A sheltie called Lassie came into my life when I was seven years old and I’ve been in love with the breed ever since. As a child, I desperately wanted to be able to go into a shop and buy everything with a sheltie on it. I rarely found them on products; when I did, it was a limited selection and the same designs over and over. I vowed that one day I would find a way to get shelties onto more products. With my background in graphics, book design, and photography I’ve been able to make those dreams finally become reality.
I started I Love Shelties with the intention of using my skills to create new products featuring shelties–the kind of products I wanted to buy myself but couldn’t find.
From there, the project has grown and in 2020 I launched the I Love Shelties Annual. The book is a yearly publication that celebrates the breed, featuring stories and photos from sheltie lovers worldwide with proceeds donated to a new charity each year.
In 2023, I will launch our first campaign to help build awareness and increase the breed’s representation and introduce our first I Love Shelties Ambassadors.
I have owned shelties for over 25 years. I have had the pleasure of welcoming five wonderful shelties into my family to date and have done obedience, agility and scent work training with them.