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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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Lolly - Lolly was an owner surrender to the Austin Animal Center due to relocation of the family. Lolly is 3 years old, up to date on all vaccinations and spayed. Lolly, sadly enough, tested negative for heartworms and will have to go thru treatment. She will not be available until February of 2018. She is working on house training and crate traning but enjoys walks on leash and playing with other dogs. Lolly also gets along with cats.


Jolie - Jolie was an owner surrender to the Austin Animal Center due to anxiety. Jolie is a sheltie mix (we see some beagle and possibly dachshund), about 8 months old, spayed and heartworm negative. She is up to date on all her vaccinations and is on heartworm preventive. Jolie gets along great with other dogs and immediately loves young children. Jolie gets nervous in new situations and with new adults. She also tends to be a bit submissive and is easily frightened by harsh actions. Once she is used to the adults, she is very loving and snuggly. Jolie is mostly housetrained and loves to take walks on leashes. She loves meeting other dogs on walks but is cautious about adults. Jolie’s favorite quote is “Ain't but three things in this world that's worth a solitary dime, But old dogs and children and watermelon wine”…tho she says she would rather have just the watermelon. She is a super sweet young lady, working on good manners and looking for a wonderful home that will understand her.


Brazos - Brazos was dumped in a family’s front yard in the Waco area. The owners of the home turned him over to us and asked that we find him a much better home than he had had. When he came in to us he was filthy, he had so much dust and mats on him he looked like he could be a blue merle, after a bath we found that he is actually a sable merle. He had sticks, twigs and leaves imbedded in his coat and some of his toenails were over 2 inches long. But even with all of this, Brazos had a beautiful sheltie spirit. He stood patiently for over an hour while we washed, brushed, trimmed and dried him. Brazos is 6 to 8 years old, neutered, and is up to date on all vaccinations, he has also had a recent dental. But sadly, the same people that dumped him in a strangers yard also did not provide heartworm preventive, Brazos is heartworm positive and will have to go thru heartworm treatment. Brazos is about 16 inches tall and weighs 59 pounds. He is currently on a low calorie diet and is exercising to lose the weight Brazos will not be available until January 2018. Brazos does walk beautifully on a leash and has excellent house manners.


Dallas - Dallas is just in from a shelter to the north of Austin. He was picked up as a stray and held for 4 or 5 days waiting for his family, no one showed up. A rescuer pulled him for us and helped to transport him to Austin. He is about 6 years old and has recently had a dental Dallas is about 30 pounds and 15 inches tall. He is up to date on all vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Dallas is leash trained and house trained. He has a skin infection that is currently being treated. He is what we call a Velcro sheltie. He loves his person and stays very close to them.

Dallas is over his skin infection and is doing well in his foster home.  He is a sweet fellow that gets along with all humans, with cats, and with other dogs.


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.

Shooter - Shooter is a mini-aussie that came into the Austin Animal Center and was released to us when no one came for him. He is 12 to 13 weeks old and has had some trauma to his left leg and pelvis, both are fractured and may need surgery.  He is in a wait and see with lots of crate rest status.  We hope his puppy body will heal without surgery.  He will be in our program until he is healed and neutered which may be the end of October.

UPDATE – Shorty has healed from his broken leg and pelvis. He has been neutered and microchipped. Shorty is still working on his housetraining and now that he has been neutered, it should be easier for him. At 7 to 8 months Shorty is small, only about 10 pounds. He needs a home with playful dogs that are not too much bigger than him. He gets along well with other dogs his size or a bit larger. He loves taking walks and playing with toys. He does well with children and loves to snuggle.


Adoption Pending! Ellie Mae - Ellie Mae came out of a North Texas shelter. She is up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, spayed, and on heartworm preventive. She is 16 inches tall and could lose some weight, she is currently around 50 pounds and should be closer to 30 or 35. Ellie Mae is an 6 to 8 year old sable merle and when her coat grows out it will have a lovely silver tone mixed in with the sable….she is going to be gorgeous. Ellie Mae is an easy going girl that loves to be close to the action. She is currently on medication for an infection of the urinary tract.

UPDATE – Ellie Mae is now over her urinary tract infection and doing beautifully in her foster home.  She is house trained and she gets along well with other dogs.  Ellie Mae is very shy about new places but once she settles in, may be a few days, she is a happy girl with a wagging tail.  She is working on losing those extra pounds with exercise and a low calorie diet..


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. He is working on housetraining.


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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