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Adopted Shelties - 2006

See our 24 shelties who have been lovingly adopted into "forever homes" in 2006.


Abby is a small tri-colored female that recently came to us from the local shelter. Abby is 2 years old, stands about 15 inches tall and weighs 21 pounds. She is spayed, up to date on all vaccinations, HW- and on heartworm preventative. Abby is a snuggly, loving little girl that loves to climb into your lap or lean into your leg. Abby appears to be a natural born athlete, her first trip across her foster's yard was made in the swimming pool, she swam the length of the pool effortlessly. More as we get to know this little doll.

Adopted November 2006

 

Biscuit - Biscuit is a CHW (color headed white) owner release. Biscuit is just a little over 2 years old, stands about 14 inches tall and is a bit overweight at 36 pounds. He is very friendly and gets along with other dogs. Biscuit really enjoys being close to his people and is always ready for a good game of fetch. He is cratetrained, housetrained, and knows several commands, including some really neat tricks. Biscuit is current on all of his vaccinations, HW- and is on heartworm preventative.

Adopted November 2006

 

Kitsune (aka Kit) or little fox in Japanese is an energetic, happy 9 month old puppy that recently came to us from TLAC. Kit is up to date on all vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative. He is 'mostly' house trained and he gets along well with the resident dogs, loves to run and be chased. His foster mom says "This little charmer wants nothing more than to snuggle and be loved. His whole body wiggles when he wags his tail, which is often. He's a very quick learner and has the potential to be a fine "fetcher". He's got speed and will focus in when you get his attention - possibilities for flyball or frisbee here maybe. He uses those long legs well - he was like lightening going after a toy last night. Another way he uses them is to roll over on his back and wrap his paws around your arm. It's funny how very "fox like" he really is." Kit also has a calm nature and is willing to just lay and watch what is going on around him. Did I say he loves to be petted? Oh yes, he loves to be petted and snuggled.

Adopted November 2006

 

May - Adopted September 2006. Her new mom has this to say about May:

I just wanted to tell you how wonderfully May is fitting in in our home. She is a great pet and has warmed to us very quickly...May loves to "super-streak," but calms down instantly when we decide playtime is over. She sleeps through the nights on a wingback chair near the bed, and knows that is her nighttime bed. If I get up during the night, she's right there at my side the minute I'm out of bed...As you can tell, we are already inamored with her! She is already family! Thanks for bringing her to us!

 

Ginger jis a sweet 5 year old sable and white female that came to us because her family is moving out of state and cannot take her with them. She stands about 22 inches tall, and is up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, on heartworm preventative and is spayed. She gets along wonderfully with children, other dogs and cats. Ginger does not jump on the furniture, is perfectly housetrained and is a delight to have around.

UPDATE - Ginger found her Forever Home before we even had a chance to get her on our website as available. The prospective adopters came to meet her and she immediately laid claim to them. They hadn't been in the room with her for just a few minutes when she went over to them and leaned in close. This lucky girl is now home and very much loved.

Adopted September 2006

 

Nikita just came into the program from Brazos County. Her owner was moving and was forced to relinquish Nikita to rescue. She is 16 inches tall and may weigh 45 pounds, exercise and diet are in her future. Nikita was born in 1998 and will be 8 years old this December. As you can tell from the pictures she is a quiet, calm sheltie and oh so very sweet. She just loves belly scratches and tummy rubs, if you sit on the floor she will come over and put her head in your lap and let you know you are wonderful. She is house trained, leash trained, crated trained and knows some obedience. Nikita is spayed, is up to date on all vaccinations, HW- and is on heartworm preventative.

Adopted September 2006

 

Whimsey is a somewhat shy 2 to 4 year old sable merle and white sheltie that recently came to us from Harker Heights. Animal Control found her dragging her leash and no one ever came to reclaim her. Whimsey is 14 inches tall and weighs 29 pounds, yep...there is a diet in her future along with exercise. Whimsey came to us shaved but we know with a little time she is going to have a glorious coat, with patches of silver. She is up to date on all vaccinations, is HW-, on heartworm preventative, and is spayed. Whimsey warms up to people very quickly and has started giving sheltie kisses. She is working very hard on housebreaking and loves to take morning walks (afternoon too). With a healthy diet and her morning exercise Whimsey is losing weight and her hair is starting to grow, she is going to be so adorable when she gets a full coat. She gets along well with other dogs and really isn't concerned with cats.

Adopted September 2006

 


August 2005

Chance
Ready to Love

Chance is ready for a loving home. A bit timid by nature he needs a patient, gentle person who can show him how wonderful life can be. If you ever wanted a dog who thinks you're the best thing in the world, this is the one. He loves to cuddle, to get pets, and to go for walks. He'll follow you around like a fuzzy shadow, and keep you company. Chance LOVES to take walks! Nothing is better than a good sniff-walk! The only time we hear him bark is when he's excited because the leashes have come out!

Chance was lost and on his own for six months, so he needs a bit more attention than most shelties but he is very dog-friendly. He would be happy in a home where he's the only dog (and can hog all the attention!), a quiet household where he can relax, or a home with other young, playful dogs. Chance was born in December 2003, he is up to date on all vax, on heartworm preventative, is about 16 inches tall and weighs around 25 pounds.

Adopted September 2006



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Obi is a sable merle and white male who is 6 years old (will turn 7 in August). The owners relunctantly made the decision to relinquish him to our program because their youngest child made him very nervous.

Obi is a handsome fellow with some beautiful colors in his coat; and the colors change in different types of light. Since he has some merle in him, when he is outside, his coat has a silvery sheen. He weighs 28 pounds and stands appx 16 inches tall. He got a clean bill of health from his visit to the vet where they brought him up-to-date on his vaccinations. He is HW- and on heartworm preventative. He will be scheduled to have his teeth cleaned soon.

Obi is a mild mannered, well behaved dog who gets along well with other dogs, cats and OLDER children. He likes to be brushed and enjoys his baths. He walks very well on a leash and looks forward to his daily walks. He travels very well in a car. He is a quiet dog and not a barker. He is housebroken has been a perfect guest in his foster home.

This sweet, gentle, and lovable dog is cautious and reserved when he first meets you. However, in just a few days, he starts to warm up and will be give you lots of sheltie kisses!

Obi will probably do best in a home with either no children or only 1 older child. He will not do well in a house with alot of activity and noise.

Adopted September 2006

 

Jordie - (was Beau). Jordie was left in the overnight box at the local shelter. He is a 5 to 7 year old sable with a full white collar. He is about 13 to 14 inches tall and weighs 24 pounds. Jordie is neutered, up to date on all his vaccinations, HW- and on heartworm preventative. He gets along with other dogs and ignores the cats in his foster home. Laps and cuddles are on Jordie's priority list and he will graciously roll over for tummy scratches. Jordie is housetrained, cratetrained and knows a few commands.

 

Jake (was Jade) is a beautiful tri sheltie, came to us from the Humane Society in Williamson County where he had been turned in by his owner. Jake is 8 years old, stands about 18 inches tall, weighs 45 pounds, is neutered, is HW-, is on heartworm preventative, and is up to date on all his vaccinations. Jake gets along with other dogs, loves children and loves to play with balls and toys. His foster mom says that Jake is a love sponge, he follows her everywhere he can. Jake is also perfectly housebroken.

Adopted August 2006

 

Maverick - Yes, Maverick is adorable. He came to us via another rescue where he was rescued from the local shelter. He is about 5 months old and weighs about 8 pounds.

Adopted August 2006

 

Rio is a 2-3 year old sable and white male with beautiful markings. He was relinquished by his owners since they did not have time for him. He weighs 30 pounds and stands appx 16 inches tall. He was extremely dirty when rescued, but immediately turned into a handsome prince after being bathed several times. He did very well on his first visit to the vet where he got a clean bill of health and they brought him up to date on his vacations. He is HW- and is scheduled to be neutered and to have his rear dewclaws removed.

He is a mild mannered, well behaved dog who gets along well with other dogs and children. He loves attention, likes to be brushed, and wants to cuddle and give kisses. He enjoys his walks where he is so curious about everything. He is a very smart dog and is quickly learning some basic commands. So far he appears to be a quiet dog and not a barker. He travels very well and enjoys his rides! We don’t know if he is housebroken; however, so far he has been very good in the house and not had any accidents.

This sweet, gentle, and lovable dog who is so eager to please deserves a home where he will get a lot of love and attention. Whoever adopts this dog will get a wonderful loving companion who will be forever grateful for his good home!

Adopted July 2006


Bailey (was Alamo) is a quiet 3-5 year old neutered male, 15 lbs, who recently came into rescue from the PAWS shelter in Kyle. He is current on all vaccinations and is HW-. Bailey has very striking coloring - mostly white with light sable markings, including a little raccon mask on his eyes. Despite the prevalence of white coloring on his head, Alamo hears just fine. More info coming soon as we get to know Bailey.

Adopted June 2006

 

Simon is a 4 to 6 year old sable and white male. Simon was found wondering in a neighborhood in North Austin. His finder posted signs but no one ever called to claim him. He is a little guy at 18 pounds and is UTD on vaccinations. He tested a very light HW+ and is being treated. We also found that Simon has low thyroid so like many humans he is on a low cost treatment. He is scheduled to be neutered and to get his teeth cleaned in a few weeks. Simon is a real snuggler, when the rescuer took him to the vet he promptly jumped into her lap and made himself comfortable. He loves to cuddle and gets along well with children and other dogs, plus he is housebroken. Simon sez he's looking for a new family...are you the one? UPDATE: Simon sailed thru his neuter surgery and teeth cleaning and is ready for a new furever family...Simon sez Look At Me!

Adopted June 2006

 

Kate (was Sparkle) is an owner relinquish that came to us from Kerrville. Her owner is moving into an assisted living center and is unable to take Sparkle with her. Her personality matches her name, all sparkly. She is about 14 inches tall and weighs around 30 pounds, a diet and lots of exercise are in her near future. Sparkle is a mahogany sable with a full white collar. She is 7 years old, up to date on all vaccinations, HW-, on heartworm preventative and is housebroken.

Adopted May 2006

 

Peggy Sue is the name that immediately came to her rescuer when she was picked up from TLAC. Peggy Sue is about 18 inches tall and weighs a slim trim 38 pounds, is HW -, is on HW preventative, is spayed and oh so pretty. She knows a few commands like Sit, Stay, Down and Gimme Five and she walks well on a leash. Peggy Sue is a natural athlete and would do wonderfully in a performance home, she appears to be a natural for herding or agility. When she is in the backyard of the fosters home, she lies in wait on the trampoline, which by the way she jumps up on without assistance, and when her charges (that's the birds and squirrels) appear she is promptly on duty moving them around the yard and the fence line. She gets along well with other dogs and children and loves taking walks.

Adopted May 2006

 

Saber is an 11 year old sable and white male. He is a little guy at 17 pounds, and he is UTD on vaccinations, neutered, HW- and is on heartworm preventative. Saber is a cutie...a very happy little guy, he immediately wanted to play with one of his foster's dogs. Saber is a firm believer in making new friends, he loves everyone and is always smiling and wagging his tail. He recently had a dental so that happy smile shows off his pearly whites.

Adopted May 2006

 

Jake is a one year old sable and white sheltie that just came in from the local animal shelter. Jake is up to date on all of his shots, he is HW- and is on heartworm preventative. Jake is about 16 inches tall, weighs 25 pounds and has been recently neutered. He is a little shy when he first meets someone but that shyness is gone in the blink of an eye. He loves people and he gets along well with other dogs.

Adopted May 2006

 

Chloe  is an 8 year old female sable & white sheltie. She stands 14 inches tall and weighs 24 pounds. Chloe is spayed, up to date on all her shots, is HW- and is on heartworm preventative. She had been shaved back before she came to us but we know that soon her glorious coat will come back and complement those tipped ears. Chloe loves to play with the resident dogs, gets along well with kids, likes to do tricks for treats and is house-trained. She knows several commands like Sit, Stay and Come and loves to take morning walks. Her foster mom says she is a real charmer who is looking for that special family.

Adopted February 2006

 

Ping Pong also known as Ping, has springs on her back legs. She is an active, fun-loving little sable and white girl that thrills in running up and down the stairs in her foster home. Ping is between 1 and 2 years old, spayed and up to date on all shots. She has tested HW- and is on heartworm preventative. She loves to play chase and fetch. Ping was found in Manor and released to us after her owner could not be located. Ping weighs 17 pounds and stands about 14 to 15 inches. She gets along well with other dogs and encourages them to play.

Adopted February 2006

 

Susie- Susie and Kirby are owner surrenders, their family is having some difficulty and needed to find a new home for them. Susie is an 8 year old female that is up to date on all shots, is HW- and on heartworm preventative. Susie is around 15 inches tall and currently weighs 44 pounds, a bit of exercise and a low fat diet will have her strutting her stuff really soon. Susie is a bit quiet right now but she has just gone thru some traumatic transitions in her life. Her foster mom says that Susie has started instigating play with the resident sheltie and it sure is heartwarming to see her acting like a puppy. She does get along with other dogs and loves children.

Update - Susie would like to be with someone who wants a companion close by their side. She likes to take frequent 5 minute walks, her energy level is improving daily. She loves to be outside and gets very excited when her foster mom picks up the leash. She's very alert to what is going on around her, inside and out. She would be a good little watch dog of sorts because she is quick to hear even soft noises outside. She loves her person and loves to be close. In the mornings she greets her foster mom by putting her front paws up on the side of the bed. We have recently found that Susie is hypothyroid and she is now on a very inexpensive medicine to keep it under control.

Adopted January 2006


Cooper  is a 6 year old female blue merle sheltie. She has come to us from Louisiana, is up to date on all her shots and is HW-. She knows several commands like No, Sit, Stay and Come. She has a wonderful smile, loves to give sheltie kisses, and is a real snuggler. Her foster says that she also helps with licking stamps and address labels. I'm told by her former family that one of her favorite things is running water, this little girl loves to play in the sprinkler. Cooper is crate trained and house trained.

Adopted January 2006


Kelsey is a 20 month old female sheltie that came to us from TLAC in Austin. She is about 16 inches tall and weighs about 28 pounds. Kelsey is HW-, up to date on all shots, is on heartworm preventative and has been spayed. She is a very alert and happy little girl that knows several commands. Kelsey gets along quite well with the resident shelties and absolutely adores children. She likes to play chase and is quite fast and agile.

Adopted January 2006

   

     
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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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