Codabeauplaying A little over a year ago we rescued the most friendly little Sable boy from the Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue in Maryland.  Beau had been abandoned because is previous owner couldn’t handle his special needs.

When Beau came to live with us he was timid and cowered at the smallest sound. He was also very under weight and wouldn’t eat his food unless I hand fed him.

After a few months with Beau we found out that he has OCD.  We have been working on training him and giving him the right medication to help him live a normal puppy life.  Coda (our 4 year old Sheltie) has been a great help as well.  She plays with him and tries to correct him when she can.

Now, a little over a year later, Beau is a healthy boy who thinks that every human is put here to give him love :)  He says hello to all strangers and never hesitates to give them lots of kisses.  He sleeps in between me and my husband in the bed and doesn’t mind being squished because it makes hims feel safe.  He starts his mornings with a romp around the house with Coda and spends his days trying out every soft surface in the house as a sleeping spot.

We were very scared about adopting a dog who had been abused and neglected, but Beau has been amazing and I recommend adopting to everyone who says they’re ready to bring home a dog.

Way to go, Nicole!

Coda is not sure about her new brother Beau – they’re still getting used to living together – one thing she does know is that a spot that a pup has just left is always warmer than one that was empty.  So, when Beau got up from this spot, Coda took her chance and claimed it as her own.Too cute, Nicole!

Sheltie Nation member Nicole shares this funny photo & story with us: Moving can be very stressful for a dog, so make sure that he/she always knows where to go to feel safe.  Coda didn’t know where we had put her crate so she decided to hunker down amongst these boxes and wait for us to show her where we’d put her things.