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Adopted Shelties - 2017

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Ellis - Ellis is a foundling from San Antonio. His finder tried very hard to locate his owners but no one came forward for him. Ellis is a sheltie mix, may have some shih tzu in him. Ellis is about 12 inches tall and only weighs around 12 pounds. He is neutered and up to date on all of his vaccinations, neutered and so sad, Ellis is heartworm positive. He will start treatment in December. Ellis also some dental issues and skin issues that will be taken care of before he starts his heartworm treatment. Ellis is a snuggler, he loves to jump up next to you on the couch or chair. He gets along well with other dogs and walks well on a leash.

UPDATE: Ellis finished his heartworm treatment and is doing great.  He is house trained and he gets along great with other dogs.  We have decided that Ellis is probably being 6 and 8 and has the energy of a much younger dog.  His foster mom says Ellis gets excited and has what she calls the ‘zoomies’ he runs and bounces all over the place and is just so happy to be safe.  He gets along great with small children and new dogs he meets on his walks.

Adopted September 2017.

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Cami - Cami is a little owner surrender looking for a new home.  She is 7 years old, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive.  She is spayed and has recently had a dental.  Cami is an adorable little girl that loves everyone, including cats.  She is bouncy with a lot of energy and charm.  Cami loves to take short walks, is house trained and crate trained.

Adopted September 2017.


Robby - Robby was a stray dog and was taken to an animal shelter in Odessa, Tx. Through the coordinated efforts of many volunteers, he was taken out of the shelter, examined by a vet, and then flown to Austin by Pilots N Paws. Robby is a male sheltie who stands 14 inches tall and weighs 27 pounds (needs to lose about 5 pounds). He is appx 5 years old, neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. His coat was heavily matted so he had to be shaved down. When his hair grows back, he will be a handsome sable and white sheltie. He is house trained, leash trained, and is learning how to sit and lay down. He has a very sweet and docile personality and is well mannered. He gets along well with other dogs, cats and children. He likes to be close to his foster mom and follows her all over the house.

Adopted September 2017.


Carlie (aka Barbie) - Carlie is a possible sheltie mini-aussie mix. She came to us from South Texas via a fellow rescue. Carlie is about 14 inches tall and weighs 18 pounds and 18 months old. This adorable little girl is up to date on all vaccinations, spayed, and sadly, she is low heartworm positive. She will be going thru heartworm treatment and will not be available until the end of August…beginning of September. Carlie is a bouncy, bubbly, little sprite with tons of energy and she gives hugs with her front paws.

Adopted September 2017.


Josie - Josie is an owner surrender. She is 9 years old, weighs around 25 pounds and is 15 inches tall. She is up to date on all vaccinations, spayed, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Josie is housetrained and loves taking walks early in the morning or late in the evening. Josie likes to be close to her human and gets along well with other dogs. She would do best in a home with no small children.

Adopted August 2017.


Bubba - Bubba (who used to be Scout…but with a new life, sometimes comes a new name).  He likes to be called Bubba.  He is 3 years old, neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive.  Bubba is interested in everything going on around him…his foster mom says he studies everyone’s actions to determine if he wants to try it.  Bubba is housetrained and crate trained.  He gets along fine with other dogs, knows a few tricks, and loves to be snuggled.

Adopted August 2017.


Freckles - Freckles came to us from a Great Pyrenees rescue. He is about 6 to 8 years old, stands about 16 inches tall and weighs 26 pounds. He is up to date on all vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Freckles is a well-mannered fellow that gets along well with other dogs, is housetrained and loves taking walks. Freckles is a sweet fellow that loves to be close.

Adopted August 2017.


Luke - Luke and Lily are a pair that came to us after their owner passed away. They enjoy being together and we want them to stay together. They get along well with other dogs and they are both extremely well mannered. Luke is a bit on the chunky side and will need to lose a few pounds. He is 15 inches tall and weighs about 30 pounds. Luke is up to date on all vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. He is house trained and crate trained. He loves taking walks and sitting in laps.

Adopted July 2017.


Lily - Luke and Lily are a pair that came to us after their owner passed away. They enjoy being together and we want them to stay together. They get along well with other dogs and they are both extremely well mannered. Lily is a good weight and is about 14 inches tall. She is up to date on all vaccinations, spayed, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. She is house trained and crate trained. She also loves taking walks and sitting on laps.

Adopted July 2017.


Kasey - Beauregard and Kasey are owner surrenders from the same household.  Their former owner was having some serious health issues and was no longer capable of caring for the dogs.  Kasey is a 6 or 7 year old sable and white sheltie.  He is neutered and now up to date on all his vaccinations and has had a dental.   Sadly Kasey had not been given heartworm preventive so he tested medium to heavy positive for heartworms and will have to go thru the 3 months of quiet along with the heartworm treatment.  Kasey is a little shy but warms up quickly to attention. He is house trained, walks well on a leash and gets along great with other dogs and cats.  He will be available for adoption in June after he completes heartworm treatment.

Adopted July 2017.


Kiki - KiKi was a stray around Sherman, Texas. She was rescued from the shelter by ARF House www.ARFhouse.org in Sherman. They contacted us and asked if we could take her into our program. KiKi is around 7 or 8 years old, is now up to date on all vaccinations and is spayed. KiKi tested heartworm positive and will need to go thru heartworm treatment. She also had severe dental disease and will have to undergo a dental, may result in the loss of several teeth. KiKi is about 14 inches tall and weighs 27 pounds. KiKi is a cuddler and loves attention but is a bit tentative in approaching humans. She is very sweet but shy and we know with patience and love this little girl will warm up. KiKi will not be available until after she completes heartworm treatment, which should be in June.

Adopted July 2017.

 


Lucy2 - Lucy is a year old Double Merle sheltie, this is the result of breeding a merle (either blue merle or sable) to another merle.  Double Merle shelties are often deaf and/or blind.  Lucy is deaf but she sees just fine.  Lucy was born in February 2016 and was purchased by a retired couple that was unaware of the possibility that she would be deaf and/or blind.   She has been very well loved and cared for but the owners realized that she needs a family that can be more in tune with her needs and energy level.  Lucy stands about 16 inches tall and weighs around 30 pounds, she  is spayed, up to date on all her vaccinations, is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive.  Lucy is very well mannered, is house trained, leash trained and loves to meet and visit with other dogs and people.  We are working with a deaf interpreter to help her be the best that she can be, her lessons right now are her ‘sign name’, Come, Sit, Stay and ‘ how to celebrate a job well done.

Adopted June 2017.

 


Riley - Riley is a 6 year old owner surrender because of some family changes and health issues of the former owners. Riley is up to date on all vaccinations, is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Riley has been neutered, stands about 15 inches tall and weighs 52 pounds, about 25 pounds overweight. This extra weight has cause him some skin issues which are being treated with antibiotics. We are testing his thyroid to see if there is an issue with it which may be causing the weight issue. His foster mom has put him on a weight loss diet and exercise. He loves to walk and each day the distance get a little longer. Riley is house and crate trained. He has excellent house manners and is very polite, he also gets along with other dogs and cats.

UPDATE: We’ve had Riley on his new weight loss and exercise plan for 2 ½ months and he has lost 7 pounds, down to 45 at weigh-in this morning. He is on a weight loss food, low-cal treats, and a long walk every day…including the several rainy mornings. His foster mom calls him Smiley Riley because he is always happy and ready for his walk. He loves meeting other dogs and humans on his morning walks.

Adopted March 2017.


Duncan - Duncan is a 12 year old sable and white sheltie who’s family was moving and felt he would not do well in the new location. Duncan is a very well-mannered fellow, he gets along well with other dogs but is a bit concerned about puppies and very small children. Duncan is up to date on all vaccination, heartworm negative, neutered and on heartworm preventive. Duncan is house trained and loves taking walks on his leash. .

Adopted March 2017.


Jojo - JoJo was a foundling in the Liberty Hill area. The finder tried for several weeks to find his owner but no luck. JoJo is a sable and white neutered male. He is up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. We are guessing JoJo is about 3 or 4 years old. He stands about 16 inches tall and weighs 37 pounds. He gets along great with other dogs and children. He does not get along with cats or chickens and will not be adopted to a home with either. JoJo is a snuggler and he loves to play with other dogs…often is the instigator of playtime. His favorite pastime is emptying the dog toy box searching for just the right toy.

Adopted February 2017.


Chloe 3 - Chloe is a 8 year old owner surrender due to the family moving. She is up to date on all of her vaccinations, is heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventive. Chloe is spayed and she recently had a dental where she lost 2 or 3 teeth. Chloe is 14 inches tall and weighs 39 pounds, about 15 pounds overweight. She is on a weight loss diet and exercise program. She enjoys her walks and does well on a leash. She is very polite when meeting other dogs on her morning walks. Chloe gets along well with other dogs and has excellent house manners, she is house trained and crate trained.

Adopted February 2017.


Farrah Farrah is an owner surrender. She is a sable and white 5 year old female. She is up to date on all of her vaccinations and heartworm test. She is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. She weighs 26 pounds and is about 14 inches tall. Farrah has been spayed and is house trained and leash trained. Farrah’s previous owner had her bark softened, it sounds more like a cough than a bark. This does not impact her ability to bark, only makes it a bit softer. Farrah get along well with other dogs. Her foster mom says Farrah is a snuggler and a lover, she loves to pry herself into hugs and snuggles.

Adopted January 2017.


     
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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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