Sam 3 – Sam is a very handsome sable and white male who was an owner surrender. He is 5 years old and stands appx 14.5 inches tall and weighs 22 lbs. When Sam was turned in to our group, he received a thorough exam and was brought up-to-date on all vaccinations. He tested heartworm negative and is now on heartworm preventative. Sam was neutered and he had his teeth cleaned. Sam is a very sweet and lovable fellow. He loves to cuddle with his humans and likes lots of attention. He has a very mellow disposition and gets along very well with the other dogs in his foster home. He has alot of energy and enjoys playing with the other dogs in his foster home, as well as with his foster mom. Sam went to the DogtoberFest event and was a very popular guy…..everyone who met him loved him. Within 24 hours of being surrendered, Sam had an application turned in for his adoption after his debut at DogtoberFest!
Adopted December 2011
Tessa – Tessa came to us from Waco where she was left in an overnight box with a note indicating her family was moving and couldn’t take her with them. Tessa is a 6 year old tri colored sheltie, she stands 16 inches tall and weighs about 18 pounds. She is now up to date on all of her vaccinations, spayed, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative. It appears that Tessa has lived her whole life outside. She is easily frightened of noises in the house, like TV’s. She didn’t how to eat out of a bowl or plate, or how to walk on a leash. Now that she has been in her foster home for a short time, this smart girl has learned to eat out of a bowl and that leashes are fine, she recently came to a Meet and Greet and was very comfortable with all of the attention she received.. She enjoys her daily walks with her foster and the resident sheltie and she is learning house manners.
Adopted November 2011
Sean – Sean came to us as a stray from Killeen. He is between 12 and 13 years old, but has times when he acts 10 or 11. Sean is between 16-17 inches tall and weighs 33 pounds. He is fully house trained, walks well on a leash, and gets along well with other dogs. He very rarely barks but does on occasion if he is stopped from going into an area of the house with his people. At his fosters house this is upstairs because he struggles with stairs. They will let him go up if they are close to him in case he stumbles. He prefers not to be crated. The foster family has found no reason to have him stay in a crate as he is a very relaxed gentleman that does not bother anything in the house. He just wants to have a place to relax where he can spend time watching his people and getting some attention. Sean has not attempted to get on the furniture though it looks like he wants to so he can lay beside his foster. Sean may have a little arthritis in his hind quarters as he tends to get up slowly. He sleeps on a doggie bed next to his fosters bed and does not need to go out during the night. He has shown no interest in playing with any toys but will trot happily on a leash. Sean has been through a lot before his rescue, as well as a lot of treatment since, his teeth were falling out or were abcessed and one of his canines had eaten away into his sinus cavity. Sean is a very resilient gentleman and does not let his age or problems slow him down. Thru all he has happened to him since he came into rescue, major dental work with hours trying to clean up his mouth, he has remained cheerful with a wagging tail. Sean would be happy in any home that will allow him a chance to spend time with his people.
Adopted October 2011
Emmy – Emmy is a little sheltie that came to us from the Temple Animal Shelter where she was listed as a stray. She appears to have been recently shaved and was covered in fleas. Emmy is about 13 inches tall and weighs about 15 pounds. She is now flea-free, up to date on all of her vaccinations, is heartworm negative, and is on heartworm preventative. Emmy is between 6 and 8 years old and has been spayed. She is a bouncy, little chatty girl that gets along great with the resident shelties but sometimes is a bit bossy. Emmy is housebroken and knows how to use the doggy door. She also loves to take walks and go for rides in the car. Her foster indicates she is a little concerned when everyone leaves but is working on being more comfortable at being alone. Her foster mom says “She is a loving pooch that likes nothing better than to have her tummy rubbed.”
Adopted October 2011
Dolly – Dolly is a 3 ½ year old owner surrender. Dolly is 15 inches tall and weighs 25 pounds. She is up to date on all vaccination, is spayed, heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventative. Dolly is a little shy and nervous at first but settles in quickly. She likes to be close to her foster mom and gets along well with the other shelties in the foster home. She has started playing with the other shelties and with the toys.
Adopted October 2011
Oscar – Oscar was an owner surrender. He is 8 years old, up to date on all of his vaccinations, is heartworm negative, is on heartworm preventative and has been neutered. Oscar is 16 inches tall and weighs about 30 pounds. Oscar is a very polite young man, has excellent house manners, knows a few tricks and walks beautifully on a leash. Oscar is enjoying playing with the resident sheltie and staying close to his foster.
Adopted September 2011
Angel – Angel came to us as a foundling from Canyon Lake. The lady who found her named her Angel because of her very sweet nature, she kept her for several months trying to find her owner. Angel is 6 or 7 years old, she is 16 inches tall and weighs 35 pounds. She is now up to date on all of her vaccinations, is on heartworm preventative and has been spayed. When the finder took her to her vet several months ago they found that Angel was positive for heartworms and they had been treating her with Heartguard. We thought Angel would have to go thru the heavy treatment when she first came in to rescue but a follow-up heartworm test showed that Angel is heartworm negative, wonderful news for Angel. Angel’s foster mom says she is a quiet girl that loves to be close to her human, she gets along well with the resident dogs and just loves attention but is not demanding. Angel is house trained and walks well on a leash.
Adopted September 2011
Wrigley (was Danny 2) – Wrigley is about 2 years old, he was picked up as a stray in Killeen along with Kaylee. Wrigley is 14 inches tall and weighs 16 pounds, he gets extra rations as we are trying to help him gain a few pounds. Wrigley is neutered and up to date on all of his vaccinations. When we tested Wrigley we found that he is heartworm positive so he will be going thru treatment. Wrigley is a happy, friendly fellow who walks well on a leash and seldom meets a stranger. He gets along well with the resident dogs and loves to play with squeaky toys. He will be starting heartworm treatment soon and should be ready for adoption by the end of July.
UPDATE: Wrigley has finished his heartworm treatment and is doing great. He gets along well with the other dogs and has excellent house manners. He likes to take walks, they are short right now but we will be building up to longer walks. Wrigley is a tail wagger, his foster mom can hear him all thru the house wagging his tail and thumping the inside walls of his crate. He always has a smile and loves everyone.
Adopted September 2011
Alfie – Alfie is an owner surrender. His owner, after taking wonderful care of this sweet fellow, was going in to the hospital and needed us to find Alfie a new home. Alfie appears to be a sheltie mix, white with sable spots. He is about 8 years old, stands about 15 inches tall and weighs 22 pounds. Alfie is up to date on all of his vaccinations, heartworm negative, on heartworm preventative and neutered. Alfie gets along with young children and with other dogs.
Here are some comments from his foster mom… “Alfie is a very sweet dog. He loves attention, very independent and really enjoys being outside. He whines when he wants to go outside. The only problem right now is he pulls on the leash when we try to take him for a walk. He’ll either pull back like he doesn’t want to go or pulls forward wanting to take off but we’re working on it. He loves to follow any one of us all over the house and in the yard. It’s so cute when he does, his eyes sparkle and his tail swishes back and forth like he couldn’t be happier.”
UPDATE – Alfie’s foster dad says that he loves being snuggled and cuddled. He also says that Alfie should continue receiving training to learn basic commands; like come, stay, and sit. Alfie is a sweetie that gets along with the resident dogs and has boundless energy.
Adopted September 2011
Daisy – Daisy came to us from Harker Heights where she had been surrendered by her owner. Daisy is a sable and white 6 year old, spayed, stands about 16 inches and when she came to us she weighed more than 64 pounds. She is now up to date on all of her shots but when we tested her for heartworms we found that is heartworm positive and will have to go thru the long and rough treatment. And to make matters worse, because of her weight we will have to help her get that weight off before she can start the treatment. Daisy has been in our program since the first of June and is now down to 54 pounds, she is accomplishing this by with regular exercise and a lots of green beans and carrots. Daisy’s foster family proclaims her the sweetest, most loving sheltie around. She will be starting her heartworm treatment soon.
UPDATE – We are celebrating…Daisy is now down to just over 40 pounds, which means she has lost over 20 pounds since she came in to rescue. Since she has lost all of this weight she is now able to start the heartworm treatment. Daisy will be ready for her new home by the end of April.
UPDATE – Daisy has also started and finished her heartworm treatment. She loves being with the other dogs in her foster home and gets along great with them. Daisy also loves to be the center of attention and loves her own cuddling and hugging. Her foster mom says she gives the sweetest sheltie kisses. Daisy has lost over 25 pounds and will need an exercise program to help keep her weight down, and she does love to talk walks.
HAPPY ENDING UPDATE!!! Miss Daisy Duke was adopted in late July. She will have a very special role, as a companion animal/therapy dog and walking partner for a woman who suffers from depression. She is a perfect match for her new job. She found a home where she is needed as much as she is wanted. Her sweet disposition and loving nature is a perfect match for this fur-ever family. Daily walks are in order, as well as much attention and spoiling. Daisy is settling well in her new job, and will be well loved and cared for. It is a happy ending for this very special dog.
Jesse – Jesse came to us from Coppell where he had been left at the animal shelter by his owners. Jesse is 3 to 4 years old, sable and white, stands about 16 inches tall and weighs 26 pounds. He is neutered and up to date on all of his vaccinations. But sad to say, Jesse is heartworm positive and will have to go thru heartworm treatment. Jesse is housetrained and gets along great with other dogs and with older children. He loves to play with toys and knows how to SIT and is learning Gimme 5 and Down. He will be starting heartworm treat around the end of September and should be available in November.
UPDATE: Because of many busy weeks since Jesse came in to rescue his heartworm treatment got scheduled for the first of November. He went in for the treatment and we decided to do another hw test on him, he had tested light on the earlier test, and we found that he is now heartworm negative. We credit this to being light positive earlier and having no antigens along with being treated with ivermectin and doxycycline in preparation for the heartworm treatment. This is wonderful for him because he won’t have to go thru the terrible treatment and is now ready for adoption.
Adopted July 2011
Sweet Pea – Sweet Pea is one of the 4 shelties that came to us from Bastrop Animal Control after being surrendered by their owner. Sweet Pea (does that tell you how sweet she is) was severely matted and had to be shaved very close. As with the other, Sweet Pea appears to have been neglected. She stands about 15 inches tall and weighs 28 pounds and we are guessing she is 4 to 5 years old. Sweet Pea is a tri; black, brown and white, and her coat will be beautiful once it grows back. She is now up to date on all of her vaccinations but tested heartworm positive so she will have to go thru treatment before she will be available for adoption. Sweet Pea is starved for attention and is so enjoying her days inside getting tons of attention. She is working on her housetraining and inside manners.
UPDATE: True to her name Sweet Pea is a sweetie. She has finished her heartworm treatment with flying colors and is ready for a new home. Sweet Pea loves walks in the early sunshine and is now housetrained. She gets along great with the resident dogs and recently attended a picnic with about 50 other shelties and canine companions. They all had a great time.
Adopted June 2011
Allie 2 – Allie is one of 4 shelties that were recently surrendered to Bastrop Animal Control. Allie and her 3 sheltie friends were all severely matted and had to be shaved close to the skin. They all appear to have been neglected by their previous owner. Allie is a 5 to 6 year old spayed sable merle, she stands about 15 inches tall and weighs 20 pounds. She is up to date on all her vaccinations, and is the only one of the shelties that tested as heartworm negative. Allie is starved for attention and loving all of the everything that is going on in her world. She was a bit nervous at first about coming inside, she must have been left outside for all of her life, and is working on housetraining and inside manners.
UPDATE– Allie is super sweet and very affectionate. She is now house-trained and very good with the doggy-door. She is learning to walk on a leash. Since her coat is growing back her foster mom is working with her on grooming, Allie proclaims that she loves the brushing. Allie has her comfort zone but is learning there is a bigger world out there and is expanding that zone. She’s found that car rides are fun and taking walks isn’t as bad as it was when she first came in to rescue. Allie loves a good game of chase with the resident sheltie around the back yard.
UPDATE: Also known as Allie Buttons, cause she is as cute as a button. She is housetrained, enjoys walks on leashes and loves to snuggle. Allie is a little shy at first but warms up quickly. She had a great time mixing and mingling at the recent sheltie picnic.
Adopted June 2011
Sam – Sam is the only male in the 4 shelties that were surrendered to Bastrop Animal Control. Like the females, Sam was matted to so bad he had to be shaved to the skin, the result of neglect. Sam is between 2 and 3, stands about 15 inches and weighs 21 pounds. Sam is a bit underweight and needs to gain a few pounds. He is a tri color, black, brown and white. Sam is now up to date on all of his vaccinations, neutered, but when tested we found that he is also heartworm positive and will have to go thru the long and miserable treatment. Sam is really enjoying life inside and his favorite thing to do, other than get pets and hugs, is wearing his blanket. Sam is working on inside manners, walking on a leash and housetraining.
Adopted May 2011
Sammy– Sammy was a foundling in Central Austin. The finders kept him for a while, posted signs, checked notices, but could not find his owner. Sammy is about 4 years old and is now up to date on all of his vaccinations. We have had him neutered and he has had a dental, he had 5 broken teeth that had to be pulled. And if that wasn’t bad enough, Sammy is also heartworm positive and will have to go thru treatment after he gets over his surgery. Sammy is a sable merle, he has lots of silver in his coat and 1 blue eye. He is 15 inches tall and weighs 27 pounds, tho he will probably lose a few pounds after a good bath and a good brushing, he has a very thick full coat. Sammy is housebroken and very sociable.
UPDATE: Now that Sammy completed his heartworm the lovejoy can interact more with the resident shelties. Sammy is not only handsome and intelligent, he has good manners, walks very well on a leash, and is fine with children and other dogs. Sammy is always close to his foster mom and patiently waits his turn for attention. He knows how to fetch and enjoys a bit of tug-of-war with the resident shelties. Sammy is a fabulous pet!
Adopted April 2011
Jack 2– This is Jack, he was an owner surrender to the local animal shelter due to some illness in the family. Jack is about 2 years old, neutered, up to date on his vaccinations, heartworm negative, and on heartworm preventative. Jack is a tri-colored sheltie, black and white with a touch of sable, he is 17 inches tall and weighs 31 pounds. Jack is very well behaved, housetrained and totally kid friendly. Jack is a great dog that loves to play fetch, take long walks and cuddle up on the couch.
Adopted March 2011
Cloud – Cloud was surrendered by her owner to the shelter in Brownwood. She is a bit over 10 months old, born in March 2010. Cloud is about 16 inches tall, sable and white and weighs about 25 pounds. She is up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative. She will be spayed before she is ready for adoption. We don’t know very much about this lovely young lady but we do know she is very friendly, everyone she met on a transport from Brownwood she greeted with a smile and a wag of her tail.
Adopted March 2011
Duke – Duke is a handsome sable & white sheltie who was a stray dog taken in by Town Lake Animal Center. He is between 10 – 12 years old and stands 14 inches tall and weighs 18 pounds. When this little guy came into our program, the vet determined that his teeth were so bad that most had to be removed. However, even though he has only a few teeth, Duke has a very healthy appetite and will sit for his treats.
Duke is neutered and up-to-date on all vaccinations. He is heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventative. He is housebroken and is a very lovable boy with a sweet and mellow disposition. He is well behaved and doesn’t get on the furniture but prefers to lay on the doggie beds throughout the house. He enjoys going on walks and on car rides. He loves people and gets along very well with other dogs. He likes to play chase with the dogs and also chases any deer that are in his yard. He is not a demanding dog and is very content just being wherever his foster mom and the dogs are in the house. This happy little boy needs a good home where he can be loved and well cared for. Duke still has alot of love to give and will make someone’s life complete because of his sweet personality. If you are looking for a wonderful companion, this amazing senior boy will steal your heart!
Adopted February 2011
Buddy 3 – Buddy is a sheltie mix that came to us from a local animal shelter after he was surrendered by his owner. He is about 6 years old, stands about 15 inches tall and weighs 25 pounds. Buddy is housebroken, knows how to use a doggie door, gets along great with other dogs and is a people dog…he loves his people and wants to be close. Buddy is neutered and up to date on all of his vaccinations, is heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventative. He’s a very friendly companion and would love to have a home without cats or kittens.
See Buddy’s video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJdEHaTVVyk
Adopted February 2011
Molly 2 – Molly is an owner surrender that came to us from out of the Austin area. She is a 3 year old tri sheltie, weighs 24 pounds and stands about 14 inches tall. Molly is now up to date on all of her vaccinations and has recently been spayed. She is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative. Molly is a lively little girl that loves to go for car rides and walks. She is housetrained and crate trained. Molly is a playful little girl that loves to chase squirrels but also loves to snuggle and cuddle. Molly will do best with older children and being the only dog
Adopted February 2011
Scout 2– Scout is an owner surrender due to reasons beyond his control. Scout is a 4 year old sable merle, he has lots of silver and white in his coat (when it’s grown out). His previous owner had his coat shaved several times because of some skin problems. And since he has been in rescue we have been able to clear up and resolve all of his skin problems and his coat is growing beautifully. Scout is up to date on all of his vaccinations, is neutered, is heartworm negative, and is on heartworm preventative. Scout is a quiet well-behaved sheltie, he has had several obedience courses, who gets along with other dogs and cats. It takes Scout a little longer than most shelties to get comfortable in new surroundings but once he does he likes to stay close to his human and give kisses.
Adopted January 2011
Hamish – Hamish was adopted from Austin Sheltie Rescue in 2008 and has come back into the program because of changes in his owner’s living situation. Hamish is a 6 year old neutered tri-color sheltie that stands 16 inches tall and weighs 35 pounds. He is up to date on all of his vaccinations, is housebroken, is heartworm negative, and is on heartworm preventative. Hamish gets along with everyone, he walks beautifully on a leash, and he always has a smile on his face.
Adopted January 2011