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Northern VA Sheltie Rescue: Home in time for Christmas?

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!

9 Responses »

  1. IF THERE WAS ANY WAY I COULD TAKE THEM I WOULD. THEY ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL. AND MAX, WELL HIS EXPRESSION BRINGS TURNS ME INTO PURE MUSH – I JUST WANT TO HUG HM SO TIGHT AND TELL HIM HOW LOVEABLE HE IS. I PRAY SOME KIND SOULS WHO ARE ABLE WILL TAKE THESE BEAUTIFUL SHELTIES HOME TO A LOVING FAMILY. GOOD LUCK DOGGIES !

  2. I can vouch that Digby is quite the sweet, good natured boy, I met him at one of our events last year.

  3. They are all 3 lovely doggies. If I had a yard, fenced and lots of space they would be with me along with my other 2 doggies.
    I pray that they are in permanent homes soon – no Sheltie should be alone, especially over the Holidays.

  4. We would be very much interested, IF they would be closer. We are in South Louisiana, but I learned my lesson in flying a dog around. Our Sadie flew in from SD, until today we are not able to open up the window in the driving car, the noise still scares her to death. Some dogs take it good, some don’t and I wouldn’t like to try out with a senior, as beautiful as they are. Sad…

  5. We’ve adopted 2 senior shelties and they were great dogs. Our 2 current shelties are rescues also. I sure hope these 2 find loving homes soon!

  6. Three adorable and deserving Shelties. I hope very much they are adopted into loving and appreciative homes soon, definitely in time to spend the holidays with a family. Anyone???

  7. Best of luck to you, Digby, Max, and Pepper! You are all beautiful Shelties. You’ll find your forever families soon enough!

  8. If I could I would adopt all three! I love the quiet energy of senior shelties and that doesn’t mean they don’t do zoomies. Anyone who adopts one of these cutie pies will be rewarded a hundred times over by their love and devotion.

  9. It’s so very rewarding adopting a rescue sheltie, but there’s something particularly sweet about bringing a senior sheltie into your life :)

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