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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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Bonnie 2 Bonnie is an owner surrender for hopes of a better home. She is a year and a half, born in August of 2013. She is up to date on all vaccinations, spayed, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Bonnie is mostly house trained, we are working on this, and is crate trained. She gets along well with other dogs and with cats. She loves to snuggle with her humans but also likes to run and bounce and play. Bonnie is learning to walk on a leash, and she is a fast learner. Bonnie has been micro-chipped and is ready for her new home.

   
   

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Dobby Dobby is a sable merle that was owner surrendered to the vet clinic in Bastrop. He is 7 years old, his birthday was in July 2007. He is up to date on all of his vaccinations, current on rabies, is heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventive. Dobby was recently neutered and had a dental. His previous vet records show that he may not have been receiving heartworm preventive for the past few years, so it is recommended he be tested again in June 2015. Dobby, is very well-behaved and he learns fast. He gets along great with the other dogs and he loves to take walks. Dobby is house trained and crate trained and generally stays off of the furniture.

   
   

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.

   
   

Clay 2 – Clay was a stray and even though his pictures showed up all over Facebook, his family never came looking for him at the shelter. He is about 10 or 11, up to date on all vaccination, neutered and micro-chipped. His heartworm test came back as high positive. He also has a cough that was caused by the heartworms so we will be extra careful with him as we take him thru treatment. Clay is a sweet, friendly sheltie that stands about 16 inches tall and weighs about 36 pounds, he could lose a few pounds. The night he was rescued he gave his rescuer a great big smile letting her know how much he appreciated the safety of her house and the chance at a much better future.

Update:  Clay has finished his heartworm treatment.  He is smiling more now than before.  He wants to BE where ever YOU are, and he adores attention.  Clay is completely house trained and knows how to use a doggie door.  He likes to sleep in a crate with a bed in it, with a pillow for his head.  He does like to carry around a stuffed toy in his mouth, and he kind of plays with it.  He is a very affectionate boy with a sweet personality.  Clay is also very calm.  He handles grooming (nails being ground, and bath/blow out) very calmly.  He walks well on a leash.

   
   

Beau 3– Beau is a 5 year old rough coated collie that was an owner surrender to the animal shelter in San Antonio. He is sable and white and weighs 55 pounds. Beau is up to date on all vaccinations and has been neutered. When the San Antonio shelter tested him, he came back positive for heartworms, so he will have to go thru heartworm treatment. Beau gets along with other dogs, walks well on a leash and is a very calm and loving collie.

UPDATE:  Beau has finished his heartworm treatment and added some necessary pounds, he is now up to a good weight of 65 pounds.  He gets along wonderfully with other dogs, probably gets along well with cats, and is fine with small children.  He has excellent house manners and is house trained.  Now that he is able, he loves to take long walks, meeting new people and other dogs.  He is so happy to be able to run and jump around the yard and play with the other dogs.

   
   

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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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.

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. The dermatitis thought it might be 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 . We have since determined that it is more likely just scar tissue from the severe case of sarcoptic mange.

Lucas is sweet and well-behaved. 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 have taken him to various Meet and Greets and found that he is 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. He would make an excellent companion for a young boy or girl.

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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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