12 Year Old Maggie's Give to the Max Story

This dear girl lost her home and family when they moved to assisted living. Maggie is in long-term care with a wonderful foster couple with lots of time and love for a special Sheltie because she has been diagnosed with kidney disease with protein-losing nephropathy and she has a small mass. We are fortunate to have loving foster families who help older dogs and dogs with health issues.

Sweetpea's Give to the Max Story

Sweetpea was rescued from horrendous conditions at a breeding facility, amidst garbage and skeletons of deceased animals. Thanks to your help on Give to the Max last year, MNSR could address her extensive veterinary needs. Sweetpea's vet costs to get her healthy: $1125.00, including 15 dental extractions. Sweetpea has deeply bonded with her forever family and loves her daily walks!

Teddy's Give to the Max Story

I was so scared when I came to MNSR, too scared to even move. MNSR has special foster homes for Shelties like me, where we are given time to feel safe and begin to trust, and then they work with us to build our confidence. My foster family could see that other dogs help me to feel safe, so they found the PERFECT home for me with an experienced Sheltie family and a playful Sheltie brother. My teeth were bad when I came into rescue so I needed an extensive dental. My vet costs to get me healthy: $1626.54. Will you help MNSR help more scared Shelties like me?


James is 5 months old, 25 pounds and growing! He is believed to be a Border Collie mix.
He was found in a field when he was just 8 weeks old, very thin and he was covered in mange. His mange was successfully treated and he has spent the last 3 months in his foster home learning about living in a home. He is a true puppy- very curious, social, he loves people, other dogs, toys and food. His foster says he's a fast learner, he has been to puppy kindergarten and has learned some manners, he's working on house training, and he's ready to find a new home. His foster mom says he must have a secure fenced yard.
James is living in a foster home in Fargo ND so any potential adopter will need to be willing to travel to Fargo to meet him.   Click on the photo to learn more about James.