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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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Adoption Pending!

Chipper – AKA Chip. Chip is a 3 year old sable and white owner surrender.  Chip was released to us because his owner was dealing with medical problems and the family felt it was best for Chip to find a new home.  Chip is neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive.  He gets along with other dogs, but not so sure about cats, is crate trained and is working on house training.  Chip is about 16 inches tall and weighs 30 pounds.  More as we get to know him better.

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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
P O Box 27872
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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Adoption Pending!

Duchess 2 - Duchess is one of 6 shelties that were surrendered to Austin Sheltie Rescue after their owner passed away. Duchess is a sable and white spayed female. She is 6 years old, 16 inches tall and weighs 29 pounds. Duchess gets along with other dogs and with cats, she is actually a little cautious of them. She is up to date on all of her vaccinations, is heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventive. Duchess is somewhat shy but is working on her house training and leash training. More as Duchess comes out of her shell.

   
   

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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