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Tri-State (NY/NJ/CT) Rescue: Sammy

sammyPoor Sammy, he really needs an angel! Sammy was one of the hoarder dogs who went with three others to Houston Texas Sheltie Rescue who had helped out with the hoarder dogs in the past. Unfortunately, the rescue had to close down and Sammy was still without a home. Tri-State immediately said they wanted him back in NY.

When Sammy came back, he was, sadly, not doing well. He lost a lot of weight and you could tell he just was not happy. After spending time at the vet and a battery of tests including blood work, ultrasound and urines, it was discovered that Sammy’s liver is failing, he is borderline anemic and has absolutely no protein in his urine (which is a bad thing -there should be some).

Sammy is also so emotionally drained. This dog has lived approximately, 10 years in the hoarder house with no utilities or water or connection with the outside world. The rescue trekked him halfway across the country in the hopes of finding his happily ever after only to have to come all the way back and still no family to love him.

While Sammy has not shown any aggression in his foster home, he has not dealt well with the poking and prodding at the vets office. He needs a quiet place to hang his little Sheltie hat, be fed wonderful nutritious food, be given his meds and supplements and have peace and love for the remainder of his life however long or short it is. The veterinarian has said he could realistically still have a couple of years with good support.

Because of all this sweet boy has been through and his medical needs, the rescue just wants him to have a family to love and honor him. They are looking for a forever foster home to care for Sammy. They want someone to open their home for him, but he will remain in the custody of TSSSR – meaning they will pay his bills for the remainder of his life.

Sammy’s ideal home would have no more than 1-3 dogs, be a quiet envirornment with no young children running in and out (visiting kids ok – Sammy can be crated or kept in a bedroom) and a fenced in yard. Sammy is a tiny boy – only 14lbs. 

He really deserves at least a little time knowing the love of a family before he leaves this world!

Please contact Julie at sheltielove94@aol.com if you would like to offer this boy a temporary or forever foster home. Sammy must remain in the immediate tri-state area.

UPDATE 9/25/13: Sammy has been adopted!

Northern California Rescue: Daisy

Daisy is a 2-year-old tri-color spayed female Sheltie. She spent a lot of her life so far living in a crate, but is blossoming now that she is in a foster home. Playing ball is her favorite thing; and her favorite ball is a soft, silly-looking stuffed tomato. She’ll chase it, catch it and throw it back at you for hours!

Please contact Northern California Sheltie Rescue to fill out an application for this sweet girl!

UPDATE 9/1/13: Daisy has now been adopted! :))

Tri-State Sheltie Rescue: Boopie

boopieBoopie is a senior male Sheltie who is somewhere between 10 and 12.  He a very sweet dog and is up-to-date on all his vaccinations, heart worm tested, microchipped and neutered.

Boopie is good with people and would do best as an only dog or maybe with one other, preferably a Sheltie or a dog of similar size and one that won’t be on top of him. Boopie does great with the Sheltie and a puppy in his foster home, but is not a big fan of the bigger dog in the home.  He should NOT be with small children as their sudden movements and noise make him very nervous. He would be OK with older children that understand they have go slow with him and not make quick movements or gestures.

Boopie is not a big barker, but when someone else is barking he will chime right in. He does not play with toys as of now, but enjoys chewing bones. He is very loving and likes to put his paws up on the couch or bed for a pat and will cuddle with you. Boopie is crate trained and a very happy boy whose tail never stops wagging. Sadly he had to be shaved due to severe matting, but his coat is growing in.  He is a real cutie!

Boopie needs a home to call his own for his senior years.  If you’d like to adopt Boopie, please contact Julie at Tri-State Sheltie Rescue  sheltielove94@aol.com. Tri-State covers NY/NJ/CT.

Please share him with your family and friends!

NY/NJ/CT Sheltie Rescue: Bingo

bingoBingo is our adorable senior boy who is looking for a home of his own.  He is the cutest little thing, only weighing about 13lbs.  Bingo is currently being fostered in Manhattan and walks wonderfully on leash in NYC. He is about 12 yrs old (we’re not sure – he was from a shelter), and is ok health wise. He did test positive for LYME and was on meds, and he sometimes zones out a bit (maybe a little dementia), but hey, I do the same thing!

When walked, he is constantly stopped and people adore him. We had the same thing happen at the Ny Pet Expo – he was the hit of the show, but we need someone to make a commitment to this very sweet boy. He is really no trouble, is house trained, doesn’t bark too much and is really good with kids.

If you have a little extra room in your home and heart to give this old fella a place to live out his life, both we and Bingo would be grateful.  He doesn’t take  up too much space and only eats 1/4 cup of food twice a day. At this point in his life medical care would be basically supportive care because at his age if something were terribly wrong, it wouldn’t be fair to put him through any type of harsh treatment.  There is no adoption fee for our Bingo. We just want someone to love him forever.

If you are interested and live in the tri-state area, please contact Julie at: sheltielove94@aol.com. Check out the other dogs available on the rescue website: tristatesheltierescue.org

BINGO HAS BEEN ADOPTED! :)

Kansas City Sheltie Rescue: Taylor

Guess what?

This smiling star is available for adoption from Kansas City Sheltie Rescue!
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Let’s find this sweet cutie a home!