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Lil Bit
Lil Bit

Lil Bit is an OR due to family circumstances. She is 4 years old (DOB 5/29/16), 16 inches, 33 pounds (needs to lose a few), UTD, spayed, heartworm/fecal negative. Lil Bit has food allergies and will need to stay on prescription food (Royal Canin's hydrolyzed protein - $77 for a 17.6 pound bag) for the rest of her life.

An update from Lil Bit's foster mom: Lil Bit is a classic and classy young lady in every respect. She is very loyal and will follow you all around the house. She especially loves my husband and would not leave his side immediately following his return after a recent minor surgery. She loves to play catch with a tennis ball. She would play all day! She is quite happy to snuggle on the couch and has begged to sleep in our bed - a privilege are are reserving as an option for her forever family.

She does not like small children and will run away and hide from them. She has never snapped or growled at anyone, but we don’t let our grandchildren chase her. She is happy to go to her kennel while they are here. We respect that toddlers are not for her. She is all about the “Sheltie caution” in that she will not trust new things at first, but sit back and watch to see if it’s safe and okay. Then dive in! She has a little more than usual caution and fear of new things and people. So we take things slow and she does okay.

She is feeling much better now that she is on a veterinary prescription diet, as we discovered she is allergic to about everything. She absolutely cannot have any people food or pet foods with certain ingredients. We are working on achieving her perfect weight. She is crate and house trained. She likes to be accompanied on potty trips outside and I would recommend a commitment to this several times a day, especially in a new environment. She likes other dogs and plays well with my two other Shelties. Her ideal home would be a quieter home without children (or small children) and a place where she is ensured not to sneak any food other then her special food, which I also give as treats. She is very smart and I see potential for learning tricks.

She needs a family that will commit to keeping her in her special diet food, which is slightly more expensive than regular dog food A place where things can be taken slowly, an experienced dog family and someone who has lots of tennis balls! She is also very crafty at sneaking out of the front door, but will come back when called. So she needs a place where there is less opportunity for escape and is quiet.

Li’l’ Bit is an amazing sweet soul and will be a fabulous fun and loving companion.

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Daisy
Daisy Daisy Daisy
Daisy Daisy  

Daisy is a 12-year-old owner relinquishment for personal reasons. She is up to date on vaccinations, hw-/fe-, and has had a dental.

At 12, Daisy has a bit of a hitch in her gitalong, but that doesn’t slow her down. She loves to be outside and loves to walk. We have put her on anti-inflammatories, and she is feeling much more comfortable. Daisy is sweet and loving to her humans, and is perfectly house and crate trained. Inside, she wants nothing more than to have her head patted and her rear end skritched. However, she is anxious in new situations, and is easily intimidated, so a quiet home with no young children or rambunctious dogs would be ideal. Give her a few days to settle in, and she will be a sweet and easygoing companion. Will you offer Daisy a soft landing in her golden years?

An update from Daisy's foster mom: Daisy gets along with our resident Sheltie, Stella, and Stella seems to get along with her. Daisy is funny -- when she feels like it is really time to eat and I must need to be reminded — she goes to the refrigerator and paws it. She knows that the meal starts there when I get the yogurt to put on her kibble. Of course, she always tries to move the time earlier and earlier. Once I grab the yogurt, she’s bouncing around and herding me to the utility room where the eating happens! I feed Daisy and Stella side by side without any problem.

Daisy also paws the door, any door, when she wants to go out and will paw the door to be let back in. Outside she enjoys watching and barking at people and dogs walking up and down the street. She also enjoys just laying next to the door, soaking up the sunshine. But, overall she is mostly a quiet Sheltie. She will bark when the mail arrives. Stella (our resident Sheltie) goes barking and charging to the door. Daisy rarely joins Stella in the charge, preferring to stay comfortably behind, but joining in the barking. Daisy enjoys playing with toys. She runs excitedly to the door for our walks. She's been an easy foster.

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Abba
Abba Abba Abba
Abba    

Abba is a Sheltie/miniature Aussie mix who came to us from another rescue group. She is a petite 11 or 12 inches tall, weighs about 17 pounds, and is estimated to be about 10 years old. She is spayed, current on vaccines, fecal negative, heartworm positive. When she came to us, she had a number of mammary tumors. She had a major surgery to remove all the tumors, which were sent off for biopsy. Some of the tumors were benign, but two were malignant. One of the malignant tumors was a high grade and unfortunately had spread into lymph nodes and the bloodstream. Because of that, it is possible that Abba will at some point have a recurrence of cancer locally or at other locations in her body. To see her, you would never know that she has any health problems. She eats well and gets along with the resident dogs and cat. Although she is a bit timid and shy, she often follows me around the house and sleeps in a dog bed beside my bed. She is well house trained, walks well on a leash, and enjoys being brushed. Our plan is to keep her happy and comfortable and exercise watchful waiting for any developments in her health status. We are glad to have this cute, perky little girl in our group.

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Rascal
Rascal Rascal Rascal
Rascal Rascal Rascal

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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Dusty
Dusty Dusty Dusty
Dusty Dusty  

Dusty was returned to the program for personal reasons. He is 14 years old (DOB 5/21/06), 14 inches, is now down to 20 pounds, UTD, neutered, heartworm/fecal negative. Dusty had several seizures in his adopted home. He is on medication twice a day and has not had any seizures since going into his foster home in January.

From Dusty’s foster mom: Dusty is a sweet and lovely, lovely boy. He has beautiful brown eyes and a gorgeous face, and he's so soft and cuddly. He gives little gentle kisses. He likes to play tug of war with his toy, gently. When you throw it, he will run and get it and bring it back to have it thrown again. He enjoys his relaxing paced walks and walks right beside you. He does not pull.

Dusty will let you know when he needs to potty and when he’s ready to come back in. He does not seem interested in lying on the couch or sleeping in a bed. He does get some snuggles when it's bedtime on the bed, but then he goes right off the bed and lays on his doggie bed. He is crate trained.

Dusty seems to like men, or at least my brother! When he came to visit, Dusty greeted him with excitement and love and wanting attention.

During the day, he will lie on the floor or on his dog bed, and several times he has opened the partially opened crate door with his paw, and gone in there to lie down. He is such a sweetie!

From past owners, Dusty started showing aggression towards the other three or four dogs in the home. He gets along great with his sassy foster sister. He hasn't shown any aggression towards her. The two get along fine with our resident dog not having any interest in interacting with Dusty, and Dusty's fine with that. He does seem to want to play with her though, at times. When his fur-cousins and fur-friends visit, we have had no issues.

It is a pure pleasure being Dusty's foster mom. He is well behaved, and anyone who is lucky enough to adopt him will be indeed blessed. He really is such a good dog!!!!

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