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Dottie: St. Louis Sheltie Rescue

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!

Only for you…

“Here’s a picture of Emily taken by my 9–year-old daughter Dottie. Emily is very shy and will only let Dottie take her picture. She’s a very sweet dog that we got from a rescue in Little Rock, Arkansas.”Hugs to you Dottie & Andy for adopting Emily!  :)