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TSR is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and relies on your donations. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution (and thank you for that!), there are two ways you can.

Either click on the PayPal logo below...

...or by mail. Please make checks payable to "TSR" and send to the following address:

P.O. Box 426
Youngsville, NC 27596

Again, thank you for your help!

Temporary Procedures

During this time of COVID-19 it is important to us that we protect our volunteers and our applicants from being exposed to COVID-19 during the process of being approved to adopt from TSRs program. We have modified our adoption process to consist of a yard check instead of a home visit.

You might be scratching your head wondering what a yard check is, instead of coming into your home one of our volunteers will meet with you outside in your yard at a socially distance of at least six feet. All participants will be asked to wear a mask during the yard check. If you as an applicant have been exposed to COVID-19 or are exhibiting any symptoms, we ask that you politely reschedule the yard check.

During the application process our volunteers will ask you to submit pictures of where the dog will stay during the day and at night in your home (remember TSR only adopts to families that plan to keep their sheltie indoors).

We appreciate your understanding as we open our doors to new applications.



Before you apply ...

At Triangle Sheltie Rescue, our primary concern is for the health and welfare of dogs that come through our program. Because of this, our adoption process is more than just us just handing over a sheltie to you.

Please note that we are currently only processing applications from the state of North Carolina. Click here to see the list of rescue organizations across the USA..

We receive hundreds of applications a year, and usually have no more than a handful of dogs available at any time. This means that many applications are denied for one of several reasons. Only the most dedicated pet owners rise to the top of the list.

Please be patient with our application process, there are only one or two people that do the work of reviewing applications on a daily basis. These individuals are volunteers and have families, jobs and pets of their own also. Impatient people make impatient pet owners, which is a trait unsuitable for a rescued sheltie.

Below is a list of things that can get an adoption application denied:

  • If you have intact (unspayed or unneutered) pets in your home, unless a veterinarian has stated that surgery would be harmful to your current pet, you will not be considered for adoption.
  • If you do not keep your pet's vaccinations and preventatives current, you will not be considered for adoption.
  • If you plan on using an "invisible" fence, you will not be considered for adoption. These types of fences are not safe, and shelties have a high tolerance for pain.
  • If you plan on keeping your dog as an "outside dog", you will not be considered for adoption.
  • If you are not ready to commit to a dog for the rest of its life, you will not be considered for adoption.

Below is a list of things that will automatically get an adoption application denied:

  • You are under the age of 18.
  • You are adopting a Sheltie on behalf of or as a gift to someone else. All of our adoptions require an inspection of the home of where the Sheltie's new forever home will be and the person(s) caring for the new family member.
Our adoption fees are as follows:
  • $350.00 for dogs 0 to 1 year of age
  • $300.00 for dogs 2 to 5 years of age
  • $275.00 for dogs 6 to 8 years of age
  • $200.00 for dogs over 9+ years of age
These adoption fees includes spay or neuter, routine shots, microchipping, heartworm check and preventative, flea prevention, worming, grooming, and a dental cleaning if needed. The average cost our program spends preparing a dog for adoption is $180. Some are lower and others are significantly higher. Our fees are only negotiable in very special circumstances. We do not arrange payment plans. We accept cash, checks or major credit cards for adoption fees.

After you submit your application, we will contact your veterinarian to verify that your current pets are up to date on all vaccinations and preventatives. If they are not, then your application will be automatically denied.

If your veterinarian confirms vaccinations and preventatives, we will contact you to discuss your expectations and to answer any questions you might have about the adoption process. After that, we'll visit with you in your home. First time applicants are interviewed in their own homes to ensure that the adoptive families understand the responsibilities of owning and caring for a sheltie and the needs of a second-hand dog.

Once this process is complete, we'll work to match you with a dog that is right for your family, or we'll place you on a waiting list. You will be required to complete an adoption contract at the time of adoption.

We reserve the right to refuse an applicant if, in our judgment, the home situation is not compatible with the needs of a sheltie or if the breed is not suitable for the applicant.


Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are
available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214.
The license is not an endorsement by the State.

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