Available Shelties

Huckleberry

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Huckleberry is an OR due to family circumstances.  He is 13 years old (DOB 6/11/09), 17 inches, 30 pounds, now UTD, neutered.

An update from Huckleberry’s foster mom: Huckleberry is a young soul loving every day and everybody.  He might be a senior but he is playful like a puppy.

Huckleberry had a few lumps and bumps removed when he first came into the rescue. All of them were checked and they all had good outcomes. However, those surgeries are the reason why he currently has a “poodle cut” on his back end.

Huckleberry is a very loving and sweet boy. He has a laissez-faire fair attitude about life and is so easy going. Even during his E-collar days he was super easy to medicate, walk and take care of.  He is tolerant of having anything done to him (brush, bathe, nail trim, etc.). And while he is a senior, his eye sight seems great and his hearing if overall pretty good (except when sleeping as he is able to tune all noises out).

Huckleberry has been around multiple dogs, mainly Shelties and Aussies, while with HSS. Each time he was introduced to a new dog he was a perfect gentleman. He has always gotten along with his foster siblings, even eating right along with them in the kitchen, without any issues. The only time he ever showed issues is if treats (or other food) is dropped on the ground.  Twice he showed minor issues of food intolerance with another dog. But to be honest, that dog was already not a fan other of other dogs so this was not all on “Huck.”

Due to his tall height, Huckleberry has learned that he can counter surf and help himself to anything within reach.  Food (even in a wrapper) is not safe around him, even for a split second.  He will amaze you how fast he can unwrap it!

Huckleberry does kennel up well but he does not prefer to be in the kennel and he will let you know.  He can be vocal when excited but he can also be quiet and cuddly.  Even though he is a taller sheltie he is not overly heavy. He is easy to handle and even attempts to help you get him into the vehicle.  When you reach down to pick him up he offers a little jump. Huckleberry will even play with a ball and toys for a short while. He gets excited to play with “hoomans” and loves the extra attention. 

This boy has so much spunk and love to give he would make the perfect addition to any family. If you do not have any other dogs or you have others and he will be a new addition, Huckleberry will fit right in.  Whoever does bring Huckleberry into their home better love kisses because this boy isn’t shy about giving them out!

Bella 7

Adoption Pending

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.

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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