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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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BrieBrie is a sheltie corgi mix that was abandoned at a shelter. Brie is 3 years old, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative , on heartworm preventive and spayed. Brie is about 10 inches tall and weighs around 20 pounds. She is a fun loving girl with lots of energy. She loves to take walks and does well on a leash. She gets along well with other everyone; other dogs and small children. Brie is house-trained and crate trained. Brie also loves to play with squeaky toys.

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Princesss LeiaPrincess Leia is a 2 to 3 year old sable and white female that was surrendered because she was too shy for the family.  She is up to date on all vaccination, spayed, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive.  Princess Leia is about 15 inches tall and weighs 20 pounds.  She is leashed trained and loves to take walks.  Princess Leia is also house trained and gets along well with other dogs and with cats.  Princess Leia is also quite shy and her refuge is the couch.  She enjoys spending her day there and will even eat there if allowed.  We are working with her to help her come out of her shell and she is making progress.  When she wants attention she will tap you gently with her paw, she loves attention and loves to be brushed.

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Solo Solo is a handsome bi-black sheltie that was abandoned at a pet store, who would do such a thing.  Solo is 3 years old, up to date on all vaccinations, neutered but is heartworm positive.  Guess that goes along with abandoning at a pet store.  He has recently had a dental and will be starting heartworm treatment  soon, and won’t be available until the end of June.  Solo is a happy go lucky, super friendly, playful fellow.  He loves playing with the other dogs and never meets a stranger.  All of this activity is helping him lose weight but as soon as he starts heartworm treatment all of it will stop as he has to be crated during the 2 months of treatment.  How unfair.  Solo is around 40 pounds and stands about 15 inches tall.  He is house trained and leash trained.

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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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Harvey Harvey came to us from down around Houston.  He had been surrendered to a small city shelter there with an injured rear right leg and  heartworm positive.  The shelter came to us for help, they asked if we could take this little fellow and do what we could to fix his leg and get him thru heartworm treatment.  When we x-rayed his leg we found that there were bullet fragments and it appeared to be an old wound as there was nothing visible on the skin.  How long had this little fellow suffered with the fragments and broken bones?  Some things should just not happen.  The first thing we had to do was amputate his rear right leg, then give him time to recuperate before we started his heartworm treatment.

Harvey is about 2 years old and weighs around 11 pounds.  He is a  sheltie pomeranium mix.  Harvey loves everyone and everything.  He is working on house training and has started heartworm treatment.  He is up to date on all of his vaccinations and will be available for adoption in the spring.  Harvey has learned to get around on 3 legs.

All of this is very costly and donations for Harvey are appreciated.  We accept Paypal donations or you can mail the donation to us at the address below…please indicate that you are one of Harvey’s Angels.

UPDATE – Harvey has finished his heartworm treatment and is doing great.  He gets around as well on 3 legs as other do on 4.  He is housetrained, crate trained and is learning the dog door.  He loves playing with the resident dogs, and he loves to give kisses.  Harvey is looking for that special home that can handle all of the sweetness that he can share.

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Austin Sheltie Rescue
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Austin, TX  78755

   
   

Rascal 3 – Rascal is an owner surrender due to a family illness. He is 8 years old, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Rascal is a sable merle, sable and white with a few touches of silver in his coat. He stands about 17 inches tall and weighs about 30 pounds. He loves to take walks, is house trained and crate trained. He loves to play with toys…especially his moose, and lay in the sun. Rascal gets along really well with all children. More as we get to know this handsome fellow.

 

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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.

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 has 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 recently took him to Barnes and Noble when we were gift wrapping at Christmas and he was 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.

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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.

   
   

Beau 2 - Beau is one of 6 shelties that were surrendered to Austin Sheltie Rescue after their owner passed away. Beau is about 5 years old and is a sable and white neutered male. He is about 15 inches tall and weighs about 20 pounds. Beau is up to date on all of his vaccinations, is heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventive. Beau is good with other dogs but, while improving daily,  is wary of humans.Beau is comfortable using the dog door and running outdoors with the other dogs and he is walking on the leash well now too. 

   
   

Rascal 1 – Rascal was turned into our rescue group by his family who fell on some hard times and could no longer keep him. Rascal is a 7-yr old sable merle sheltie with a lot of white in his coat. With his beautiful amber eyes and his unusual coloring, he is a very handsome and distinctive boy! He is appx 15 inches tall and weighed 45 pounds when he was turned in. His foster family has him on the "green bean diet" and Rascal is currently down to 40 pounds. The goal is to get him to his ideal weight of appx 30 pounds.

Rascal is neutered, has been brought up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative, and recently had a dental.

Rascal has a very sweet and friendly personality. He loves everyone and gets along well with other dogs and small children, but not cats. He enjoys getting attention from everyone. On a recent Meet & Greet, Rascal was very sociable with all the people who came by to meet our dogs and was very comfortable in this situation. He has not shown any aggressive behavior towards anyone while in foster care. Rascal is laid back and likes to hang out with his foster family. He is housebroken and crate trained. He has excellent house manners. He enjoys going on walks and walks very well on his leash.

Rascal is a healthy boy and is ready for adoption. Rascal is going to make a wonderful pet for his new family!

 

   
   

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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