Available Shelties

Bella 7


Bella is an OR due to the death of her owner. She is 10 years old (DOB 4/29/12), 15 inches, 38 pounds (needs to lose a few), now UTD and spayed, heartworm/fecal negative. Senior bloodwork shows age related changes, as with other dogs her age. This should be monitored over time.

An update from Bella’s foster mom: Bella is a sweet girl who’s really come out of her shell and will probably continue to develop as she feels more and more secure. She is enthusiastic about pats and food and will sometimes snuggle on the couch with me when I lift her up. She may have been trained to stay off the carpet and the furniture since she sticks mainly to the tile floors in the dining and kitchen areas.

She did go to the dog show and the report was that she was very friendly with the humans and other dogs. Bella fits in with our other 2 and greets other dogs we meet on walks. Our first walks were very slow and hesitant, but she is enjoying them much more now. She heads for the door when she sees the leashes or hears the plastic bags.

We have heard her bark a few times, but not very often; usually when she wants in or out and we’re not paying attention. We have a pat session first thing each morning and Bella dances and jumps around in anticipation, sometimes even barking.

So far, she hasn’t seemed interested in balls or other toys or playing chase. Our other 2 like to do a bit of wrestling and chasing in the back yard, but she keeps her distance while watching them.

Bella is house trained. We don’t crate her. We led her into a crate once, but she wasn’t interested in staying which is okay with us. She has been car sick a few times on the 10-15 mile drives to the vet, etc. We have tried Dramamine with good results. The next attempt will be to put her on the seat instead of on the floor to see if looking out the windows helps.

Overall, she’s a real sweetheart looking for someone to love her back. We get the feeling she might like being an only dog but is actually fine either way.

Gracie 7


Gracie is a found stray. She is ~10 years old, 15 inches, overweight at 28 pounds, heartworm/fecal negative, spayed. She has been treated for an ear infection, a mild skin infection and will be getting a much needed dental. While our vet heard a heart murmur on exam, an echocardiogram indicated the condition does not warrant treatment at this time.

An update from Gracie’s foster mom: Gracie is potty trained and has not had any accidents inside. She does not bark much, and when she does it is a lower pitch bark. It usually only comes when she wants attention.

While Gracie has been in a home with 5 other Shelties, this sweet baby needs a home all to herself. She is not happy with other dogs and if she weren’t so over weight she would gladly chase away all the cats and squirrels too. She loves attention from people but growls and snaps at other animals.

Gracie is on a diet and has already lost almost 2 pounds and while that doesn’t sound like much, that is still 7% of her body weight. As a goal, she needs to lose at least another 8-10 pounds to help her get around better. She has been started on Dasuquin (glucosamime) and will need to continue on it to help keep her joints in tip top condition.

Around adults Gracie is a very sweet girl. She wants to be in the same room as you and follow you as quickly as she can. She begs to be petted, even by your feet. If you sit down and cross your legs, she will walk under your feet and force your top foot to touch her. She has been great with baths and medications but doesn’t care much for toenail trims. Prior to being found someone gave her a bad hair cut. She has a choppy haircut that could clearly be seen with straight lines in the middle of her back. That hair is growing out and the hair is returning, slowly but surely. She also had several matted areas, mostly around her ears so the hair was cut away and needs a little more time to grow back.

Gracie would love to have her forever person. Will you be willing to give this baby girl a loving home?

Rascal 2

Ready for Adoption

Rascal, a 11 year old (DOB 11/19/09) tri-colored Sheltie, was an owner relinquishment (along with Tanner) due to death of his owner. Rascal is UTD, neutered, weighs 24 pounds and is heartworm/fecal negative. Rascal is a friendly but somewhat shy Sheltie who loves people. He freely gives tail wags and loves meeting everyone, especially when they give head scratches. He is very obedient, knows sit and is crate trained and house trained. He loves to be in the kitchen with his foster dad when dinner is being prepared, and follows him around everywhere. He is a sweet boy and is learning to trust his foster family with all the changes he has been through. It is hard to resist those beautiful brown eyes! Rascal would do best as an only dog in a home with no small children. He is unsure in high energy situations and can react negatively.

Rascal came to HSS diagnosed with diabetes and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). He is currently on insulin injections given twice a day and pancreplus powder, a digestive aid and replacement therapy for the EPI. HSS is currently monitoring his blood glucose levels and adjusting his insulin units in order to get his glucose levels within normal ranges. Rascal is very good boy when given his insulin injections. He stands still and he makes it easy to administer the insulin shot.

Rascal would love a home where he is the one and only, and a family that would be dedicated to working with his medical needs. After losing the family that he has known since he was a puppy, he deserves to find a family that will love and accept him with his special needs. He will repay you with tail wags and perfect “SIT”s!

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