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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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Howie Howie is a tiny white with brown spots male puppy found as a stray and turned over to AAC.   We aren’t quite sure what his mix is but because he is so cute, we just know there is some sheltie in there somewhere. He had a big abscess on his forehead which has been treated and is healing well.  We are estimating he came in at 7 weeks old, so we’ve put his birthday as the first of February, 2015.  He’s a cute little guy, he started out at a little over 2 pounds.  He will be going thru the usual puppy shots and will not be available for adoption until after he is neutered, which should be done in July.

   
     

Adoption Pending!

Chanel– Chanel is a 2 month old sable and white sheltie puppy that recently came to us from out of state.  She was born 01/17/2015 and weighs 5 pounds.  Chanel is working on her house training.  Chanel is being fostered by her soon to be adoptive family.  She will be a foster until she is spayed..

   
     

Adoption Pending!

India – India is a 4 month blue merle sheltie puppy that recently came to us from out of state.  India was born 12/04/2014 and she weighs around 15 pounds.  India is working on her house training, is leash trained and loves to take walks.  India also loves meeting new friends.  India will be adopted by one of pre-approved adoptive families after she is spayed in June.

   
     

Remy Remy – Remy is a one year old double merle sheltie. This is the result of a merle to merle breeding which can result in shelties that may be blind and/or deaf. . Remy weighs 43 pounds and stands about 17 inches tall. He is up to date on all his vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. After an exam and testing, it was determined that Remy is deaf and partially blind. He has good sight out of one eye but the second eye is underdeveloped and there is no sight. Because of his deafness Remy is learning hand signals, he has already learned Sit, Down, and Shake. He seems to be house trained, leash trained and crate trained. Remy gets along well with other dogs, and a second dog would be good for Remy to help him build his confidence and give him support. Remy is a love bug, he loves people and likes to be right where the action is. He is fine with cats but the cats need to be very dog wise as Remy is just a big puppy at heart.

Austin Sheltie Rescue is cross-posting Remy for Freedom Collie Rescue located in the Houston area.
 This is a courtesy listing and all contact should be made with them. Their web site is www.freedomcollierescue.org


 
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alfie Rocket – (was Alfie 2) came to us from the hill country.  He had been living outside and was never allowed in the house.  Rocket is a 2 year old tri-colored mini-aussie mix,  He stands about 14.5 inches tall and weighs around 13 pounds (needs to add 1 to 2 pounds).  He is up to date on all his vaccinations, heartworm negative, on heartworm preventive and neutered.  Since Rocket had always lived outside he is not housetrained but he is working hard to learn the outside is for elimination and not the inside.  He is leash trained and loves to take walks, so many new things to smell.  Rocket is a very athletic dog, loves to jump and run, and loves to play with toys.  He gets along really well with other dogs.  He’s a little shy with adults but small children become his immediate friends.  Alfie would also do well in a performance home, as he is very easily trained and he loves to learn.


   
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Prince 3 Prince is 8 years old, up to date on all of his vaccinations, heartworm negative, on heartworm preventive, neutered and micro-chipped. Prince is house trained and leash trained, he loves to take long walks. Prince gets along well with other dogs and prefers to be in a house with other dogs, Prince has always been with other dogs and needs them to keep him busy. He gets along well with small children. Prince is about 16 inches tall and weighs 30 pounds.

Prince has a sweet and friendly personality, although he is cautious when he first meets people, especially males. He is a bit 'chatty' and will let you know when he sees a car, bird, etc. He gets along well with other dogs. He knows several commands including: sit, down, and wait. If you put a treat on his paw and tell him to 'wait', he will not take the treat until you tell him he can! He also knows how to use a doggie door and enjoys spending time in the back yard running and playing.

   
   

Howdy Howdy was a stray and his family never came for him.  He is about 10 or 11 years old, up to date on all of his vaccinations, neutered, and micro-chipped.  When we tested Howdy for heartworms, we found that he is high heartworm positive and that he will have to go thru treatment, so sad since preventive is really inexpensive next to the cost of the treatment.  Howdy is 16 inches tall and weighs 38 pounds, he needs to lose a few.  Howdy is a true Texan, very friendly and he greets you with a paw (handshake).  His foster family is working with him on a refresher course of housetraining.

UPDATE:  Howdy has completed his heartworm treatment and is able to take walks, run and play.  His foster mom has this to say about him:  He has gotten much better with house training.  He does well in his crate and is a real snuggle bug.  He is very social and gets along well with our two resident shelties.  He loves to greet people with a paw shake.  He is deaf but that doesn’t slow him down and is learning hand signals very well.  He loves to be around people and follows each of us around the house all the time.  He is going to make someone a wonderful and sweet companion.

   
   

Jackson – Jackson is one of many collies that were rescued by Houston Collie Rescue from a hoarding situation, ASR volunteered to help out with a few of them. Jackson is 5 years old and is a male light sable and white smooth collie. He is up to date on all of his vaccinations, but is heartworm positive and somewhat malnourished. We will want to help him get healthy before he goes thru treatment and is neutered so it will be a few months before he is ready for adoption. Jackson is around 24 inches tall and weighs 38 pounds, he should weigh around 60 pounds. He appears to be house trained and is very mild mannered and calm. When he first meets people he comes up and leans into them for a few pets and strokes. Jackson gets along well with other dogs.

If you would like to know more about the collie please check out this web site http://www.akc.org/breeds/collie/index.cfm

UPDATE:  Jackson has completed his heartworm treatment and is so enjoying every minute of every day.  His foster mom says he is a gentle giant among her little ones even when the little ones pick on him.  He walks well on a leash, likes to walk side by side with his foster mom and meet new people on their walks.  He is house trained and will squeeze thru a dog door for dogs half his size to get outside.  Jackson is a bit concerned about incoming visitors but soon warms up to them.  He loves to be brushed and will lay his head on your knee for loving.  Jackson likes to play with toys and will periodically jump for joy.

   
   

Goldie – Goldie is one of many collies that were rescued by Houston Collie Rescue from a hoarding situation, ASR volunteered to help out with a few of them. Goldie is 5 years old and is a female sable and white smooth collie. She is up to date on all vaccinations but is heartworm positive and will have to go thru treatment. She is a bit malnourished at 39 pounds so we are helping her gain a few pounds. Goldie also has some eye problems which we will have checked out by an optometrist. Goldie will be available for adoption after she is spayed, gone thru heartworm treatment and had her eyes checked. Goldie is relearning her house manners and working on housetraining and leash walking. She is a soft and gentle collie with a lot of love to give.

Update:  Goldie has completed her heartworm treatment and has started to play with the resident shelties.  We will give her a few weeks and then we will set up an appointment with the ophthalmologist t to do some eyelid surgery.  Goldie’s eyelashes grow inward and cause her serious discomfort.  The surgery will relieve this discomfort. 

Goldie to LOVES to play with resident dogs and any visitors.  She also loves rawhide chewies. Goldie is completely house trained and knows how to use a doggie door.  Goldie also likes toys and stuffed animals.  She is very affectionate and loves you back by nibbling!  She now weighs 54 lbs.  Goldie is very good at the groomers, with baths, nails being ground and drying.  She sleeps in a closed crate with a bed at night.  Goldie also walks well on a leash.

If you would like to know more about the collie please check out this web site http://www.akc.org/breeds/collie/index.cfm

   
   

Hamish 2 – Hamish is a 14 year old owner surrender. He lost his best friend and was having to live outside so the family released him to us so we could help him find a good home and could live inside the house. Hamish is a tri-colored sheltie, is 15 inches tall and weighs 41 pounds, yep, a weight loss regimen is in his future. He is up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventives. Hamish has a low thyroid and will be taking an inexpensive supplement for the rest of his life, this will also help with his weight loss.

   
   

Mia (was Mila) – Mia 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. Mia 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. Mia has been spayed and 2 large hernias have been repaired. She is housetrained and enjoys the company of other dogs, especially gentle dogs. Mia 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. Mia is also heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive.

   
   

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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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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