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Adopted Shelties - 2018

See our shelties who have been lovingly adopted into "forever homes" in 2018.

See our shelties adopted in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.


Irish - Irish came to us from the animal shelter in Waco where she was surrendered along with Bodie, Poppi and Biskit. Irish is a 2 to 3 year old sheltie mix. She is cream with sable spots. She stands about 13 inches tall and weighs 24 pounds. She is spayed, up to date on all vaccinations but tests show that she is heartworm positive and will have to go thru heartworm treatment. She gets along well with other dogs and people. She is a bit shy at first but pick her up and she snuggles in close with lots of licks. Irish is working on her housetraining and learning to walk on a leash. Irish will not be available until the latter part of August due to heartworm treatment.

Adopted August 2018.

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Jackson - Jackson was recently surrender to us by his family because of a recent change in living arrangements. Jackson is 12 years old, neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Jackson recently had a dental and has a beautiful white smile. He is about 15 inches tall and weighs around 24 pounds, we are trying to add a few pounds. Jackson is deaf but responds to some hand signals and is learning new ones. He gets along well with other dogs and small children, is laid back and loves to take walks, he knows how to set a good pace.

Adopted August 2018.

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Poppi - Poppi came to us from the animal shelter in Waco where she was surrendered along with Bodie, Irish, and Biskit. Poppie is a white and sable sheltie mix. She is 6 to 8 months old and weighs about 12 pounds. Poppi is spayed, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, and on heartworm preventive. She is a bit shy at first, but is learning to be sociable, she is also working on leash training and house training.

Adopted August 2018.

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Parker - Parker is a 5 year old sable and white sheltie that was surrendered, due to owner’s health issues, to a nearby animal shelter. He weighs about 30 pounds and stands about 17 inches tall. Parker was matted to the skin in places when he came in to rescue so he was shaved. His coat will be thick and long when it grows out. Parker is up to date on vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Parker is housetrained and is working on crate training. He is learning to walk comfortably on a leash, and he appears to be a fast learner. Parker gets along well with other dogs, encouraging play with others. Parker also gets along well with children and the foster’s cat. Parker enjoys being around the family; he is attentive to others and monitors where family members are without being a Velcro dog. He loves attention.

Adopted May 2018.

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Bodie - Bodie came to us from the animal shelter in Waco where she was surrendered along with Poppi, Biskit, and Irish. Bodie is around 16 inches tall and is a sable and white sheltie. She is 8 years old and weighs around 38 pounds. She is spayed, had a recent dental, is up to date on all vaccinations, is heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventive. Bodie is working on her housetraining and she gets along well with other dogs. She walks well on a leash and enjoys short walks.

Adopted May 2018.

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Duke3 - Duke was recently surrendered due to his owners health issues. He is 3 years old, up to date on all vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. Duke gets along beautifully with other dogs and cats, his foster mom has a cat that Duke pays tug of war with a rousing game. He is house trained, crate trained and walks beautifully on a leash. He is much like most shelties in that he will bark and lunge at passing buses, trucks, trailers, motorcycles and most cars‚ he is probably telling them to slow down.

Adopted May 2018.

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Roxie - Roxie was adopted from our program in 2014, she stood steadfastly by while her owner went thru cancer treatment. Her owner recently passed away and the family asked us to find her a new home. Roxie is now 7 years old and still as full of energy and fun as she was in 2014. Roxie is a sheltie corgi mix, she stands about 12 inches tall and weighs around 20 pounds. She is up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. She is housetrained, crate trained and walks beautifully on a leash. She gets along great with everyone, dogs, cats, children, tennis balls and squeaky toys. She is a busy little girl with tons of love and loyalty to give.

Adopted May 2018.

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Shorty - Shorty 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./font>

Adopted May 2018.

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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 positive 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 training but enjoys walks on leash and playing with other dogs. Lolly also gets along with cats. UPDATE: Because of the holidays, Lolly didn’t start her treatment until January and will not be finished until at least the middle of March. Lolly is a high energy girl and will require some behavior training.

Adopted April 2018.

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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.

Adopted January 2018.

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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.

Adopted January 2018.

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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.

Adopted January 2018.


     
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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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