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Shelties over 2 years old are our group's most frequently fostered and adopted dogs. If you are interested in adopting one of the dogs on this page, please read our adoption information and fill out an adoption application.

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Mila – Mila was a foundling in an apartment complex. Signs and posters did not bring in the owners and she was turned over to the local shelter. Mila is about 2 years old and has a congenital defect in her spine, she is missing a vertebrae. Also, x-rays show she has had a broken spine at one time that has healed incorrectly. Mila has been spayed and 2 large hernias have been repaired. She is housetrained and enjoys the company of other dogs, especially gentle dogs. Mila is able to get around with a scoot and a hop. A discussion with the neurologist tells us that any surgery on her back could cause her to be paralyzed. She is a happy, loving and trusting little girl. She weighs 15 pounds and will be brought up to date on vaccinations when she has healed from surgery. Mila is also heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive.

   
   

Mandy 2 – Mandy was a stray in a nearby city. The shelter tried to contact the owners from information on her microchip but no one ever returned the call. The microchip company also tried without success. She is about 5 years old, spayed, up to date on all vaccinations but is heartworm positive. She will be starting heartworm treatment soon. Mandy is 16 inches tall and weighs 23 pounds. She is house trained, crate trained, and leash trained. She gets along well with other dogs and small children.

   
   

CCCC is one of four dogs recently relinquished to our group by their owner. She is a small and beautiful 7-year old sable and white female. She is appx 11 inches tall and weighs 12 pounds. She needs to gain a few more pounds to be at her ideal weight. CC has been spayed, brought up to date on all of her vaccinations, and microchipped. She is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. She has a low grade heart murmur; however, a recent ultrasound indicated that it is not a major medical concern and she will not need any meds for it. CC is crate trained and her foster family is working with her on house training and on socialization since she is shy of people. She is quickly learning that it is nice to snuggle. She is also learning how to walk on a leash. She gets along well with other dogs. More info as we get to know this little girl.

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Skye – Skye is one of four dogs recently relinquished to our group by their owner. He is a small and handsome 2-year old sable and white male. He is appx 12 inches tall and weighs 12 pounds. He needs to gain a few more pounds to be at his ideal weight. Skye has been neutered, brought up to date on all of his vaccinations, and microchipped. He is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Skye is crate trained and his foster family is working with him on house training and on socialization since he is shy of people. He is also learning how to walk on a leash. He gets along well with other dogs. More info as we get to know this little boy.

   
   

Mindy – Mindy is one of four dogs recently relinquished to our group by their owner. She is a tiny and beautiful 18 month old sable and white female. She is about 9 inches tall and only weighs 6 pounds. She needs to gain a few more pounds to be at her ideal weight. Mindy has been spayed, brought up to date on all of her vaccinations, and microchipped. She is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Mindy is crate trained and her foster family is working with her on house training and socialization since she is shy of people. She gets along well with other dogs. More info as we get to know this tiny girl.

   
   

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Mikey – Mikey is one of four dogs recently relinquished to our group by their owner. He is a small and handsome 18-month old sable and white male. He is appx 10 inches tall and only weighs 6 pounds. He needs to gain a few more pounds to be at his ideal weight. Mikey has been neutered, brought up to date on all of his vaccinations, and microchipped. He is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Mikey is crate trained and his foster family is working on with him on house training. He is probably the most sociable one of the 4 dogs in the group relinquished; but, he is still a bit shy. However, he does love to be held and carried! He gets along well with other dogs. When he arrived at his foster home, he quickly picked out a toy platypus as his very own. More as we get to know this tiny boy.

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Olive – Olive was found as a stray and was released to us after her owner could not be located. She is a sable and white 11-year old female who is appx 15 inches tall and weighs 28 pounds. She probably needs to gain 5-6 pounds to be at her ideal weight. Olive came to us in very poor health with heartworms, some mammary tumors, ear and eye infections, severe dental tartar, and a couple of abscessed teeth. She has been spayed, brought up to date on all her vaccinations, and microchipped. She also had a dental and her abscessed teeth were removed. Also, her larger mammary tumors were removed and have been sent off for testing. Olive is a very sweet girl and follows her foster mom around the house. She gets along well with other dogs. Once Olive is in better health, she will be undergoing heartworm treatment. She will not be available for adoption until after September.

   
   

Adoption Pending!

Cookie 2Cookie came to us recently via Pilots n Paws…Thank you folks for your help in getting her to safety.  She is a bi-black Sheltie Eskie mix.  Cookie is about 2 years old, probably younger, and weighs 20 pounds.  She is up to date on all of her vaccinations, heartworm negative, spayed and on heartworm preventive.  Cookie is a very well behaved, playful little girl.  She loves tennis balls and fuzzy, squeaky toys and has a very strong play drive.  Cookie also gets along well with other dogs, cats and small children.  She knows several commands; sit and stay, she is housetrained,  crate trained and leash trained.  Loves to ride.

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AgnesAgnes is a 15 year old senior girl from out of town.  She is a sheltie mixed with border collie, stands about 14 inches tall and weighs around 30 pounds.  Her owner passed away and the family could not provide for her.  She is up to date on all vaccinations, has recently had a dental, is heartworm negative, on heartworm preventive, and spayed.  Agnes is starting to lose her vision because of cataracts but it does not slow her down at all, she is quite spry and agile She jumps up on the bed at bedtime and jumps out of vehicles without a problem.  Agnes loves to run and play in the backyard and take walks.  Agnes is house trained, leash trained and gets along great with other dogs.

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Lucas – Lucas is a young sheltie mix that came in to the local shelter as a stray. He was found wandering around the lake and had a terrible case of sarcoptic mange. He has been thru treatment for the mange and his hair is starting to grow in and cover the bald places. He is also up to date on all of his vaccinations, heartworm negative, and on heartworm preventative. Lucas is about 14 inches tall and came in to rescue weighing around 14 pounds. Lucas is a happy go lucky dog that has just gotten into a foster home and we will be learning more about him, his personality and what he knows.

UPDATE:  Lucas is over his case of sarcoptic mange and after noticing that the fur was not growing back on his face and feet we took him to a dermatologist.  It was determined that Lucas has what is commonly called collie nose or DM (Dermatomyositis).  It is not contagious but a genetic issue that effects a small percentage of shelties and collies.  Here is a website with information concerning DM  http://www.illinoissheltierescue.com/dm.html .  Lucas is a sweet well behaved sheltie mix.  He is house trained and crate trained and has excellent house manners.  He loves to go on walks and interacts well with other dogs and with people he meets on those  walks.  We recently took him to Barnes and Noble when we were gift wrapping at Christmas and he was a wonderful ambassador meeting and schmoozing with all of the visitors.  He is currently around 2 years old and is looking for his forever home.  He would love an active home as he loves to run and play with toys.

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Miss Kitty - Miss Kitty is one of 6 shelties that were surrendered to Austin Sheltie Rescue after their owner passed away. Miss Kitty is 6 or 7 years old and is a spayed tri-colored female. She is the smallest of the 6 shelties at 12 or 13 inches tall and only about 11 pounds. Miss Kitty is up to date on all vaccinations, is heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventive. Miss Kitty is good with other dogs but is very frightened of humans. She is working on socialization and is rapidly learning that humans are really nice and have a lot to offer. She is working on her house training and will be working on the leash when she calms a bit more.

   
   

Beau 2 - Beau is one of 6 shelties that were surrendered to Austin Sheltie Rescue after their owner passed away. Beau is about 5 years old and is a sable and white neutered male. He is about 15 inches tall and weighs about 20 pounds. Beau is up to date on all of his vaccinations, is heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventive. Beau is good with other dogs but, while improving daily,  is wary of humans.Beau is comfortable using the dog door and running outdoors with the other dogs and he is walking on the leash well now too. 

   
   

Rascal 1 – Rascal was turned into our rescue group by his family who fell on some hard times and could no longer keep him. Rascal is a 7-yr old sable merle sheltie with a lot of white in his coat. With his beautiful amber eyes and his unusual coloring, he is a very handsome and distinctive boy! He is appx 15 inches tall and weighed 45 pounds when he was turned in. His foster family has him on the "green bean diet" and Rascal is currently down to 40 pounds. The goal is to get him to his ideal weight of appx 30 pounds.

Rascal is neutered, has been brought up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative, and recently had a dental.

Rascal has a very sweet and friendly personality. He loves everyone and gets along well with other dogs and small children, but not cats. He enjoys getting attention from everyone. On a recent Meet & Greet, Rascal was very sociable with all the people who came by to meet our dogs and was very comfortable in this situation. He has not shown any aggressive behavior towards anyone while in foster care. Rascal is laid back and likes to hang out with his foster family. He is housebroken and crate trained. He has excellent house manners. He enjoys going on walks and walks very well on his leash.

Rascal is a healthy boy and is ready for adoption. Rascal is going to make a wonderful pet for his new family!

 

   
   

Prince - Prince came to us from Nacogdoches where he had been surrendered to the humane society after his male owner passed away. He is 12 years old and stands 15 inches tall and weighs appx 25 pounds. Prince was shaved down when he first came into rescue; however, he now has a beautiful soft coat. His coat is predominately a light sable color, but he also has some white (legs) and black markings (face and tail). He has a beautiful face with perfectly tipped ears and a great smile! He is neutered, up to date on all his vaccinations, heartworm negative, and on heartworm preventative. Currently Prince is on an inexpensive thyroid medication to control his low thyroid condition.

Prince is housebroken and has excellent house manners. He is not a jumper, so does not get on any of the furniture. He is a sweet, friendly, and sociable dog. He has a mellow disposition and gets along well with the dogs in his foster home. He is good with children.

Prince is a very low maintenance dog who enjoys his naps during the day. He also likes to lay outside on the deck to sun himself. He looks thru the the windows for deer and squirrels in the backyard. In the evenings, he will lay by your feet as you watch TV or read. He likes to go on walks and also enjoys an occasional ride in the car.

Although Prince is a very sweet dog, he does have an occasional 'grumpy' side to his personality. These are short, sporadic episodes when he growls and bares his teeth. However, he is not aggressive and if you ignore this behavior he will quit doing this.

Prince needs a special home with a male (since he prefers males) or a family who will open their hearts to him and be tolerant of his occasional grumpy behavior. .

   
   

     
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Abbreviations: VETTING/CLINICALS (dog is in one of our clinics for work-ups); OR (Owner Relinquishment to our program); OTI (Owner Turn In to area shelter); HW+ (dog tested positive for heartworm disease and is going through treatments; should have a re-check 4-6 months after adoption); HW- (dog tested negative for heartworm disease and is on preventative; should have a re-check 4-6 months after adoption); UTI (urinary tract infection); UTD (dog is Up to Date on vaccinations and heartworm preventive); PB (the Sheltie is a purebred; all our Shelties are PB unless otherwise indicated); X (the Sheltie is a Mix, which we determine as best we can with our veterinarians).
     
 
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