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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.

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A home with no more than a few steps would be ideal since steps are becoming difficult for her. She also wouldn’t mind sharing attention with another laidback pet. CJ is desperately looking for someone who will lavish her with patience and love.



Joy is the perfect name for this 13 yr. old bi-black senior who is young at heart. She is happy-go-lucky and always wagging her tail. Her very soft bark will alert you to company. Joy is curious and fearless, so you must keep lids and closet doors closed. She is housebroken and walks nicely on a leash. All she wants is affection and companionship. If you’d like to add some happiness to your life, Joy would be a wonderful addition to your family.Type your paragraph here.

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.  

Cracker Jax (CJ) is a gorgeous senior blue merle sheltie. She has one blue eye and one brown eye. She stands 15 inches at the shoulder and weighs 31 pounds. So far, she has lost four pounds since being in rescue and needs to lose more to be a healthy weight.
          CJ’s manners are impeccable. Not only is she docile, obedient, and housebroken, but she walks nicely on a leash. She is so sweet, she will melt your heart in an instant. She’s becoming more playful, while doing sheltie spins when she gets excited. She often feels more comfortable staying under the table but has become more social seeking attention and treats.



​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. 


Say Hi to Sam, he’s looking for his new family…….Sam is an 8 year old, handsome 44 lbs. Bi Black sheltie.  While showing shyness at first encounter, he does warm up and is affectionate, wanting pets and rubs. Sam will greet you when you come home and be around you most of the time with tail wagging. 

In typical sheltie fashion, he loves to run in the yard.  Sam runs after the ball with the others, however, he doesn’t know to catch or retrieve it he just likes the running. Sam does know some commands, such as sit, stay, and he is most comfortable on the couch or resting in the kitchen while you are cooking. 

We feel the perfect home for Sam would be in a home that has no other pup in order for him to enjoy life and bond while not being in competition with others.


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

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