Breeder Referral

As a service to people who are interested in obtaining a sheltie, we offer breeder referrals. However, under no circumstances does the Shetland Sheepdog Club of GA, Inc. or its members guarantee or warrant their services or the quality or health of the puppies/dogs which may be obtained from breeders who have been referred.

Breeder Referral Contact: Nancy Ager
Click here to email Nancy (breederreferral@sscgeorgia.org) - (404) 233-4324

Sheltie Rescue

Sheltie rescue organizations take in abandoned, lost, and unwanted shelties and attempt to find them new, loving homes. All rescue dogs are vet-checked, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. Many are fostered in temporary homes, so each dog can be evaluated and the most appropriate permanent placement made. The goal is to find the right home for each dog regardless of the time it takes. A nominal adoption fee is charged for each dog.

Please note that under no circumstance does the Shetland Sheepdog Club of GA, Inc. or its members guarantee or warrant the quality, health, or temperament of the dogs placed by rescue groups.

There is one sheltie rescue organization in Georgia: Sheltie Rescue of GA, Inc.


So you think you want a Sheltie...

This video from the AKC gives you some basic information about the Shetland Sheepdog.
Meet the Sheltie


Sheltie Colors

Shelties come in a variety of colors, here's some informational links.

Sheltie Color
Sheltie Color Genetics
Sheltie Color

Information on Choosing a Puppy

The American Kennel Club is an excellent resource for people who are looking for a new dog or puppy. If you are thinking about buying a puppy, but haven't yet determined whether a sheltie is the right breed for you, click here.

Owning a dog is a long term commitment and involves many important responsibilities. You should take the time to find a responsible breeder who can provide you with a puppy who is healthy and has an appropriate temperament and personality for you and your family. Click here for some questions to think about and to ask your breeder.

A responsible breeder should be as interested in you as you are in them and will most likely have many questions for you to help determine the right puppy or dog for you. You should also be an informed buyer, and the American Shetland Sheepdog Association's Guidelines for Ethical Behavior are a valuable resource to help you identify responsible breeders and set reasonable expectations for the sales agreement and ongoing care of your Sheltie. For information regarding health concerns in Shelties, click here.