Secondhand Shelties, Ltd. is a not-for-profit Chicagoland
area breed rescue for Shetland Sheepdogs ("Shelties").
Formed and incorporated in the State of Illinois in 1995,
Secondhand Shelties is licensed by the Illinois Department
Secondhand Shelties helps find new homes for abandoned,
orphaned, and unwanted shelties. We are not dog
breeders nor are we members of any breed club. Although
we receive referrals for both adoptions and owner give-ups
from breeders and clubs, our rescue functions as a
corporation and separate entity from any club or rescue.
We do not exchange dogs with other rescues. Once a
sheltie is in our program, the dog stays with us until the dog
is adopted - regardless of the time it may take to find the
"perfect home" for that particular dog.