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!

3 Responses to “Don’t be afraid to adopt a Sheltie”

  1. Linda Stansbury

    We have a Sheltie that we bought as a puppie and was terrifed of any little noise. She is going to be three & is still very scared of any little noise even if it is the wind, but what a love. We have her on Clomicalm which does’nt do the best job. I wanted to find out what kind of meds that you found to give Beau.

  2. Tim K

    I’ve adopted and I foster for NCSR. Glad to see Beau is doing well. Hope to see you at the picnic in Sept.

  3. Angie

    Awww, how wonderful! I truly believe there is a special place in heaven for people who open their hearts and homes to abused animals.


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