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Adopted Shelties - 2014

See our shelties who have been lovingly adopted into "forever homes" in 2014.

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CCCC is one of four dogs recently relinquished to our group by their owner. She is a small and beautiful 7-year old sable and white female. She is appx 11 inches tall and weighs 12 pounds. She needs to gain a few more pounds to be at her ideal weight. CC has been spayed, brought up to date on all of her vaccinations, and microchipped. She is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. She has a low grade heart murmur; however, a recent ultrasound indicated that it is not a major medical concern and she will not need any meds for it. CC is crate trained and her foster family is working with her on house training and on socialization since she is shy of people. She is quickly learning that it is nice to snuggle. She is also learning how to walk on a leash. She gets along well with other dogs. More info as we get to know this little girl.

Adopted August 2014.

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Mindy – Mindy is one of four dogs recently relinquished to our group by their owner. She is a tiny and beautiful 18 month old sable and white female. She is about 9 inches tall and only weighs 6 pounds. She needs to gain a few more pounds to be at her ideal weight. Mindy has been spayed, brought up to date on all of her vaccinations, and microchipped. She is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Mindy is crate trained and her foster family is working with her on house training and socialization since she is shy of people. She gets along well with other dogs. More info as we get to know this tiny girl.

Adopted August 2014.


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.

Adopted August 2014. 


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.

Adopted August 2014.

 


Mikey – Mikey is one of four dogs recently relinquished to our group by their owner. He is a small and handsome 18-month old sable and white male. He is appx 10 inches tall and only weighs 6 pounds. He needs to gain a few more pounds to be at his ideal weight. Mikey has been neutered, brought up to date on all of his vaccinations, and microchipped. He is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Mikey is crate trained and his foster family is working on with him on house training. He is probably the most sociable one of the 4 dogs in the group relinquished; but, he is still a bit shy. However, he does love to be held and carried! He gets along well with other dogs. When he arrived at his foster home, he quickly picked out a toy platypus as his very own. More as we get to know this tiny boy.

Adopted July 2014.

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Cookie 2Cookie came to us recently via Pilots n Paws…Thank you folks for your help in getting her to safety.  She is a bi-black Sheltie Eskie mix.  Cookie is about 2 years old, probably younger, and weighs 20 pounds.  She is up to date on all of her vaccinations, heartworm negative, spayed and on heartworm preventive.  Cookie is a very well behaved, playful little girl.  She loves tennis balls and fuzzy, squeaky toys and has a very strong play drive.  Cookie also gets along well with other dogs, cats and small children.  She knows several commands; sit and stay, she is housetrained,  crate trained and leash trained.  Loves to ride.

Adopted July 2014.

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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.

Adopted July 2014.

 

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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.

Adopted June 2014.

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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.

Adopted May 2014.

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Princess 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.

Adopted May 2014.

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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.

Adopted May 2014.


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. 

Adopted April 2014.

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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.

Adopted April 2014.


Prince - (was Shaggy) and Eli were both surrendered to our rescue group because of family changes. Prince is a handsome sable and white male sheltie who is 7 years old, weighs 30 pounds, and stands 16 inches tall. He is neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative. He recently had a dental cleaning.

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.

He is housebroken and has not had a single accident in his foster home. He likes to go on walks and is slowly learning how to walk on a leash without pulling.

He gets along well with children; however, there is a young girl at his foster home and he really doesn't interact much with her. So, we think he hasn't been around children much. His former family told us that both Prince and Eli had done some therapy work. However, we have not verified this.

Prince is healthy and ready for his "furever" home! He needs a home where his family can continue the work on his leash training, and spend time playing with him and loving him.

Adopted March 2014.


Buddy 3 - Buddy is back with Austin Sheltie Rescue through no fault of his own. Buddy is about 10 years old sheltie/cocker spaniel or springer spaniel mix. He is up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative. Since Buddy was adopted a few years ago he has gained a good bit of weight, he went from 25 pounds to over 50 pounds, so he is working on getting rid of those extra pounds. We have also found out that Buddy has low thyroid, and is on an inexpensive medicine twice a day. Buddy loves to be close to his family, enjoys playing with toys and other dogs, but does not do well with cats.

Adopted March 2014.


Tanner 2 – Tanner was a stray picked up by animal control here in Austin. He is about 3 years old, very well mannered and knows several commands. He is neutered and up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Tanner has a rear leg issue that we are monitoring to determine if he needs surgery. The knee has not slowed him down at all, he runs and plays with the resident dogs and gets along well with everyone.

Adopted March 2014.

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Roger - (was Seamus) was found along a busy intersection in far north Austin and the Good Samaritan contacted us about taking him. Roger is about 10 years old, and is a neutered tri-colored male. He has recently had a dental and is up to date on all vaccinations, is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Roger is housetrained and walks well on a leash. He gets along with other dogs and is comfortable with small children. Roger is about 14 inches tall and weighs 18 pounds.

Adopted March 2014.


Jessie 2 – Jessie is an owner surrender to a local animal shelter who contacted us to see if we had room for her. Jessie is 10 years old, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, on heartworm preventive, spayed and recently had a dental cleaning. She is about 13 inches tall and weighs about 30 pounds. Jessie gets along with other dogs, is quite polite, has a very happy disposition, and loves to be with people. She is housetrained and crate trained. Jessie also loves to takes walks and is leash trained.

Adopted February 2014.

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Trixie 2 – Trixie was found as a stray in San Antonio and even with posters and signs her owner could not be found. She is 7 to 8 years old, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, on heartworm preventive, and spayed. Trixie is also housetrained and crate trained. She likes to take walks and does well on a leash. Trixie is a little social butterfly, she loves being with people and small children. Trixie is about 15 inches tall and weighs around 20 pounds.

Adopted February 2014.

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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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