Following stay at home and social distancing guidelines, we will not be conducting home visits at this time, and new applications for adoption will be placed on hold. We still encourage you to put in an application if you are interested in adopting, and we will contact your veterinary reference and be ready to move forward when it is safe to do so.
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 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.
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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