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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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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.

   
   

Canyon – Canyon is a young sheltie that was surrendered to us when his family was relocated. He is almost 2 years old, born in January, 2013. He is a sable merle with a bit of dark blue in his eyes, he stands about 17 inches tall and weighs around 30 pounds. He will be brought up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm tested, put on heartworm preventive and neutered before he is ready for adoption. Canyon gets along well with other dogs, loves to take walks and does very well on a leash. He is a bit unsure of cats. He is very friendly and is very polite when meeting new people.

Canyon is a busy young fellow, he has been caught ‘counter surfing’ and generally getting into the mischief that most young dogs will get into. He loves to play with toys and check out what is going on outside the window. Canyon will be working on his housetraining while he is in foster care.

 

   
   

Ellie 2 – Ellie is a beautiful tri-colored 5 yr old female sheltie who was an owner surrender. She is a small sheltie who stands 12 inches tall and weighs a little more than 10 pounds. Ellie was in bad shape when she came into rescue. She was infested with ticks and was anemic. She is still a bit underweight and her coat is sparse, dry and sunburned. All of this will be remedied with love, good nutrition and being inside. Ellie has been spayed, had a dental, and had her rear dewclaws removed. She has been brought up to date on all her vaccinations and microchipped. She tested heartworm negative and is now on heartworm preventative. She has been treated for the ticks and is now tick free. With good nutrition, she will put on a few pounds and her skin and coat will improve and look much healthier. Since Ellie lived outside, she is not housebroken and had never walked on a leash. Her foster mom is working with Ellie on both of these things as well as basic commands. Ellie has a very sweet personality and gets along very well with other dogs. She loves everyone. She is a happy little girl whose tail is always wagging! Sweet Ellie will be ready for adoption in early Oct. She would do well in a home with other dogs, or as the only dog. She is afraid of cats, so she would not do well in a home with cats.

   
   

Angel 2 – Angel is an owner surrendered sheltie. She is 11 years old, spayed, up to date on all vaccinations, heart worm negative and on heartworm preventive. Angel is about 12 inches tall but weighs 34 pounds, a low-fat diet with green beans is now on her menu. Angel is house trained and very well-behaved. She likes to take walks and loves to be groomed. She prefers being close to her human and her foster mom says she is very sweet.

   
   

Alani – Alani 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. Alani is around a year old and is a male sable and white smooth collie. He is up to date on all of his vaccinations, is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. He is between 18 and 22 inches tall and weighs about 30 pounds. He has suffered severe neglect so he does need to gain a few pounds, most collies weigh over 50 pounds. He is not house trained but is working on it, he does walk on a leash, but will need a bit more training. He will be neutered before he can be adopted. Since Alani is just a big puppy right now he has a lot of energy and loves to run, play chase, and jump over anything stationary. He gets along well with people and 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

   
   

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

   
   

Heidi – Heidi 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. Heidi is a year old female sable and white rough collie. She is up to date on all of his vaccinations, is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. She stands between 18 and 22 inches and weighs 27 pounds. She is quite underweight so we will be helping her gradually gain a few pounds. She is learning house manners, working on her housetraining and learning how to walk on a leash. She will be spayed before she will be available for adoption. Heidi does get along well with other dogs and loves to run and play.

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

   
   

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.

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

   
   

Adoption Pending!

Landry – Landry was found wandering lost in Hutto and was turned into the Williamson County Shelter, hoping his owner would come looking for him. Landry came to us when his owners did not reclaim. He is about 5 years old, maybe younger, stands 15 inches tall and weighs 15 pounds. He is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations.Landry is a happy, well-socialized sheltie with good house manners, he gets along well with other dogs and with young children. He is housetrained and leash trained.

   
   

Adoption Pending!

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.

 

   
   

Adoption Pending!

Casey 2 – Casey is a young male owner surrender, just too much puppy for his senior owner. He is 6 months old, about 15 inches tall and weighs 14 pounds. He’s a happy-go-lucky puppy with a lot of energy. Casey is up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, and on heartworm preventive. He is house trained and leash trained and knows a few tricks, like sit and down. Casey gets along well with other dogs and with cats. Casey would be best in a home with other dogs and no young children. Older children willing to work and play with him would be good for Casey.

   
   

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.

   
   

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.

   
   

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.

   
   

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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LOST IN LAKEWAY!

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.

   
   

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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