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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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Buddy 4 - Buddy came to us from Temple where he was picked up as a stray. Buddy is a 5 year old sheltie mix, about 13 inches tall and weighs 14 pounds. He is neutered and up to date on all of his vaccinations., Buddy is also heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. His foster mom says his name, Buddy, fits him to a T, he is a happy go lucky fellow that loves everything and everyone. He loves going for rides in the car, loves it when his family comes home, he jumps for joy at getting attention. Buddy had some skin issues and is getting a half a Benadryl along with special food to get the itching under control. Buddy is house trained and leash trained. He likes cats, he wants to play hard with them, so it would be best if there is a resident cat in his new home, it should be a very tolerant cat.


Adoption Pending!  Molly 4 - Molly came to us from the Brownwood shelter in dire need of medical attention and someone to love on her. Molly came in with a severe urinary tract infection, impacted, infected anal glands, intact and desperately needing a dental. Molly is 10 years old and is now up to date on all of her vaccinations and is heartworm negative, on heartworm preventive. Itís been a long road to good health but Molly is now a happy, healthy girl that loves her people, loves the resident dogs and loves to take walks. Her foster family has fallen in love with Molly and has decided to adopt her. Such a lucky girl.


Adoption Pending!  Oliver -Oliver is a 10 year old owner surrender due to allergies and a major move out of state. Oliver is a handsome 10 year old sheltie that is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Oliver had some skin issues when he came into rescue and is being treated with antibiotics and special shampoo. His skin and coat is improving. Oliver is a low key fellow that gets along well with other dogs and with cats. When he came into rescue he was a bit overweight, about 15 pounds, so he is on the low cal, green bean diet. He enjoys taking walks, this will also help him to become trim and slim. His foster mom says he is a sweetheart that enjoys a good snuggle and really doesnít mind all of these special baths.


Wolfie - Wolfie is an owner surrender due to the health status of members of the family. He is 14 years old, neutered, and an adorable, laid back blue merle sheltie. Wolfie is about 14 inches tall and weighs 25 pounds. He is up to date on all of his vaccination, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. He is house trained and leash trained. He gets along well with the resident dogs at his foster home and enjoys being petted and brushed.


Adoption Pending! Praline aka Penny - Praline came to us from NE Texas, a group of folks worked together to get her out of a neglectful home. Praline is about 8 years old up to date on all vaccinations, spayed but sadly is heartworm positive and will have to go thru treatment. She will not be ready for adoption until the end of June. Praline is about 14 inches tall and is a bit underweight at 16 pounds.

UPDATE: Praline has gone thru a name change, she is now Penny. She has finished her heartworm treatment and is doing great. She is now housetrained and crate trained. Penny loves to take walks, does very well on a leash and loves, actually she demands, to meet with dogs and people on her morning walks. She loves to play with dog toys and other dogs. She is a snuggler, and will sit perfectly still in your lap for hours. Penny is now up to a good weight of 25 pounds and is so ready for a new home, she loves other dogs and children and laps where she can snuggle.


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 grade 4 heart murmur and currently has an appointment with a cardiologists for further testing. Patsy also has no sight in one eye, it appears she suffered an injury some time ago to the eyeball and a cataract has formed preventing any sight from that eye. None of this slows her down, she is a happy bouncy little girl that is house trained and crate trained.


Lucas – Lucas is a sheltie mix 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 7 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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