Look at these sweet Sheltie faces! If you have been considering adding a new family member to your household, this rescue has many needy Shelties looking for their forever homes.
Digby is an easy going guy that quickly adapts to new situations. He greets you each morning with a tail wag and usually a toy in his mouth. He is not the least bit demanding and only asks for a bowl of food and someone to open the door. You don’t even have to open the door for him if you have a doggie door to a fenced yard, because he quickly learned to let himself in and out by watching the other dogs. Even though he has a few years on his paws, he’s always ready for a game of fetch or tug. He’s quick to alert you if he hears a strange sound, but he’s not an overly vocal boy. He walks nicely on a leash and travels well.
He would appreciate a home with few stairs and a doggie door or someone home to let him out frequently. He is tolerant of cats and other dogs as long as they don’t invade his personal space. One person said, “Digby is the coolest Sheltie I’ve ever met!”
Max is a 12-years young bright, funny scamp who grew up in a home with little structure where he was allowed to have his own way most of the time. He is a “resource guarder” who claims anything that falls on the floor as his own. His favorite game is to steal a tissue from the waste basket and run around shaking it in his caregiver’s face to invite a chase.
Max’s playful ways belie the difficult life he led in recent years with an owner who suffered from dementia and frequently forgot to feed him or give him water. When turned into NVSR by concerned relatives, Max suffered from severe dehydration and near starvation. His loving foster family has nursed him back to surprisingly good health. Max enjoys walks and hanging out with other dogs in a fenced yard.
Pepper is 12 years young. Pepper is a very handsome tricolor boy and just a delight to be around. He’s happy to do whatever you are doing as long as he can be with you. He enjoys a game of fetch but is also happy to hang out with you. He would enjoy a nice daily walk or a car ride. He is a gentleman on the leash or in the car.
Pepper is glad to meet any new friends and is not shy – he’s a dog you could take anywhere as a Sheltie ambassador. He loves attention and appreciates a good belly rub. He is good with other dogs and even cats!
If you are interested in adopting any of these cutie-pies, visit the Northern Virginia Sheltie Rescue website and fill out an application today!
Update: All these cuties have been adopted! There are other dogs waiting for their forever homes in this rescue, so be sure to check them out!