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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!  Lefty - Lefty came to us from the WILCO Animal Shelter in Georgetown. He had been picked up as a stray along a backroad. He is a handsome blue merle male who is about 4 years old. He is 15 inches tall and weighs 30 pounds. He is neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, and microchipped. He is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative.

UPDATE: Lefty is shy and very nervous when he first meets someone. However, once he gets to know you, he is a very lovable boy who likes a lot of attention. He knows some commands (i.e. sit, lay down, up, and give me kisses). He gets along well with the other dogs in his foster home. He does not like cats, so would not do well in a home with cats. He is crate trained, house trained, and walks well on a leash. Lefty is very energetic and likes to play fetch with his toys.

Lefty is a very afraid of cars. However, with many hours of training, he will now jump in a car's back seat to eat his food. His new family will need to continue working with him on getting him in their car.

This sweet and handsome boy needs a family with an active lifestyle who has time to continue to train him, play with him, take him for walks, and spend a lot of time just loving and being with him. He likes children and would do well in a family with children who are 6 years or older.


Kenzi - Kenzi recently came back into rescue due to the death of her owner. She is 10 years old, up to date on vaccinations, spayed, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Kenzi weighs 28 pounds and is about 14 inches tall. She does well with other dogs and cats and loves her humans. We have noticed that she has accidents in the house but is totally crate trained. So, she is taking a refresher course on her house training and doing well

UPDATE: Kenzi has worked hard and passed her house training efforts. She is no longer having accidents in the house. Kenzi loves to dance; she dances, prances and spins and loves visiting new people and dogs. She seems to be rather non-committal about cats..


Gumbeaux - Gumbeaux is a papillon or sheltie chi mix that was found as a stray in Killeen. The shelter turned him over to us when they could not find his owners. Gumbeaux is about 7 years old, He is about 13 inches tall and weighs 15 pounds. Gumbeaux is up to date on vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. He is working on his house training and learning new manners. Gumbeaux gets along with other dogs and cats but does not do well with small children, they move too fast.


Charlie - Was Duke (he didn't like Duke and was just not going to respond) was a foundling in the Canyon Lake area. The finders took him to a vet clinic in New Braunfels who contacted us. Charlie is probably 10 years old and has some hearing loss. He is now up to date on vaccinations, neutered, had a recent dental and sadly, he is heartworm positive. It will be at least May before he has completed his treatment and become available. Charlie is well mannered inside the house, is house trained, gets along with other dogs, and walks well on a leash.

UPDATE: Charlie has finished his heartworm treatment and has gotten a clean bill of health. Charlie is quite the social dog, he loves taking walks and meeting other dogs and people on the walks.


Jackie - Jackie is an owner surrender due to health problems.  Jackie is around 12 years old and is spayed, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive.  She has recently had a dental Jackie is a loveable girl that is what we call a Velcro dog, she loves to be with her person, will follow them from room to room and lay down right in front of their feet.  Jackie is house trained and crate trained but prefers to sleep close to her person.  She may have some hearing issues.

UPDATE - We have determined through researching Jackie's history that she is closer to 5 or 6 than she is 12. We found this information by tracking back on the history of her microchip and where she had it implanted. She also has the energy level of a much younger dog. Jackie is currently on a special diet for kidney failure. We tried her on the new food for a month and retested her, she will continue on this diet for another few months in hopes that things will turn around.

Robin - Robin also came from a North Texas Shelter and was shaved down before coming into rescue. His coat is growing in and it is looking great. He is between 6 and 8 years old and is a good weight. He is neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. He seems to be a mellow fellow and he walks well on a leash. Robin is dealing with some arthritis which sometimes makes it difficult for him to get and start moving. He is currently on medication which is helping him move easier. Robin is housetrained, loves cuddles and tons of attention, particularly petting.


Cindy 2 "Cindy Loper"- Cindy came to us from the Williamson County Shelter. It appears she may have been neglected but is on the road to a better life. Cindy is around 16 inches tall and may be between 8 and 10 years old. She is now up to date on all vaccinations, spayed, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive.

Update on Jan 2018: When Cindy came into our rescue program six months ago, she looked and felt awful because both ears were infected, she had a fungal infection on her skin, and she had kennel cough. She has gotten over all these issues and her overall appearance is much better now that she is healthier. Since she feels better, she is more active and we do think her age is between 8-10 years, as estimated when she came into our program. While undergoing a dental cleaning, our vet suspected that Cindy might have a heart problem. A specialist examined her and determined Cindy has a condition called Atrioventricular block (AV block) which can affect the electrical impulses/rhythm of her heart. We were told this condition would either get worse with time or would stay the same. So far, we have not seen any change in her normal behavior.

Cindy has an extremely sweet and happy personality. She is her foster mom's shadow and wants to be close to her all the time. She loves attention and likes to be petted. She is housebroken and has good house manners. When it's time to eat, she gets extremely excited and 'lopes' to the kitchen while nipping on her foster mom's hand. Thus, her nickname...."Cindy Loper"! She loves to go on walks. She gets along well with other dogs, cats and children. She is almost deaf; however, she can hear loud noises. This sweet and happy girl has a beautiful spirit and would make a wonderful companion for a very lucky person!


Lucas – Lucas is a young sheltie 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 puppy 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 may have 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: . 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 took him to Barnes and Noble when we were gift wrapping at Christmas and he was a wonderful ambassador meeting and smoozing with all of the visitors. He is currently around 4 years old and is looking for his forever home. He would love an active home as he loves to run and play with toys. He also gets along well with small children and other dogs.


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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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