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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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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.

   
   

Taffy 2 - Taffy came to us from Universal City, she was a stray and no one came to reclaim her. when she was picked up by the shelter her coat was tangled and dirty and she had lots of fleas and ticks. The shelter had her groomed and updated her vaccinations. When we picked her up she was frightened by all of the changes, the noise of the kennel situation and all of the strange people. She has now settled into her foster home and gets along great with the other dogs. Taffy is about 12 inches tall, weighs about 15 pounds and is spayed. She is heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventive. Taffy is probably 8 or 9 years old and is working on her house training. She is leash trained and a very gentle little girl. She gets along well with other dogs and likes to snuggle. Taffy is a bit overweight but is working on weight loss with good food, exercise and the green bean diet. She loves to play with toys and tries to be first in line to greet her foster mom. She is a happy girl.

   
   

Adoption Pending!

Darby - Darby was in a rescue north of Austin but after being there for several months he was not getting attention. They agreed to let us take him and do what we doÖfind him a new home. Darby is 4 to 5 years old, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, and on heartworm preventive. He is about 16 inches tall and weighs 41 pounds. He has a wonderful, happy, loving personality. He loves to run and play, is good on a leash and loves to take walks. He is getting a refresher course on house training and learning quickly. Darby is a high energy dog that loves to run and play with the other dogs but he also has a quiet side where he will sit by your side for pets and skritches.

   
   

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.

   
   

Adoption Pending!

Sabrina - Sabrina Sabrina is a 3 year old border collie sheltie mix. She came to us from the San Antonio shelter where she had been confiscated for neglect. She is about 15 inches tall and weighs around 22 pounds. Sabrina is spayed, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Sabrina is very frightened right now but as you can tell from the look in her eyes, she has a lot of love to give and she really wants to trust. More as we get to know this sweet girl.

UPDATE: Sabrina has turned into a bouncy, energetic little girl that loves to play with balls. She appears to be house trained and loves snuggles and being close to her human. She is a little joy to have around.
 

   
   

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.

   
   

Adoption Pending!

Joani Joani and ChaChi are a bonded pair. They were found wandering around Lakeway and picked up by animal control. After they were held for 3 days, the animal control officer contacted us to help them find a good home. Austin Sheltie Rescue picked them up and took them to the vet. After testing we found that both shelties are in need of thyroid supplements. Joani is now up to date on all of her vaccinations, is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. She stands about 13 inches tall and weighs 30 pounds. Since she is on the inexpensive thyroid supplements along with good food and exercise, her weight should come down to a reasonable level. Joani is about 8 years old, house trained and very friendly. She walks well on a leash and would prefer a home with her buddy, ChaChi.

   
     

Adoption Pending!

Chachi Joani and ChaChi are a bonded pair. They were found wandering around Lakeway and picked up by animal control. After they were held for 3 days, the animal control officer contacted us to help them find a good home. Austin Sheltie Rescue picked them up and took them to the vet. After testing we found that both shelties are in need of thyroid supplements. ChaChi is now up to date on all of his vaccinations, is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. He stands about 12 inches tall and weighs 28 pounds. Since he is on the inexpensive thyroid supplements along with good food and exercise, his weight should come down to a reasonable level. ChaChi is about 8 years old, house trained and very friendly. He walks well on a leash and would prefer a home with his buddy, Joani..

   
     

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.

   
   

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.

   
   

Adoption Pending!

Lil Bit - Lil Bit is a tiny sheltie that was recently surrendered to us because her home life was stressing her. She is about 3 or 4 years old. Stands about 12 inches tall and weighs 13 pounds. Lil Bit is spayed and up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Lil Bit is very nervous in new situations and quite shy. It takes her a while to warm up to new people. She loves to take walks and enjoys meeting other walkers, she does well on a leash. Lil bit is not house trained but is working on better house manners. She gets along well with other dogs, and the size of the other dog does not matter to her.

   
   

     
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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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