This little cutie pie is Benji!
Currently 6 months old, 10.2 lbs and perhaps 11-1/2″ at the shoulder, he’s going to stay on the small side when mature. Apparently he’s quite the little character!
His foster mom reports that he loves to be snuggled and will stand on his hind feet with his paws on your leg asking to be picked up & held! OMG, every Sheltie lover’s dream dog!
He’s also SOOO fast, his tiny body becomes a blur as he races around the room when playing with his “housemates”. Pounces with delight on toys; which we all know is always just too cute for words. His foster mom is working on his house manners (and he has improved quite a bit since his first day in foster care less than a week ago!)
Benji is one of 3 puppies [age 5-6 months] recently rescued from the Lancaster mills by NJ Sheltie Rescue. If you can’t resist adopting one of these sweeties, please visit NJ Sheltie Rescue’s website and complete an application: www.njsheltierescue.org
Act fast, because with a face like that, you know he is going to be adopted quickly!!!!
8/14/2011 Benji is pending adoption, but two others are still looking for homes!
Dottie is a special needs girl looking for that special forever home! Dottie is a very sweet, 6 yr old sable female that just came into Second Chance Sheltie Rescue. She is crate trained and has lovely manners. She gets along well with other dogs and is always looking for a hand to give her some ear scratches!
Dottie had a mammary tumor removed which was cancerous, but thankfully it was not an aggressive form of cancer and all was removed. She is a breast cancer survivor and wears her pink ribbon proudly! (She will need a chest x-ray every 6 months for 2 years.)
Dottie also has arthritis in her elbow and hip and will need to be on a joint supplement and possibly some pain medication. Although she is still quite playful!
Sadly, Dottie had also been shot in the foot by some abusive boys. One toe is partly missing and another (a weight-bearing toe) was broken and never treated. That toe healed completely crooked and therefore offers no ability to help bear weight on that leg. This does cause her to limp some.
She would need a house with only one or two steps to the yard — preferably none. To learn more about her & to see a video of her playing, visit her page at Second Chance Sheltie Rescue.
UPDATE 7/6/11: Dottie’s was seen here on Sheltie Nation by Suzie in FL. Her super sweet face could not be resisted & her adoption is now in progress! Woot!
Nothing breaks the heart of Sheltie Nation’s members more than to see a Sheltie in need. Unfortunately there are plenty of Shelties waiting for loving homes.
Please support your local Sheltie Rescue. If you can’t adopt that’s OK, rescues need your generous donations of money, supplies or your time. You can find the rescue of your choice by googling “sheltie rescue”.
If you are a rescue group and are interested in swapping links, email us.