Houston Sheltie Sanctuary

If you are interested in adopting one of our Shelties, please go to the above sidebar entitled "How to Adopt", read about our program, then send in an adoption application. We only discuss individual dogs with approved applicants.

Foster Homes Needed

Without our foster homes, we can not save these Shelties. Houston Sheltie Sanctuary pays for all medical bills; foster homes provide the love and food. All of our foster homes are full, so please consider fostering. We need foster homes for the puppies, other Shelties in our program and incoming Shelties. If you are interested, please fill out the Foster Home Application on our website.

Latest Available Shelties

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Welcome to Houston Sheltie Sanctuary, Inc. Est. 1998

Shelties Rescued Since Nov 4, 1998: 1391 / 23 This Year

Dates of Events

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About Us

Program Description

Welcome to Houston Sheltie Sanctuary, Inc. We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, serving the Greater Houston and Southeast Texas areas. Now into our nineteenth year, we are the oldest Sheltie Rescue Program in Houston, the 2nd oldest in the State after DFW, and one of the largest and most successful breed rescue programs in the nation.

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Amazing Year for HSS - 2017

2017 was an amazing year for Houston Sheltie Sanctuary. By year end, the total number of Shelties rescued totaled 1370. This could not have happened without our volunteers, supporters and donors over the past 19 years who have contributed toward this amazing accomplishment. Those of you who have loved, medicated, bathed, walked, trained and nurtured over 1370 dogs into health and new homes - as well as those who have helped with home visits, adoption events, publicity and fundraising. We look forward to continuing our work in 2018!

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Natural Pawz


  • Dates coming soon!


  • Dates coming soon!

Natural Pawz

@Vintage Park

  • 142 Vintage Park Blvd, Houston 77070 Map
  • Louetta and FM 249


  • Double Merle Awareness Day
  • 25653 Hwy 59 N. Kingwood TX 77339 Map

Gift Wrapping Fundraiser

  • Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10 AM – 2 PM
  • Barnes & Noble (Sugar Land, TX) 16535 Southwest Fwy, Ste 4000, Sugar Land, Texas 77479 Map It!

2018 HSS Reunion Picnics

Fall Picnic

  • TBD

Reunion picnics are private events held for our previous adopters and current approved applicants only. Those wishing to meet our available dogs may attend one of our frequent meet and greet events listed on the main page of the website.



Select Houston Sheltie Sanctuary when registering.



Kroger NPO # is KQ422.



Randalls NPO # is 8533

Show You Care!

You Care

If you are thinking of breeding your adorable dog, please read "Just One Litter."

The Number One Killer

The Number One KillerThe number one killer of our rescued Shelties is Heartworm Disease, yet it is preventable through a monthly pill costing about $10.00. Failure to give monthly preventative is abuse. We require all veterinary records showing vaccinations given and heartworm preventative purchased for all resident dogs. If heartworm preventative is purchased on line, we require copies of those receipts.

Pet Stuff Resale

Pet Stuff ResalePet Stuff Resale will reward shelter and rescue group dog adopters with 10.00 off any crate 35.00 or above. This applies to both new and used crates and is good anytime before to 3 days after the adoption. All used crates are disinfected. Pet Stuff Resale can be found most weekends in front of the Citizens for Animal Protection Thrift Store on I-10 near Dairy Ashford. For more information on this offer, call Pet Stuff Resale at 817-480-8400.

Stuffed Shelties

Stuffed Shelties

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