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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!

Bella: Kansas Sheltie Rescue

Isn’t Bella beautiful?  Little 3 year old Bella is available for adoption at Sheltie Shack Rescue of Kansas.  She’s just a tiny, 15 lb. girl, but is ready to settle into a home environment and become a cherished family member!

She was rescued from a puppy mill where she lost one of her back feet. (She is missing her right rear foot just above the ankle.) Bella doesn’t even realize it’s gone and gets around splendidly. The rescue is hoping applicants look past her minor glitch and don’t hold the slight visual affect against her. It certainly doesn’t slow her down & we think she is a very pretty girl!

Bella is most comfortable with other dogs, so a home that already has another dog to hang out with would be ideal. She is still a bit shy with humans, but will let her foster mother pick her up with some encouragement.  She does still need work learning to walking on leash, but she is working on it.

Let us help Bella find the happy forever home she deserves! Contact Sheltie Shack Rescue via their website, or e-mail: sheltieshack@bluevalley.net

And VOILÀ, happy ending!

Juke came into Second Chance Sheltie Rescue a year ago from a hoarding situation and he was my foster dog.  Only ONE person was interested in him in the 8 months he was in rescue! I think people were put off by his eye, but you wouldn’t even know he has anything wrong with it.  (Juke has one brown and one blue eye. However, his blue eye can’t really be seen due to a birth defect and he’s partially blind in that eye.) He gets around just fine.  

He has the cutest, sweetest, friendliest personality and I couldn’t resist him. I finally had to adopt him in Oct. 2011. He’s now the perfect Sheltie ambassador for our rescue events and greets everyone with a kiss!
 
We can see why you couldn’t resist him Angela. Hugs to you for giving him a forever home!

I’m Thankful for You Lil’ Lady! [LICK]

Cathy drove 13 hours from Tucson to Salt Lake City to get little Bailey.

She is thriving and loving her new forever home… and her new boyfriend, Calvin! :)

Hugs to you Cathy for adopting a Sheltie!

MD Sheltie Rescue: Sable & Gracie

This cutie-pie named Sable is available through Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue.

Sable is a happy, healthy 10 years young Sheltie.   His foster mom reports he is an absolute sweetheart and is as close as they’ve seen to a perfect Sheltie!  He loves to cuddle and gets along with other dogs.  He is okay with kids, very obedient and attentive and did I mention cute as a button?  He would prefer a fenced yard but does walk well on a leash.

Gracie is a smaller spayed female, also about 10 years old.  She is a playful, active girl.  She tries to play with other dogs but doesn’t quite know how; so she may do best as an only dog (or with a laid back dog that will tolerate her antics!)

She would make a great companion for someone who is home all day or not gone for long periods of time.  She is hard of hearing but manages very well!  A fenced yard required for Gracie.

Contact the rescue and fill out an adoption application today!