They had about 15 Shelties there, 8 of whom were up for adoption. When I asked about the blue merle hiding under a bush, I was told "oh that's Sadie. She is afraid of the other dogs. She won't play with your little Sheltie".
I wanted to meet Sadie anyway. She sheepishly came out from under the bush when coaxed, but ran right back when the other dogs rallied around us. We went up on the deck and the foster mom went inside to answer the phone.
With all of the other dogs jumping around my feet and barking excitedly, I stood there with my eyes closed praying that God would bring Sadie up on the deck, if she was the one for me. After a few minutes I felt a paw lightly patting my leg. There she was, braving all of those other dogs to paw my leg and let me know she was the one.
I was crying when the foster mom came back out. Sadie stole my heart that day. She is an absolute sweetheart and even though she is slowing down, she's still going strong.
Lucky you Debbie & Dale!