The birth of Sheltie Zen, and formerly Northeast Arkansas Sheltie Rescue, came in response to the need to find good homes for Shelties that are abandoned, lost, or mistreated and that are in dire need of a new lease on life. We also help those who have to give up their dog. We feel that the responsibility for caring for lost, neglected and abused Shelties must rest with those who know and love the breed. Sheltie Zen Rescue is made up of individuals, some of them current or former breeders, who understand the needs of these dogs. What better reward could there be than knowing that dozens of Shelties which otherwise might have been put to sleep, left out to starve or to run loose in the streets to be crippled or killed in traffic, are instead currently in loving and caring homes.