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Ready for a Howling Good Time?!
Join us for our Fall Picnic on Saturday, October 28th. Start time is 10 a.m. and the picnic will be at Memorial Park in Sierra Madre (driving directions are on the back of this newsletter).

We will have a raffle headed up by Barbara Bushka and we certainly welcome any raffle prizes you can donate. Contact Barbara for more information or to deliver raffle items in advance at 661-296-2879 or email at sheltielvr2@yahoo.com. If you prefer to bring your donation(s), please plan to have it there by 9:15 a.m. If you aren't able to be to the park that early, please bring it anyway and we'll use it at our next picnic. Your donations are precious to us and they're tax deductible! Every ticket sold means more money to help the Shelties in need.

We also plan to have our doggie play area which has been very popular and we look forward to watching our Shelties play together.

This year, in addition to our annual Halloween Dog Costume contest, we are also having a Dog Owner Look Alike contest AND (in the spirit of the season) a Best Dog Trick contest!

We will also have a potluck. Please bring a main dish if your last name begins with A-L, and a side dish or salad if your name begins with M-Z. Desserts, soft drinks, and paper goods will be provided by SSRI.

Did You Know?
In addition to donating on our website (we take PayPal!!), you can help the Shelties out when shopping for groceries or online at Amazon! If you are a Ralphs club card member, you can choose SSRI to receive a portion of your purchases in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program (registration is annually on September 1st). Shop AmazonSmile and you can select SSRI to receive .5% of all eligible purchases you make online. ~ Thank you from the Shelties

Where Are They Now?
Our Boy Troy - by Barbara Bushka
My husband and I adopted Troy three years ago on August 14, 2014. He had come into Southland Sheltie Rescue in June of 2013 from a hoarding situation; 36 dogs, all different breeds. The environment was horrible and the dogs had no socialization whatsoever. The yard was separated into dirt runs with dogs everywhere.

After SSRI removed him from that environment, Troy lived in a wonderful foster home for nearly a year. It was a challenging year for Troy and his foster family in that he knew nothing about the world or living inside a home. With a lot of love, patience, and guidance from his foster mom, Melissa, Troy began to experience life and people. As he progressed, it was evident that he needed to be around other dogs he could play with and have someone home during the day.

Over the last year, Troy began to show us his amazing self. He has learned to trust my husband and me. I can now pick him up, but only for a short time. He follows me everywhere and is always ready to give me his opinion on everything. Troy thinks he is the manager of the house and analyzes what everyone is doing. He is one sharp cookie!
We love watching him fly through the house with the "zoomies", the rest of the Shelties chasing after him. I can now lightly brush him without him freezing up. At night, Troy sleeps lying in the crook of my knees and during the day he demands play time with me and his toys - at least four times a day. He is very protective of "his" home when anyone visits and shows it by herding our guests! When there is a barking contest, he wins every time. Troy is still wary of people and some situations but not as much as before.

Two months ago, Troy belly-rolled for me for the very first time and allowed me to touch his tummy. He is shown every day that he is loved and protected and we are blessed to love him. His life's journey has been tough but he is now in his forever home.
New sheltie magnets available on our website!

Love having your fur kids on the frig with your kids or grandkids? We can help you out there! Head over to the Sheltie Shop on our updated website (adoptasheltie.com) and purchase one (or more :) magnets.

Rescue’s Wish List
Foster homes are always needed! As are volunteers to scout shelters, transport Shelties and do home visits. Donations of the following are also needed:
- Certificates for gas, food, grooming, training, carpet cleaning
- Frontline Plus or Advantage
- Washable beds, blankets, towels
- Training treats and toys
- Postage stamps
Southland Sheltie Rescue is only possible because of YOU; the volunteers, donors, and adoptive homes. Each rescue Sheltie requires a valuable donation of time, effort and resources. Thank you for your work and participation in finding the rescue Shelties the very best homes. It wouldn't be possible without you.
~ Thank you from the SSRI Team
Fall Picnic: Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Sierra Madre Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre CA 91024
Directions to Memorial Park, Sierra Madre, CA.

From the West:
o 210 fwy. East and exit Baldwin Avenue
o Go north to Sierra Madre Blvd., turn left
o Memorial Park is on the left side of the street at the corner of Sierra Madre Blvd. and Hermosa

From the East:
o 210 fwy. West and exit Baldwin Avenue
o Go north on Sierra Madre Blvd., turn left
o Memorial Park is on the left side of the street at the corner of Sierra Madre Blvd. and Hermosa
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