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Harvey
Harvey    

Harvey is an OR for personal reasons.  He is ~7 years old, 11-12 inches, 10 pounds, now UTD, heartworm negative.  He has been treated for hookworms.  He will be neutered the week of 9/25/available for adoption ~10/4.

An update from Harvey's foster dad:  I have had this little boy a week and he is not shy.  What a bundle of energy, running around the yard chasing my other dogs.  You never know when he will appear from underneath one of them.  He loves to engage me in play and fetches toys.  He is crated at night and when I am not home as he is still working on his home manners, which should improve after neutering.  Harvey will be one handsome dog when his coat grows in.  Right now he is the cutest and loves being held by anyone.

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Hannah
Hannah    

Hannah is an OR for personal reasons.  She is ~7 years old, 11-12 inches, 8 pounds, now UTD, heartworm negative, was treated for hookworms.  She will be spayed the week of 9/25/available for adoption ~10/4.

An update from Hannah's foster mom:  Hannah is a happy little lady that is full of energy. She likes to play with the resident Shelties. One of her favorite things to do if the resident Shelties are ignoring her is to bite their tails. This always gets a reaction and the chase around the yard/room begins. Hannah loves cuddling and watching television with her foster mom, especially if she has her favorite toy. Her crating and housetraining skills are being refreshed.  She has had some accidents in the house.  When she's outside she doesn't always do her business, even when reminded repeatedly.  Hannah loves meal time and quickly devours her meals. She rides well in the car.

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Ripley
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Ripley is an OR due to family circumstances. She is ~7 years old, 13 inches, severely underweight at 9.5 pounds. She is now UTD, heartworm/fecal negative. Since she is anemic, we will postpone her spay/dental for a few weeks.

An update from Ripley's foster mom: Ripley has not been socialized and has a lot of fears. Her tail is between her legs most of the time. She paces and circles a lot. She likes food but will not eat or drink water in front of me. She sleeps through the night in a kennel by my bed. I leave the door open but she doesn't leave the kennel. When I leave the house I do kennel her with the door locked. She will come to me for petting when I sit at the dining room table and will let me pick her up. She loves to sit in my lap and be petted. She has minimal house training and has had accidents in the house. She has little interest in the resident dogs and no interest in toys. I haven't yet heard her bark. She is a major flight risk and will be out the door at the first opportunity. Ripley has a sweetness about her, but it will take some time to get her comfortable being in the house. She will need an experienced, patient owner to help her overcome her fears.

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Harvey
Harvey    

Harvey was found as a stray/turned into a local shelter.  He is ~13 years old, 15 inches, 26 pounds, now UTD, heartworm positive, is now neutered/had a much needed dental.

From his foster mom:  Harvey has a calm disposition and so far, I have not even heard him bark.  He had some major dental work with extractions and oral surgery, as well as a neuter, shortly after intake, yet he ate soft food on the first night I had him home.  He has an excellent appetite and now that his mouth has healed, he is willingly eating dry food with just a little canned food added.  He is obviously a senior and does not appear to hear well, but he follows the other dogs out to the yard.  Although we do not know if he ever lived in a house, he seems to be house trained.  He gets along well with the resident Shelties (mostly ignoring them) as well as the cat.  He spends a lot of time sleeping and did not object to an extensive brushout once I had him home.  He is an agreeable, sweet old soul who seems happy just to have good food, a few pats on the head, and a comfortable place to rest.

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Foxy
Foxy    

Foxy was turned into a local shelter after the death of her owner. She is 3-4 years old, 11-12 inches, spayed, now UTD.  Foxy has been treated for heartworms and is now available for adoption.

An update from her foster mom: Foxy appears to be insecure and shy and has some socialization issues. She is protective of her space and will come and check you out, in her own time. She tends to favor women, however, if you feed her treats….she will love you for the rest of your life, once she realizes you are her friend.

When she first came to us she would fight the leash. Now she is excited to go for walks. Because of her heartworm treatment she has had limited outings to the front yard to smell the grass and do her business. She has moderate anxiety in the car, but at the same time she loves the outings, which she has been limited to seeing her doctor. She appears to be potty trained, but because of the medications she has been taking during her treatment, she has had a few accidents and wears “bloomers” in the house to discourage her and remind her she needs to go outside.

Foxy has no weather related anxiety. She will sleep in her crate or in the bed with you, if she is invited. She loves to sit beside you on the couch and plays with her toys. Foxy should be in a family without small children and other pets.

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Saber
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Saber Saber  

Saber is an OR for personal reasons. He is 1-1/2 years old (DOB 2/28/16), 15 inches, 24 pounds, now UTD and neutered.

From his foster home: Saber is a sweet boy who came to us with significant socialization issues. He is now warming up to people, although still cautious about approaching us. Once on the couch he will stay there with us. He is house and crate trained and sleeps with us at night. He is now playing with toys.

Saber enjoys playing with our resident Shelties, mainly playing chase. He gains a lot of confidence from watching and modeling other dogs' behavior, and would do well in a home with other dogs. Surprisingly he does like cats. We do not know how well he does around children.

Because Saber is still a work in progress, we will only consider experienced Sheltie applicants who have social, playful dogs.

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Lucky
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Lucky Lucky  

Lucky5 is an OR to a local shelter. She is 5 years old, 15-16 inches, is now down to 31 pounds. She is spayed, UTD, and fecal and heartworm negative. Although only 5, she came to us limping on any exertion due to some degenerative changes in her hips. With supplements and daily walks, she is getting much more limber and only limps now when she is extremely tired. We are also working on weight loss to help relieve the pressure.

From her foster home: Lucky is a sweetheart who loves to go for walks and play in the backyard. She has good house manners and listens to commands to come and stop, unless there's a kitty or squirrel involved! She does love her kitties! She's still shy around strangers and barks to warn them off but is never aggressive. She loves attention and belly rubs. A lovely lady who will make someone a loving companion, Lucky is ready for a forever home!

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Forever Foster

Andy
     

Andy is an owner relinquishment following the death of his owner. The family tried to keep him, but it was not a good fit, for reasons including the fact he was breaking his housetraining in his older years. He is 12+ years old, and a big boy at 17-18" and 38#.

Bloodwork on intake showed Andy suffers from chronic kidney disease - the reason for his housetraining issues. He also suffers from long-standing arthritis, and the resultant lack of exercise has resulted in the loss of muscle mass in his hind end, which impedes his mobility. We have arrived at a course of treatment that has him fairly stable in his kidney issues, and medication for his arthritis.

From his foster mom: I can't tell you what a wonderful boy Andy is. He's a big galoot, with a big bark, who loves his people without reservation and asks for little more than regular meals and as much petting as you will provide. One of his main challenges when he first came home was his lack of mobility - without muscle mass to help steady him, he found walking on our floors a challenge. We noticed he did much better outside, where the ground was not slippery like the hardwoods. He *really* enjoyed being mobile. After a number of false starts, we have put several runners throughout the downstairs part of our house, and you would think we handed him the moon. The day we put them down, he walked the pathways for 15 minutes straight, grinning. Happiness is in the simplest things.

Andy's treatment, including fluids which his foster home gives him regularly, and medication for his arthritis, run about $100/month, and he requires regular bloodwork to make sure we are doing what we need to provide appropriate care. Please consider becoming part of "Andy's army" to provide for his needs while we care for him for the rest of his life. Thank you so much.



Forever Foster

Angel
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Angel, along with her "brother" Yukon, were returned to the program due to their owner's illness. She is 11 years old, 15 inches, 32 pounds (needs to lose a few), UTD, spayed, and heartworm/fecal negative. Angel is house trained and gets along with other dogs and cats.

Angel's vet felt a growth on her thyroid on her intake exam. Ultrasound revealed growths on both her thyroid glands, one quite large. We took Angel to a surgical specialist to have her evaluated for possible surgery, as it is often curative for thyroid masses. Additional testing, including an MRI, was done, and the surgeon concluded the large growth made the surgery risky and the outcome uncertain. We would very likely be doing more harm than good, and we made the decision to keep her, too, comfortable for as long as we can.

As with Yukon, just getting to this point was an expensive journey. Our goal is always to do what is in the best interest of the dogs in our program, within our ability to do so. Can you help us keep our promises to these dogs to always provide for them? We are so grateful for the support our donors give us. 



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Cade
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Cade    

Cade is an OR due to his owner going to a nursing home. He is 12 years old (DOB 11/23/04), 15-16 inches, neutered, and now down to 23# on a program of appropriate diet and gentle exercise. He was treated for heartworms and has had a much-needed dental, and is now ready for adoption. Senior bloodwork indicated some elevations in his liver enzymes; he has been on medication, and rechecks show great improvement - excellent for his age! He will likely need to stay on these medications for life.

From his foster mom: Cade has undergone a transformation in the three months that he has lived with us. With time and patience, he has show himself to be very sweet, and now wants to be near his human at all times. Calm and quiet, he's very much a "Velcro" sheltie, an enthusiastic kisser, and does not like to let us out of his sight!

Cade enjoys going outside for short, slow walks. These were important to his weight loss and help him to feel better. He has grown a glorious Sheltie coat, and loves joining his Sheltie brothers in showing off his good looks by dressing for the occasion. :) Having lived outside, Cade needed a refresher course on housetraining, but he has done beautifully. A naturally passive dog, Cade would do fine in a home with other pets as long as they are easygoing. He would prefer to be a homebody, and in familiar environments, is a devoted companion. He is absolutely fantastic with children!

Cade is a loyal, absolutely delightful senior sheltie. He radiates happiness and love every day!

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