:

  • Indiana Sheltie Rescue Based in southern Indiana, but has volunteers all over the state to help you find a wonderful sheltie. Foster homes and donations needed!
  • Shetland Sheepdog Rescue Has contacts for all states.
  • Sheltie Rescue of Central Indiana They have contacts all over the state of Indiana as well.
  • Heart of Kentucky Sheltie Rescue
  • Central Illinois Sheltie Rescue
  • Wisconsin Sheltie Rescue
  • Precious Secrets Sheltie Rescue based in Middletown Ohio
  • SC Sheltie Rescue South Carolina

    And for the bigger guys...collies:

  • Indiana Collies
  • Indiana Collie Rescue from the Indiana Collie Club.
  • Collie Rescue Groups Listings for many states.
  • Border Collie Rescue Based in Florida.
  • Great Lakes Border Collie Rescue Serving Michigan, Upper Peninsula, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin
  • Tri-county Collie Rescue of Michigan Lots of other info on collies as well!
  • Camp Collie You arent able to adopt a collie on this site, but you could help them by donating time or money to the care of 166 collies found in very bad health in a semi. If you've heard of Valiant Collies (the AKC registered this puppy mill of filth), they are now charged with 181 counts of animal cruelty
  • American Working Collie Association

    Thinking about breeding your sheltie or collie? Too many animals end up in shelters, or dead, because their owners didn't get them fixed, or just wanted "one litter". I know it's expensive, but there are programs that will assist you with the cost, and in some areas it's close to nothing ($20-$50), which is less than the food for all the litters you might end up with! If you are just dying for new little puppies, adopt one, there are so many little babies already homeless that need you. If you think you have a gorgeous AKC registered dog and should breed it...look at all the rescues above, they're FILLED with gorgeous akc registered dogs that were bought from a friend or neighbor who bred, and then gotten rid of. And for every puppy you create that you do find a home for, a dog in a shelter is euthanized because another possible home was taken. Want that on your shoulders?
    You want your kids to witness the miracle of birth? Turn on Animal Planet, they have live animal births almost weekly. Not to mention the fact that if something went wrong during the birth, with pups or the mother dying, that could devastate your kids!

    "It's not a virus and it's not a bacterium, but it is responsible for the deaths of millions of animals annually...overpopulation." -ASPCA

  • Spay and Neuter Information
  • What is spaying and neutering? Tells just what happens, what will change in your pet, what health problems will be avoided by having it done, etc.
  • Responsible Pet Ownership Spaying & Neutering
  • You want to breed your dog? Info on breeding american bulldogs, but applies to other breeds as well.
  • Spay and Neutering

    Low-cost Spay/Neuter Programs, most are income based:

  • Pet Neutering and Adoption Services Based in DeMotte, with vets located in most of northwest Indiana. Cats $15, Dogs $20. They're in need of donations, to keep this wonderful service going, if you are able to help too.
  • Low Cost Spay & Neuter Programs by State
  • SpayUSA nationwide network and referral service for affordable spay/neuter services.
  • Low Cost Spay-Neuter Programs - Chicago Area
  • Lost cost or free spay/neuter programs from
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