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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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Simba Simba is a 10 year old sable and white owner surrender. He is neutered, up to date on all of his vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. He has had a recent dental but we found that he needs a couple of abscessed teeth removed, he will be scheduled for a dental. Simba gets along great with other dogs, he does well with small children and is very friendly….he never meets a stranger. Simba is house trained and has learned to use the doggy door. He loves to take walks and rides well in the car. Simba weighs 24 pounds and stands about 15 inches tall. Simba came in with Bowser and is somewhat bonded with him but it is not mandatory that they be adopted together..

   
   

Bowser Bowser is a 5 year old sheltie pom mix. He is neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Bowser is working on his house training and is learning to use the doggy door. Bowser loves small children and loves everyone. Bowser rides well in the car and loves to take walks. Bowser is about 12 inches tall and weighs 11 pounds, he could gain 2 or 3 and be a perfect weight. Bowser came in with Simba and is somewhat bonded with him but it is not necessary that they be adopted together. .

   
   

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..

   
   

Wylie Wylie is a recent owner surrender because he just didn’t fit in with the family.  Wylie is 5 years old, up to date on all of his vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive.  Wylie stands about 15 inches and is overweight at 42 pounds.  We have determined that Wylie has a low thyroid and requires twice a day inexpensive medication.  Now that he is on regular medication his coat is improving and his weight will start coming off.  He is also taking daily walks to help reduce.  Wylie gets along well with other dogs, loves to play with toys, and enjoys a good game of fetch.  He is also house trained and is becoming crate trained.  Wylie loves to be brushed  and is so appreciative of any attention he receives but is a bit nervous around small children.

   
   

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.

   
   

BuffyBuffy is a 13 year old owner surrender because her health care has become too much for her senior citizen owner.  Buffy has a variety of allergies that require medication and frequent baths.  Buffy is a darling sable and white sheltie.  She weighs 28 pounds and is 14 inches tall.  She is house trained, gets along very well with other dogs and cats.  She is very quiet but loves attention.  She walks well on a leash .

   
   

Lucky Lucky is a sable merle owner surrender from the hill country. His owner recently lost her husband and is having to move into an apartment in another state and could not take Lucky with her. Lucky is a larger than normal sheltie and many apartment complexes prefer only smaller dogs. Lucky is 8 years old, 16 to 17 inches tall and weighs 30 pounds. He is up to date on all of his vaccination, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Lucky is housetrained, crate trained and loves to take walks, He gets along well with other dogs and has given up his bed to the resident cat, his new best friend. Lucky, like many shelties, has a low thyroid and is taking an inexpensive thyroid supplement. Thanks to his previous owner he has not been allowed to gain a bit of weight like most low thyroid shelties.

UPDATE - When Lucky visited our vet, they found a tumor in his colon area. He has undergone surgery to have the tumor removed and it has been sent off for a pathology report. During the recovery Lucky’s bladder burst and had to be quickly repaired. He is now on the mend and is recuperating at his foster home. His vet bills have been extensive but we have faith that Lucky will live up to his name and is soon going to be a happy, healthy sheltie. If you would like to donate to his surgery and recovery expenses it will be greatly appreciated. You can donate via our Paypal link on our home page or you can mail a donation directly to us, the address is also on our home page. Prayers are also appreciated.

   
     

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.

   
     

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..

   
     

Howie Howie is a tiny white and brown male puppy found as a stray and turned over to AAC.   We aren’t quite sure what his mix is but because he is so cute, we just know there is some sheltie in there somewhere. He had a big abscess on his forehead which has been treated and is healing well.  We are estimating he came in at 7 weeks old, so we’ve put his birthday as the first of February, 2015.  He’s a cute little guy, he started out at a little over 2 pounds.  He will be going thru the usual puppy shots and will not be available for adoption until after he is neutered, which should be done in July.

UPDATE:    Howie is not a sheltie or sheltie mix.  We did a DNA test and found that he is hypoallergenic, doesn’t shed, and will always be a small guy.  Howie is now up to date on all of his vaccinations and has been neutered.  At 6 months he is a little guy at only 7 to 8 pounds.  He is working on crate training and house training. Howie is a happy little fellow, loves everyone, loves playing with other dogs, loves being handled and snuggled, and his favorite place is in your lap while you watch TV.

   
     

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Chanel– Chanel is a 2 month old sable and white sheltie puppy that recently came to us from out of state.  She was born 01/17/2015 and weighs 5 pounds.  Chanel is working on her house training.  Chanel is being fostered by her soon to be adoptive family.  She will be a foster until she is spayed..

   
     

Remy Remy – Remy is a one year old double merle sheltie. This is the result of a merle to merle breeding which can result in shelties that may be blind and/or deaf. . Remy weighs 43 pounds and stands about 17 inches tall. He is up to date on all his vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. After an exam and testing, it was determined that Remy is deaf and partially blind. He has good sight out of one eye but the second eye is underdeveloped and there is no sight. Because of his deafness Remy is learning hand signals, he has already learned Sit, Down, and Shake. He seems to be house trained, leash trained and crate trained. Remy gets along well with other dogs, and a second dog would be good for Remy to help him build his confidence and give him support. Remy is a love bug, he loves people and likes to be right where the action is. He is fine with cats but the cats need to be very dog wise as Remy is just a big puppy at heart.

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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Prince 3 Prince is 8 years old, up to date on all of his vaccinations, heartworm negative, on heartworm preventive, neutered and micro-chipped. Prince is house trained and leash trained, he loves to take long walks. Prince gets along well with other dogs and prefers to be in a house with other dogs, Prince has always been with other dogs and needs them to keep him busy. He gets along well with small children. Prince is about 16 inches tall and weighs 30 pounds.

Prince has a sweet and friendly personality, although he is cautious when he first meets people, especially males. He is a bit 'chatty' and will let you know when he sees a car, bird, etc. He gets along well with other dogs. He knows several commands including: sit, down, and wait. If you put a treat on his paw and tell him to 'wait', he will not take the treat until you tell him he can! He also knows how to use a doggie door and enjoys spending time in the back yard running and playing.

   
   

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.

   
   

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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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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