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Adopted Shelties - 2016

See our shelties who have been lovingly adopted into "forever homes" in 2016.

See our shelties adopted in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.


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.

Adopted November 2016.


Finn - Finn is a mini-aussie that thought he was a sheltie. Finn’s family was moving and didn’t feel that they could take Finn with them, they felt it would be too stressful for him. Finn is about 8 years old, neutered and up to date on all of his vaccinations. He is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Finn does well on a leash and enjoys taking walks. He loves to run and play with other dogs or chase a ball when thrown. He is about 14 inches tall and weighs 20 pounds. He is a little shy at first but after he relaxes he is all wiggles and cuddles, also likes to give nose kisses. Finn gets along with older children and cats.

Adopted November 2016.


Max 2 - Max and Boots came to us after their owner passed away. Max is a neutered, sable and white sheltie. He is up to date on all vaccinations, has recently had a dental, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Max is 7 years old (was born in 2009), is 16 inches tall and weighs 20 pounds. Max is a friendly fellow that starts out as being a bit shy but warms up quickly. He is getting a housetraining refresher course. Max gets along well with other dogs. Max has also spent a good bit of time outside since his owner passed so it’s going to take a little care to bring his coat back to glorious.

UPDATE: Max has completed his refresher house training and has shown us that he has perfect house manners. He has also become a bouncy friendly fellow. He loves to jump up in laps and shower them with kisses.

Adopted November 2016.


Boots 3 - Boots and Max came to us after their owner passed away. Boots is a spayed, sable and white sheltie. She is up to date on all vaccinations, has recently had a dental, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Boots is 10 years old(born in 2006), is 16 inches tall and currently weighs 34 pounds, she does need to lose about 10 pounds. Boots is a very happy little girl, a bit reserved at first but it doesn’t take her long before her playful friendly side comes out. Boots is getting a refresher course on her housetraining. She gets along well with other dogs and is very social. She has spent a good bit of time outside so with a care her coat will be beautiful once again.

UPDATE: Boots loves to play especially a rousing game of squeaky toys and tug of war. She has also completed her house training refresher course and is doing beautifully in the house.

Adopted November 2016.


Roscoe - Roscoe is a 9 year old sable and white sheltie. His owner recently passed away and his family asked us to help him find a new home. He is about 16 inches tall and weighs 32 pounds. Roscoe is neutered, up to date on all of his vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Since Roscoe lived inside and outside for most of his life he is brushing up on his house training skills. He is leash trained, likes to take walks and gets along with other dogs.

UPDATE: We have found that Roscoe is housetrained, he had a couple of accidents in his foster home at first but not since. He does well when no one is home, generally snoozes on an ottoman in a gated area. He prefers the gated area to a crate.

UPDATE: Roscoe has been dealing with vestibular disorder, similar to vertigo in humans. He often gets dizzy, disoriented, has trouble standing or walking. We have done several tests on him and have found that he is quite healthy and the specialists are calling it idiopathic vestibular disorder. He is currently being treated with car sickness medications that are helping.

Adopted October 2016.


Peanut - Peanut is a 14 year old papillon that is just way too cute and so adorable. His owner passed away and the family asked if we could find a home for him. He is neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Peanut gets along beautifully with other dogs and cats, he is housetrained, leash trained and…did I say he is adorable?? Well he is. He only weighs 9.5 pounds, loves to snuggle.

Adopted October 2016.


April - April and Lassie came to us after their owner passed away, he had included the request in his will. April is an 8 year old (born 2/29/2008) sable and white sheltie. She is spayed, up to date on all vaccinations, has recently had a dental, is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. April is 16 inches tall and weighs 33 pounds, she needs to lose about 10 pounds. April lived inside until her owner passed away and is housetrained. Her coat is a bit of a mess now but with a little care will be beautiful once again.

Adopted October 2016.


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Ariel - Ariel is a 7 year old tri-color, black, sable & white, little girl in need of a new home.  Her mom passed away and she needs a new family.  She is up to date on all of her vaccinations, heartworm negative, spayed, and on heartworm preventive.  Ariel is quite well-behaved, gets along beautifully with other dogs, house trained and crate trained.  She is only about 15 inches tall and a little chunky at 34 pounds.  She is now on a diet and is doing well with meal control and lots of exercise.

Adopted August 2016.


Simon 2 - Simon is a recent owner surrender to our program. He is 10 years old, neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Simon is 18 inches tall and weighs 39 pounds and has had a recent dental. Simon is house trained and crate trained. He gets along well with other dogs and knows several tricks, including sit, stay and ‘I’m sorry’. He loves to take walks and bounces out the door and several houses down the block showing his exuberance. Simon also gets along with small children.

Adopted August 2016.


Lady May - Lady May is an owner surrender due to moving.  She is about 10 years old and is a sable merle.  Lady stand about 15 inches tall and weighs 28 pounds.  She is up to date on all vaccinations, spayed, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive, and has recently had a dental cleaning.  Lady May is a friendly, bouncy sheltie, her tail is always wagging and she loves everyone and everything she meets.  Lady May is housetrained and gets along well with other dogs.

Adopted August 2016.


Sophie 2 - Sophie is a recent owner surrender. She is 6 years old, spayed and up to date on all of her vaccinations, is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Sophie weighs 25 pounds and is about 15 inches tall, we are going to work to get her weight down about 5 pounds. Sophie has some medical issues that are inconvenient but easily controlled with proper care and the weight reduction will help with these issues. Sophie is house trained and crate trained but does have incontinence problems that are controlled with medication. Sophie loves to give kisses and loves to take walks, she is excellent on a leash.

Adopted August 2016.


Teddy 2 - Teddy is sweet fellow that was owner surrendered to a nearby shelter. He is 5 years old and sable and white. He stands about 15 inches tall and weighs around 45 pounds…yep, he is on a diet and exercise plan and hopes to get rid of about 10 to 15 pounds. Teddy is neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. He has recently had a dental and shows off his pearly whites with nice smiles. His rescuer comments that he has the softest brown eyes, one could just melt into them. Teddy gets along with other dogs and is a bit shy at first. He is house trained and leash trained.

Adopted August 2016


Gracie Bell - Gracie is an owner surrender, her family moved to a place without a fence and it just wasn’t working for Gracie. She is a 3 year old sable and white. She is spayed, up to date on all vaccinations and has had a recent dental. Gracie is also heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Gracie loves everyone and is housetrained and crate trained, she also gets along well with other dogs and cats. Gracie quickly merged into her foster family so well that they adopted her.

Adopted June 2016.


Ryder -Ryder is a stray that was picked up in Schulenburg as he was standing at an intersection in the pouring down rain trying to decide which way to go.  We estimate him to be between 8 and 9 years old.  Ryder is a quiet, blue merle sheltie with some sunburned places in his coat.  He stand about 14 inches tall and weighs 20 pounds, he could use about 3 or 4 more to get to a good weight.  He is neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, on heartworm preventive and has had a recent dental cleaning..   Ryder is getting a refresher course in house training but he is a smart fellow and will learn fast.  Ryder gets along well with other dogs, not sure about cats, loves to sit in your lap and is a quiet calm fellow.

Adopted June 2016.


Bonnie 3 - Bonnie was in our program several years ago and was recently returned to us.  Her family has had frustrating times and asked that we find her a new home.  Bonnie is an 8 year old sable and white spayed female.  She is 14 inches tall and weighs 23 pounds,  she needs to lose about 5 pounds to get her to have comfortable weight.  Bonnie is up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive.  Bonnie is a full of herself little sheltie.  She has a sparkling personality and loves to play with brightly colored toys.  Bonnie gets along with other dogs, loves people, is totally house trained and crate trained.  Like many shelties she does get very excited when she meets new people.

Adopted May 2016.


Chase - Chase is a sable and white sheltie that recently came to us with the request to find him a home that better suits his herding qualities and energy level. He is 18 months old (born June 2014), neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, and on heartworm preventive. Chase is 17 inches tall and weighs about 30 pounds. He is housetrained and loves to play with other dogs. He loves to snuggle with his humans and gets along well with other dogs. Chase has a strong herding instinct and would not do well with small children or cats.

Adopted March 2016.


Taffy 2 - Taffy came to us from Universal City, she was a stray and no one came to reclaim her. when she was picked up by the shelter her coat was tangled and dirty and she had lots of fleas and ticks. The shelter had her groomed and updated her vaccinations. When we picked her up she was frightened by all of the changes, the noise of the kennel situation and all of the strange people. She has now settled into her foster home and gets along great with the other dogs. Taffy is about 12 inches tall, weighs about 15 pounds and is spayed. She is heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventive. Taffy is probably 8 or 9 years old and is working on her house training. She is leash trained and a very gentle little girl. She gets along well with other dogs and likes to snuggle. Taffy is a bit overweight but is working on weight loss with good food, exercise and the green bean diet. She loves to play with toys and tries to be first in line to greet her foster mom. She is a happy girl.

Adopted March 2016.


Lil Bit - Lil Bit is a tiny sheltie that was recently surrendered to us because her home life was stressing her. She is about 3 or 4 years old. Stands about 12 inches tall and weighs 13 pounds. Lil Bit is spayed and up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Lil Bit is very nervous in new situations and quite shy. It takes her a while to warm up to new people. She loves to take walks and enjoys meeting other walkers, she does well on a leash. Lil bit is not house trained but is working on better house manners. She gets along well with other dogs, and the size of the other dog does not matter to her.

Adopted February 2016.


Darby - Darby was in a rescue north of Austin but after being there for several months he was not getting attention. They agreed to let us take him and do what we do…find him a new home. Darby is 4 to 5 years old, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, and on heartworm preventive. He is about 16 inches tall and weighs 41 pounds. He has a wonderful, happy, loving personality. He loves to run and play, is good on a leash and loves to take walks. He is getting a refresher course on house training and learning quickly. Darby is a high energy dog that loves to run and play with the other dogs but he also has a quiet side where he will sit by your side for pets and skritches.

Adopted February 2016.


Sabrina - Sabrina Sabrina is a 3 year old border collie sheltie mix. She came to us from the San Antonio shelter where she had been confiscated for neglect. She is about 15 inches tall and weighs around 22 pounds. Sabrina is spayed, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Sabrina is very frightened right now but as you can tell from the look in her eyes, she has a lot of love to give and she really wants to trust. More as we get to know this sweet girl.

UPDATE: Sabrina has turned into a bouncy, energetic little girl that loves to play with balls. She appears to be house trained and loves snuggles and being close to her human. She is a little joy to have around.

Adopted February 2016. 


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

Adopted February 2016.


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.

Adopted February 2016.


Pixie - Pixie aka Pixie Dust is a tiny little mite, 12 inches tall and 8 pounds (she is working on adding a few of pounds) that came to us from South Texas. Pixie is about 18 months old, fully housetrained and a little live wire. She is spayed, heartworm negative and up to date on all of her vaccinations. Pixie is microchipped and on heartworm preventive. She loves to run and play with the other dogs in her foster home and can be real chatty. She has learned to walk on a leash and takes short morning walks, even in the rain. She gets along well with small children and can get ‘air’ when she jumps.

Adopted January 2016


Bella 2 – Bella came in with Roxy and Smokey. Their owner passed away and there was no family left. Friends made sure the girls were taken to the vet and were then turned over to the local animal shelter. The shelter contacted us to help them find new homes. Bella is the shyest of the three but is slowly coming out of her shell. She is a 4 year old sable merle and white female. Bella has been spayed and is up to date on all of her vaccinations. She is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Bella is about 16 inches tall and weighs 43 pounds. Her foster mom is helping her to take a bit of weight off with a good diet and good exercise. Bella is house trained and leash trained. She gets along well with other dogs.

Adopted January 2016


     
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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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