Andy is a 10 month old young man who lived much of his first year outside and his coat is a little rough as a result. He was part of a very large pack and seems to be lower in the pecking order than others. He hangs back while others play and is generally very shy. He is going to need patience to grow into a confident family pet, but he is sweet and seems to like human attention when he allows himself to accept it. He has done well with house training. He is not yet comfortable walking on a leash, so he will need a fenced yard and a patient person to teach him how to use a leash (perhaps with a harness first). He is neutered, chipped and up to date on shots.
Reba is a little mate of Cloud and a very different personality. At 6 months old, she has a more typical level of puppy energy. She loves to run and play with toys and be outside. She is not crazy about people or being a lap dog yet. She is more prone to curl up in a bed across the room. She is mostly good with potty training. Reba does not like being on a leash and will need work (perhaps with a harness) to get used to the idea of being walked. She needs a securely fenced yard in the mean-time. Reba will be spayed on 4/4 and is microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. She did test positive for exposure to anaplasma (a tick-borne disease) but is not symptomatic. We have put her on a two-week course of doxycycline as a precaution.
Mark is the opposite of Andy. He is also 10 months old but has a much higher degree of confidence. Mark still needs time to warm up to people, but he has adapted more quickly than some of the others. Mostly he has been sweet and playful with all of the other dogs, chasing the ball and romping in the yard with several dogs. He has shown hints of dominant behavior with other males prior to and just after being neutered. It may be best for him to be placed as an only dog or with a gentle female companion. He lived outside a lot and is coat is a little rough, but will be a beautiful light sable. He has one blue eye but no vision issues. He has done well with house training. He is not yet comfortable walking on a leash, so he will need a fenced yard and a patient person to teach him how to use a leash (perhaps with a harness first). He is neutered, chipped and up to date on shots.
Cloud is a double merle sheltie puppy who is 6 months old. As far as we can tell, her hearing is fine, but she does have blindness in one eye. Cloud is an extremely mellow puppy who loves to cuddle on the lap of a human. She has the sweetest personality. Her biggest challenge has been with potty training and her new home will need to work with her on that. She is not yet leash trained but has started to accept light direction from a lead. We think she will learn this quickly. Cloud is spayed, chipped and up to date on all vaccinations. The vet gave us ointment for her eye as a precaution. Her future care will need to monitor eye issues but she has otherwise gotten a clean bill of health