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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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Ryder -Ryder is a stray that was picked up in Schulenburg as he was standing at an intersection in the pouring down rain trying to decide which way to go.  We estimate him to be between 8 and 9 years old.  Ryder is a quiet, blue merle sheltie with some sunburned places in his coat.  He stand about 14 inches tall and weighs 20 pounds, he could use about 3 or 4 more to get to a good weight.  He is neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, on heartworm preventive and has had a recent dental cleaning..   Ryder is getting a refresher course in house training but he is a smart fellow and will learn fast.  Ryder gets along well with other dogs, not sure about cats, loves to sit in your lap and is a quiet calm fellow.

   
   

Lady May - Lady May is an owner surrender due to moving.  She is about 10 years old and is a sable merle.  Lady stand about 15 inches tall and weighs 28 pounds.  She is up to date on all vaccinations, spayed, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive, and has recently had a dental cleaning.  Lady May is a friendly, bouncy sheltie, her tail is always wagging and she loves everyone and everything she meets.  Lady May is housetrained and gets along well with other dogs.

   
   

Simon 2 - Simon is a recent owner surrender to our program. He is 10 years old, neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Simon is 18 inches tall and weighs 39 pounds and has had a recent dental. Simon is house trained and crate trained. He gets along well with other dogs and knows several tricks, including sit, stay and ĎIím sorryí. He loves to take walks and bounces out the door and several houses down the block showing his exuberance. Simon also gets along with small children.

   
   

Boots 3 - Boots and Max came to us after their owner passed away. Boots is a spayed, sable and white sheltie. She is up to date on all vaccinations, has recently had a dental, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Boots is 10 years old(born in 2006), is 16 inches tall and currently weighs 34 pounds, she does need to lose about 10 pounds. Boots is a very happy little girl, a bit reserved at first but it doesnít take her long before her playful friendly side comes out. Boots is getting a refresher course on her housetraining. She gets along well with other dogs and is very social. She has spent a good bit of time outside so with a care her coat will be beautiful once again.

   
   

Max 2 - Max and Boots came to us after their owner passed away. Max is a neutered, sable and white sheltie. He is up to date on all vaccinations, has recently had a dental, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Max is 7 years old (was born in 2009), is 16 inches tall and weighs 20 pounds. Max is a friendly fellow that starts out as being a bit shy but warms up quickly. He is getting a housetraining refresher course. Max gets along well with other dogs. Max has also spent a good bit of time outside since his owner passed so itís going to take a little care to bring his coat back to glorious.

   
   

Lassie - Lassie and April came to us after their owner passed away, he had included the request in his will. Lassie is a 12 year old (born 3/1/2004) sable and white sheltie. She is spayed, up to date on all vaccinations, has recently had a dental, is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Lassie is 16 inches tall and weighs 33 pounds, she will begin working on losing about 10 pounds which will help reduce the possibility of arthritis. Lassie lived inside until her owner passed away and is housetrained. Her coat will need a bit of TLC but with time will come back to beautiful. More as we get to know this sweet senior lady.

   
   

April - April and Lassie came to us after their owner passed away, he had included the request in his will. April is an 8 year old (born 2/29/2008) sable and white sheltie. She is spayed, up to date on all vaccinations, has recently had a dental, is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. April is 16 inches tall and weighs 33 pounds, she needs to lose about 10 pounds. April lived inside until her owner passed away and is housetrained. Her coat is a bit of a mess now but with a little care will be beautiful once again. More as we get to know this lovely girl.

   
   

Ellis - Ellis is a foundling from San Antonio. His finder tried very hard to locate his owners but no one came forward for him. Ellis is a sheltie mix, may have some shih tzu in him. Ellis is about 12 inches tall and only weighs around 12 pounds. He is neutered and up to date on all of his vaccinations, neutered and so sad, Ellis is heartworm positive. He will start treatment in December. Ellis also some dental issues and skin issues that will be taken care of before he starts his heartworm treatment. Ellis is a snuggler, he loves to jump up next to you on the couch or chair. He gets along well with other dogs and walks well on a leash.

   
   

Cassander - Cassander is a 14 year old that was surrendered to the San Antonio shelter who contacted us, he wasnít doing well in the shelter situation. Cassender is neutered, up to date on all his vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. He is about 17 inches tall and weighs 28 pounds. He has recently had a dental and had a couple of teeth removed. Cassander is having a refresher course in house training and is doing well. Though he is hard of hearing he gets along well and responds to some hand signals. Being 14 years old, he has a bit of arthritis and is taking a supplement that is helping. He is leash trained and enjoys taking walks. He also gets along with other dogs.

UPDATE: Don't tell Cassander, aka Kernel Sanders that he is a senior! He loves nothing more than a great game of ball. Loves to chase it, retrieve it and do it all over and over again. His endurance rivals that of a much younger dog. He is house trained and has not had any accidents! He also walks into his crate when you point to it and knows how to sit for food and treats. He is a bit of a goofy clown and would do well as an only dog, so all the attention can be on him, which he so richly deserves. He is not too fond of cats however.

   
   

Roscoe - Roscoe is a 9 year old sable and white sheltie. His owner recently passed away and his family asked us to help him find a new home. He is about 16 inches tall and weighs 32 pounds. Roscoe is neutered, up to date on all of his vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Since Roscoe lived inside and outside for most of his life he is brushing up on his house training skills. He is leash trained, likes to take walks and gets along with other dogs.

UPDATE: We have found that Roscoe is housetrained, he had a couple of accidents in his foster home at first but not since. He does well when no one is home, generally snoozes on an ottoman in a gated area. He prefers the gated area to a crate.

UPDATE: Roscoe has been dealing with vestibular disorder, similar to vertigo in humans. He often gets dizzy, disoriented, has trouble standing or walking. We have done several tests on him and have found that he is quite healthy and the specialists are calling it idiopathic vestibular disorder. He is currently being treated with car sickness medications that are helping.

   
   

Pippin Pippin is a 10 year old from south Texas. His owner passed away and his family surrendered him to a rescue. Pippin stands 16 inches tall and weighs 24 pounds. He has a skin infection and was shaved down prior to being surrendered. Pippin is up to date on all vaccinations but is heartworm positive and will have to go thru treatment. Pippin is being pre-treated for heartworm treatment and is being treated for the skin infection. Pippin gets along well with other dogs, including small, pesky puppies and he loves to play with chew toys. He likes to take short walks and is house trained and crate trained.

UPDATE: Pippin has finished his heartworm treatment and is doing well. His skin infections are gone and his coat is growing back in thick and full, it is going to look great when itís long and shiny. He still enjoys walks and loves to play fetch with a tennis ball, he considers tennis balls to be his best toy, always seems to have one in his mouth..

   
   

Lucas – Lucas is a young sheltie 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 puppy 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 may have 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 took him to Barnes and Noble when we were gift wrapping at Christmas and he was a wonderful ambassador meeting and smoozing with all of the visitors. He is currently around 4 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 also gets along well with small children and other dogs.

   
   

Remy Remy – Remy is a one year old special needs Sheltie looking for his forever home. He weighs approximately 46 lbs. He is blind in his right eye but sees well out of the left eye and is also deaf. But in spite of his special needs he loves people and has learned hand signals to sit, down and shake. He has completed special training to learn boundaries and how to deal with his lack of sight and hearing. The trainer has recommended that the best home would have no other dogs (he does get along with cats) and no small children. He is looking for a forever home that will continue with his training and give him lots of loving. Please apply for Remy at www.freedomcollierescue.org

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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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.

   
   

     
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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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