Thursday Spotlight – Alberta Sheltie Rescue

*Who is filling out this interview?
Shelly Loree

*What is your position for your Animal Rescue/Shelter?
Intake and Communication Coordinator

*What is the name of your Animal Rescue/Shelter?
Alberta Sheltie Rescue
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*Where are you located?

*Do you offer any awareness programs to your community?
right now we don’t – we are really quite small

*How long has your Animal Rescue/Shelter been around for?
since 2005

*What types of animals do you have at your Animal Rescue/Shelter?
Shelties and sheltie crosses (we have taken in others as well due to the specific situation the family and the dogs were in)

*If someone wanted to become a volunteer, how could they?
they simply send us an email at and we would be happy to send them an application and chat with them about our organization

*What types of items do you take as donations?
Cash of course. We also are always looking for leashes, Martingale collars, dog toys, dob beds, grooming supplies and pet store gift certificates

*Do you have any fundraisers coming up that you want my viewers to know about?
Not at the moment. We are looking at the feasibility of becoming a registered charity to open up possibilities for future fundraising

*What is the adoption process like?
We take in applications and choose the best fit for the specific needs of the dog. Once we have had some dialogue with the family and they want to move ahead, we arrange for one of our volunteers to do a home visit. We also check references. Once this is complete and we are satisfied with the results, we arrange for a meet-and-greet at the foster home. This is typically when the family takes the dog home. The family has 30 days before the adoption is considered finalized. They can return the dog to us for whatever reason and receive a full refund. After the 30 days, if for whatever reason the adoption is not right or something happens whereby the family can no longer care for the dog, we ask that they contact us and we will always take the dog back. We are happy to be a part of the dog’s live forever.

*What does your shelter/rescue hope to achieve in 2014?
We need to formalize our roles and responsibilities and get our processes better documented.  We would also like to attract a couple more foster homes and general volunteers.

It is also important that we continue our efforts in networking with other rescue operations and breeders in order to help as many animals as possible. We are always happy to help other rescues find the very best homes for their shelties.

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