Arizona Sheltie Rescue
Wally is an absolute love and the cutest little thing weighing in at about 10 pounds. He has a gentle personality and just soaks up any attention he is given – hard to believe someone could abandon him. He is estimated around 10 years old.
Physically, he's not in great shape. His bloodwork reflected some signs of malnutrition and that is being addressed with quality food, luckily he has a good appetite. He has a fairly extreme case of skin irritation as you can see on his legs. He also has a large bare area on his chest and part of his legs and is currently being treated with medicated shampoo and benedryl for skin allergies. Not surprisingly he has bad teeth and will need a dental. He also has a growth on his neck that we are monitoring.
Grayson is new to our rescue and is a stray from the Maricopa County Animal Control. He is estimated to be around 8-9 years old and is a neutered male. He is believed to be a sheltie mix as, for instance, his head is much “blockier” than would be expected with a purebred. He is a “stout” little guy at a little over 23 pounds and could stand to lose a few. We are just getting to know him. He is doing well around the other dogs and we suspect that he will be fine around pets. Possibly an older child companion as he does seem to want to hang around but younger kids would probably be too much for him. We are evaluating him for personality, housetraining and obedience and will update you soon.
Dougie was turned over to us by a young family in that could no longer care for him. We thought we could help this very cute, 4 year old, sheltie mix, only knowing that he supposedly has seizures about once a month. Once we got Dougie we soon found he had more problems than seizures and was terrified of his new surroundings and foster family for the first few days. He would stay in his crate to feel safe, he revolted in charging and trying to bite them when he was afraid. After a short period of time Dougie made a complete turnaround with his foster mom and dad and wants to be close to them, he loves to be petted and cuddled. He loves to do tricks and play chase. He is very smart and food motivated once he's comfortable with you. He does not do well with visitors and is very reactive so he still has to be leashed or crated at this point and time. He was in an apartment most his life and can use a piddle pad if left indoors but he has learned to use the dog door at his foster home. He rides well in a car and likes to go places with you, he does pull on leash. Dougie is okay with other dogs but can be dominant over food and treats, we are unsure about cats. Dougie will need a home with an experienced handler and no children. Dougie has not had a seizure since in our care, that we know of and is believed to be healthy, neutered, he has had all his vaccines and is micro-chipped.