Special Shelties

Austin Sheltie Rescue Special Shelties

Sometimes we have dogs that cannot be adopted due to major medical issues or advanced age complicated by medical issues. We keep them in permanent foster care as special care shelties and cover all of their medical expenses for as long as they need us.

  • Jeffrey


    July 1, 2024 PUPDATE – After Jeffrey was in his pending adoption status we discovered that he was loaded with bladder stones.  Jeffrey is now back in our program as a Special Sheltie, he will be having surgery to remove the stones and will be on a special diet for the rest of his life.…

  • Brownie


    July 1, 2024 PUPDATE – Brownie is now one of our Special Shelties.  It was recently discovered that he has a massive tumor (about 6 inches long) in his abdomen and we are taking necessary steps to insure he gets the best of care in a wonderful foster home.  The senior sheltie has arrived and…

  • Casey


     Let’s welcome Casey to Austin Sheltie Rescue. He’s an owner surrender because she is unable to care for him anymore. Casey is a sable merle and is 9 years old. He’s neutered and a little nervous about the transition. But I’m sure he will settle in and be as happy and friendly as his previous…

  • Roux


    Roux came to us from the Austin Animal Shelter. A cute little stray found on the street. Roux is about 4 years old, he is a mix of 50% chihuahua and 50% of a lot of other dogs. Roux is up to date on all vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. He weighs…

  • Patsy


    Patsy was a stray in nearby Live Oak. She is about 10 years old, up to date on all vaccinations, spayed, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. She weighs 18 pounds and stands about 14 inches tall. She has a perky attitude and gets along well with everyone in her foster home. Patsy has a…