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Adopted Shelties - 2013

See our shelties who have been lovingly adopted into "forever homes" in 2013.


Scout 3 - Scout is one of 6 shelties that were surrendered to Austin Sheltie Rescue after their owner passed away. Scout is 8 years old and is a neutered tri-colored male. He is 16 inches tall and weighs 22 pounds. He is up to date on all of his vaccinations, is heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventive. Scout is good with other dogs and will come up to people for pets. He is comfortable on a leash and is working on his house training.

Adopted December 2013.


Mickey 2 - Mickey is one of 6 shelties that were surrendered to Austin Sheltie Rescue after their owner passed away. Mickey is 5 years old and is a neutered sable and white male. He stands 16 inches tall and weighs 24 pounds. Mickey is up to date on all his vaccinations, is heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventive. Mickey is good with other dogs, is very friendly with people and children and walks well on a leash. Mickey is also house trained.

Adopted December 2013.


Cinco - Cinco is one of 6 shelties that were surrendered to Austin Sheltie Rescue after their owner passed away. Cinco is about 2 years old and is a sable and white neutered male. He is a small sheltie at about 13 inches tall and only 15 pounds. Cinco is up to date on all vaccinations, is heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventive. Cinco is good with other dogs but is cautious of humans, he is slowly coming out of his shell and becoming comfortable in the house. Cinco is working on his house training and his leash training.

Adopted December 2013.


Claire - This is Claire, she came to us from the Bastrop shelter after her family surrendered her along with several other dogs.  She is spayed, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative.  Claire is 3 years old, weighs about 20 pounds, and stands 15 inches tall.  She is a little reserved when she first meets a person but it doesn’t take her long to warm up.  Once comfortable she is a charmer.  Claire gets along well with other dogs, is housetrained and walks very well on a leash.   She is also crate-trained and rides well in the car.

Adopted December 2013.


Tucker 3 - Tucker came to us from a local shelter where he was picked up as a stray. He is 2 or 3 years old, sable and white, 16 inches tall and weighs around 34 pounds. The green bean diet is in his future to get rid of about 5 to 8 pounds. Tucker is up to date on all of his vaccinations, heartworm negative, on heartworm preventative and is scheduled for a neuter. Tucker gets along well with other dogs, likes to herd the other dogs around the fosters yard. He likes to play with toys but hasn’t shown an interest in destroying them, especially the squeaky ones. Tucker is housetrained, well-mannered and friendly with people. He handles himself well in public situations, is calm and obedient.

Adopted December 2013.


Harley -Harley is between 6 to 8 years old.  His owner is being transferred out of the country and asked us to find him a new home.  Harley is about 17 inches tall and weighs around 35 pounds.  He is neutered and up to date on all of his vaccinations.  But because his previous owner failed to keep him on heartworm preventative, he will have to undergo heartworm treatment and won’t be available until around Thanksgiving.  Harley has excellent house manners and walks well on a leash.  He gets along with other dogs and small children.  He is also quite friendly and well socialized, he seldom meets a stranger.

Adopted December 2013.


Smoochie - Smoochie came to us recently when there was an illness in the family.  She is a 7 year old bi-blue sheltie.  Her coat is burnt right now but with good food, inside time, and good grooming her coat will be beautiful.  Smoochie is about 16 inches tall and weighs 24 pounds.  She is up to date on all vaccinations, has been spayed, had a dental and lost a few teeth.  We are sad to say that Smoochie is heartworm positive and will require heartworm treatment.  Smoochie is a sweet girl that gets along well with other dogs.  She is sociable with her foster family, is crate trained and is learning how to use the doggie door.

Adopted December 2013.


Eli - Eli and Shaggy were both surrendered to our rescue group because of family changes. Eli is a handsome sable and white male sheltie who is 8 years old, weighs 30 pounds, and stands 15 inches tall. He is neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative. He recently had a dental cleaning.

Eli has a sweet and friendly personality, although he is cautious when he first meets people, especially males. Since he has been in his foster home, he has become very comfortable and is starting to show his true personality. He is an extremely playful and very loving dog. He wakes up in the morning and the first thing he wants to do is play! His foster mom feels if Eli lost a few pounds, he would be even more active. He loves attention from everyone and will nose Shaggy out of the way so he can steal the spotlight from him.

Eli gets along well with other dogs. Eli is housebroken and has not had a single accident in his foster home. When he needs to go outside, he will let you know by his little dance; and if you ignore him, he will bark at you. He has learned how to use a doggie door and enjoys spending time in the back yard running and playing. He walks very well on a leash and enjoys going on walks. He gets along well with children and loves to interact and play with the young girl at his foster home.

Adopted November 2013.

 


Rascal 2 - Rascal is a 2 to 3 year old sable and white sheltie that was flown in via Pilots n Paws from a South Texas shelter with his sister Reba. Rascal is about 17 inches tall and weighs around 42 pounds. He is up to date on all of his vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative. Rascal is very calm and has excellent house manners. He gets along well with other dogs and with cats, he likes to be groomed, walks well on a leash and is very social. Rascal also rides well in a car and likes to fly.

Adopted November 2013.


Reba 2 - Reba is a 2 to 3 year sable and white sheltie that was flown in via Pilots n Paws from a South Texas shelter with her brother Rascal2. Reba is about 17 inches tall and weighs around 43 pounds. She is up to date on all her vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative. Reba is a calm girl with excellent house manners. She gets along very well with other dogs and cats, likes to be groomed, walks well on a leash and is very social. Reba also rides well in a car and flies pretty good too.

Adopted November 2013.


Maggie May - Maggie May has a tough story to tell.  Her owner left the house one day and never came back, sometimes other people would come in and feed her but she was left by herself inside the house for about a month.  When she was saved by the Georgetown Animal Control, she was filthy, her nails were growing into her pads, she had an ear infection and she was missing a bit of hair.  We are guessing Maggie May is about 13 years old.  She is up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, on heartworm prevention and spayed.  She loves to take walks on leash, knows a few commands and has excellent house manners.  She gets along very well with other dogs and with cats. Maggie May doesn’t always respond to noises so she may be deaf or it could be that the ear infection is causing her not to hear as well as she should.

Adopted November 2013.


Teddy - Teddy  is another of our recent owner surrenders.  He is about 2 years old and is a tri-colored sheltie.  His coat is a bit burnt right now but will come in black and shiny with a little time, good nutrition and good grooming.  Teddy is current on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative.  He stands about 12 inches tall and weighs 12 pounds.  He is a little unsure of meeting new people but quickly warms up.

Adopted October 2013 


Maizy - Maizy just recently came to us from our local shelter as a stray. When the rescuer opened the pen door, she got up from a bed and purposely walked over to the rescuer as if to say ‘Where have you been…I’ve been waiting’ and put her head in the leash. She is between 7 and 9 years old, is up to date on all vaccinations, is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative. Maizy stands about 12 inches tall and weighs 18 pounds. She is sable and white and after her burnt coat grows out, it will be glorious.

Adopted October 2013.


Coco - Coco is a beautiful sable and white sheltie who is 7 months old and was an owner surrender. She stands appx 18 inches tall and weighs 30 pounds. She is now up-to-date on all her vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative. She was recently spayed and also had her rear dewclaws removed. She is healthy and ready for adoption.

Coco is a very sweet, friendly, and sociable girl. She has a very good personality and likes to meet new people. She gets along well with children and dogs. She loves lots of attention and will gently nudge you for more attention with her nose. She likes to stay close to her foster parents. Coco is housebroken and is being crate trained. She is very energetic and loves to play with her toys. Her foster mom said that she has been good about only chewing on her toys. However, since she is a young dog, she is very curious about everything within her reach. Coco likes her yard and enjoys running and playing when she is outside. She rides well in a car. Coco needs a home with a family who has time to work with her and teach her basic commands. She will require alot of attention since she is a young dog.

Adopted September 2013.


Sissy - Sissy is an recent owner surrender.  Sissy is a blue merle sheltie that stands about 13 inches and weighs 16 pounds. She is  between 2 and 3 years old.  Sissy is now up to date on all vaccinations, spayed, has had a recent dental, is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative.  Sissy is a bit shy and is learning that leashes lead to fun things like walks, outside and going visiting.  Sissy gets along well with other dogs and is learning that people are not so scary.  She is also crate trained and likes to visit her crate off and on during the day.

Adopted September 2013.


Laddie – Laddie’s owner had to give him up after raising him from a small puppy due to a fall and requiring hospitalization. Laddie is 7 years old, born in June of 2004, he stands 15 inches tall, weighs about 40 pounds (yep…the green bean diet is on the near horizon). He is up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, on heartworm preventative, neutered and is scheduled for a dental. Laddie is enjoying walks for the exercise and he gets along well with other dogs, cats and small children.

Adopted September 2013.


Pistol - Pistol just recently came into the program as an owner surrender.  He is a bi-blue, normally there would be no brown in his coat but because he has spent a good bit of time outside the coat has burnt to a brown color.    With good nutrition, inside time, and grooming his coat will be thick, full and long.  Pistol is 7 years old, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative.  He has been neutered and has had a recent dental.  He stands about 16 inches tall and weighs 30 pounds.  Pistol gets long beautifully with other dogs, is coming out of his shell and is quite sociable.  He likes being close to his people and is crate trained.

Adopted September 2013.


Laynie – Laynie came to us from a nearby shelter after she was found laying on the side of the road, the victim of getting hit by a car. Her pelvis was broken in several places and her tail was broken. She was filthy, matted and full of burrs. Laynie is a year old, 12 inches tall and weighs 13 pounds. Thanks to Dr. Gower at Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital she now has steel plates in her pelvis and her tail has been amputated. She is making slow progress with walking but is a charming patient. Laynie is up to date on all her vaccinations, tested negative for heartworms and is on heartworm preventative. After Laynie has recuperated some she will be spayed.

Adopted August 2013.

 


Sophie Sophie is a recent owner surrender because she needs a home where people are home most of the day. Sophie is a sable and white mix. She is about 2 years old, weighs 20 pounds, is up to date on everything, spayed, heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventative. Sophie is house trained, gets along well with other dogs and small children, and she loves to play…she still has a lot of puppy in her. Sophie is always busy with toys and such and is a bit of a clown.

Adopted August 2013.


Sheba - Sheba came to us after her owner passed away.  She was left alone in his house when he went to the hospital and was left there for a while…no one knew she was there or came by to check on the house.  We know she was well-loved prior to this and we are making her a promise that she will be safe from here on out.  Sheba is 7 years old, sable and white, up to date on all vaccinations,  heartworm negative, and on heartworm preventative.  She stands about 17 inches tall and weighs 39 pounds…she is also working on losing some of that weight.  Sheba is a sweet girl that gets along well with other dogs.

Adopted August 2013.


Jazmin –Jasmin and Prinz were recently surrendered to us because of work schedule changes in their family. Jasmin is a tri-colored sheltie, black, brown and white.  She was born in April of 2005, has recently been spayed and had a dental cleaning.  She is up to date on all of her vaccinations, is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative.  Jasmin is less than 14 inches tall and weighs 34 pounds.  She says that diets aren’t too bad, someone helping her watch what she eats is nice, and that she does look forward to running and playing.  Jasmin is a bit shy at first but soon warms up.  She gets along with other dogs, cats, ferrets and small children.  Jasmin is house trained, crate trained and responds to several commands.

Adopted July 2013.


Tanner – Tanner is an 6 month old puppy that was recently turned over to us, he was born the latter part of December. Tanner will probably be oversized when he is full grown, he is 13 inches tall and weighs 20 pounds. Tanner is heartworm negative, on heartworm preventative and current on vaccinations. Tanner is working on leash training and house training, he is currently crate trained. As Tanner is intact, he will be neutered before adoption.

UPDATE: Tanner is almost 5 months old now, he has been neutered and is looking for a home that will continue his training. We’ve been told he could be a good performance dog, he has focus. He has learned to walk well on a leash, can SIT and DOWN on command, and loves to play tug with toys and other dogs tails. Tanner is very sociable with people and with other dogs…..he is a bit cautious of cats. He has put on a few pounds and grown a bit taller.

Adopted July 2013.


Delta's Puppies –Mama Delta and her puppies have all been adopted!

Arty - Arty is ablack and white male with lots of freckles on his nose and feet. See his description above.

Bonzo - Bonzo is black and sable male with just a touch of white.

Ringo - Ringo is a black and white male with just a few freckles on his nose and toes.


Carlotta – Carlotta is actually a purebred Australian shepherd, she was a stray and turned over so we could help her find a loving home. She is a red tricolor; dark red, sable and light red. Carlotta is about one year old, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, on heartworm preventative and spayed. She is shy at first but warms up quickly. We have found that she is house trained, gets along wonderfully with cats and other dogs, is a snuggler and loves to be close. We are told her back right knee is a bit weak, we are going to watch that and will do surgery if we see it starting to give her trouble.

Adopted May 2013.


Prinz –Jasmin and Prinz were recently surrendered to us because of work schedule changes in their family.  Prinz is a shaded sable and white sheltie that was born in December of 2005.  He is up to date on all his vaccinations, is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative.  He stands about 16 inches tall and weighs 35 pounds.  Prinz is a happy fellow that gets along with other dogs, cats, ferrets and small children.  Prinz is house trained, crate trained and responds to several commands.

Adopted May 2013.


DJ – DJ was surrendered to us after her family realized that she just wasn’t getting enough attention. She is around 6 years old, spayed, up to date on all of her vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative. DJ is 12 inches tall and weighs 11 pounds. She is a little nervous when she first meets a new person but quickly warms up and gives you winning smiles and tail wags. She loves to run and play, loves squeaky toys, is housetrained and crate trained.

Adopted May 2013.


Delta –Delta came to us after having a small litter of puppies in a nearby shelter.  Delta is a tri-colored sheltie that is about 15 inches tall and weighs 28 pounds.  She had her puppies the latter part of September and will be spayed after the pups are weaned.  She is now up to date on all of her vaccinations but when tested for heartworms we found that she is heartworm positive.  She will begin treatment after the first of the year and should be available in early spring.  Delta has been a great mother to her puppies, gets along great with other dogs and has been working on her housetraining.

Adopted May 2013.


Nivea –Nivea came to us because her owner had too many dogs.  She’s a lovely sable merle and weighs 54 pounds and stands about 16 inches tall.  Nivea is 4 years old, up to date on all of her vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative.  Nivea has also been spayed, is housetrained and has a thyroid issue, we have her on thyroid medication and will retest to see if it is resolving the problem. Nivea gets along well with other dogs, loves to take walks on a leash and her foster mom says she is very smart and a fast learner.

Adopted April 2013.


Ducky – Also known as Duffy,  came to us a couple of weeks ago needing a new home.  He is 2 years old, sable and white  and is neutered.  Duffy has recently been updated on all of his vaccinations, is heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventative.  He stands about 16 inches tall and weighs 40 pounds.  We’ve started Duffy on a weight loss regime, lotsa green beans, and exercise program to help him get rid of a few pounds.  Duffy doesn’t have a shy bone in his body, when he first met his rescuer he let  her pet his head for a few minutes then rolled over for belly rubs.  He’s always happy and he loves to run and play.

Adopted April 2013.


Michelle – Michelle came to us as an owner surrender, she’s a shy, tri-colored Sheltie American Eskimo mix.  Her home was getting too noisy and causing her stress.  Michelle is 4 years old (birthdate is 04/03/08),  stands about 12 inches tall and weighs 13 ½ pounds.  She is now up to date on all vaccinations and has been spayed.  When our vet examined and tested Michelle she found that she is high heartworm positive.  Heartworm preventative is really so inexpensive, there is really no excuse for letting a dog go without being protected…especially compared with the cost of treatment and how hard it is on these little furkids.  Michelle will start treatment in November and should be ready for adoption after the first of the year.

Adopted March 2013.


Starr – Starr is the only female in the litter of Delta's puppies and she is also a black and white.  She’s mainly black with a splash of white on her chest.

Adopted March 2013.


Celeste – Celeste is about 5 years old, stands about 14-15 inches tall and weighs 22 pounds. She is a tri-color sheltie (predominantly black with sable and white markings). Some of the hair on her back looks reddish from being sunburned, she may have spent a good bit of time outdoors. She will soon have a beautiful, thick, black coat. Celeste is now spayed, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, and is on heartworm preventative. She had hookworms when she came in to rescue, but has been treated for them.

Celeste has very good house manners. She is housetrained and will let you know when she needs to go out by going to the door and acting anxious. She does like to jump up on the couch and will sleep either on the couch or on the floor.

She has a sweet and friendly disposition. Although, she exhibits some shyness when she first meets new people, she quickly warms up. She gets along very well with the other dog in her foster home.

Celeste is an energetic dog. She enjoys playing with squeaky toys and really loves to play fetch. She likes to go on walks and does well on a leash. So far, she has done very well on car rides too.

Celeste will be good in a home as an only dog, but will also do well in a home with other dogs. She will do best in a home with older children.

Celeste is looking for a home where someone will have time to play with her, love her, and take her on walks. She is going to make a wonderful companion for some lucky person or family out there!

Adopted March 2013


Pepper –Pepper came to us as a stray.  When our rescuer went to get Pepper out of her kennel at the shelter, she jumped up on her rescuer's leg to let her know she was sure happy to see her. Pepper is about 9 years old, stands 16 inches tall and weighs 22 pounds. She is up to date on all her vaccinations.  Pepper had heartworms when we got her; however, she has successfully gone thru the heartworm treatment and is now on heartworm preventative. Pepper is spayed and has had a dental cleaning.  When we first got her, Pepper had some skin problems from a flea infestation but those have cleared up and she has an absolutely gorgeous merle coat with alot of light sable highlights.  

Pepper is a sweet, bouncy, and bubbly sheltie with a very happy attitude. She has a very sweet personality and a calm demeanor and loves to meet new people. She is house trained and has learned how to use the doggie door at her foster home.  When she goes outdoors, she enjoys running around with the other foster dogs and chasing the squirrels.  Over time, as she has gained more trust in her foster mom, she has learned to enjoy brushing and tummy rubs.

Pepper gets along very well with the resident shelties and they often race each other out the door and across the lawn.  Pepper likes to sneak over and steal the other dogs' toys and hide them with hers.  She prefers sleeping in her doggie bed.

Although she walks well on a leash, Pepper does not enjoy going on walks  She prefers to be a homebody and is very content just being with her family.

Adopted February 2013.

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Thor –Thor is a 5 ½ year old male that came to us as an owner surrender because he needs a new home with dogs his size that can run and play.  He is 16 inches tall and weighs 40 pounds(he needs to lose about 10 or more).  Thor is up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative , on heartworm preventative and is neutered.  Thor gets along with other dogs, but prefers them more to his size, and pretty much ignores cats.  Thos has a long list of commands that he responds to and he enjoys a short game of fetch.  He walks well on a leash and likes to be close to his family.

Adopted February 2013.


Oreo – Oreo is a 10 year old bi-blue with beautifully tipped ears.  She is up to date on all vaccinations, is intact but will be spayed before adoption, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative.  Oreo is a quiet little girl, only about 10 or 11 inches tall, a little heavy at 20 pounds, she’s on an exercise program and loves her morning walks.  She loves to roll over on her back for belly rubs and she is very affectionate.  Oreo gets along great with other dogs and small children.

UPDATE:  Oreo has been spayed and she has had a dental cleaning.  We found a lump on her mammary glands when she was spayed which was removed and tested.  The biopsy came back benign.  Oreo is housetrained and crate trained.  She gets along great with small children, loves to play with toys and play fetch.  When her foster asks her if she wants to go outside, she rolls over on her back and asks for tummy rubs.   A quick command of Roll Over and she is back on her paws and heading to the door.

Adopted January 2013.


Poquito - Poquito was surrendered to us with the request to help him find a loving and happy home. Poquito is about 15 inches tall, weighs 22 pounds, is about 5 years old, and is up to date on all vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative. He gets along great with the resident shelties, enjoys snuggling on the couch with his foster mom, is housetrained and crate trained. More as we get to know Poquito…and he gets to know us.

Adopted 2013.


Dorie -Dorie was rescued at Pace Bend Park by a man out for a mountain bike ride.  He spotted her being stalked by a pack of coyotes.  He threw a towel around her,  scooped her up and took her to safety in his truck.  She sends him sheltie kisses and noselicks.   When she came into rescue she was covered in burrs and stickers.  Dorie is about 10 years old, weighs 23 pounds and is 13 inches tall.  She is up to date on all of her vaccinations, spayed, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative.  Dorie appears to be house trained and gets along well with other dogs.   She is a polite young lady with lots of love to give.  More as we get to know about her.

Adopted January 2013.


Happy and Freddie - Happy and Freddie were surrendered to us because their owner had to move into an assisted living center and could not take them with her. These two small shelties were born in March 2004 and just turned 8 years old. Since these two brothers are so bonded to each other, we decided we could not split them up. They are both up to date on all their vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative, and currently on heartworm preventative.

Happy is a handsome sable and white dog with a beautiful healthy coat who stands about 15 inches tall and weighs appx 25lbs. He is the more outgoing and dominant of the two dogs. He loves attention and enjoys sleeping in a trundle bed in a young girl's bedroom at his foster home. When we first got Happy, he had problems with itching and those seem to be under control with frequent baths (every 3-4 weeks) and over-the-counter allergy pills. Freddie is a handsome tri-sheltie with a beautiful healthy coat who stands about 14 inches tall and weighs appx 18 lbs.

Freddie has the more reserved personality of the two dogs. He prefers to sleep on the floor in the hallway, outside the young girl's bedroom. He also loves attention and will let you know when he feels he is being ignored. These are two extremely sweet, well natured dogs who are housebroken and have excellent house manners. They have low-key personalities and are both very lovable. They are well socialized and get along very well with other dogs and with children. We believe they would be ok with cats, since neither dog is aggressive. They walk well on a leash and are very popular in their neighborhood. They ride well in the car.

These two boys have done very well in doggie events where they have received lots of attention and pets from people and children coming by. Happy and Freddie are ready to be adopted by their "furever" family. They are going to make a wonderful addition to the lucky family who adopts these sweet lovable boys! In fact, the neighbors always comment that they cannot believe that a family hasn't already adopted these two wonderful dogs!

Adopted January 2013.


     
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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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