Arizona Sheltie Rescue
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.
Shelby and Tia are 7 year old sisters. We are looking for a home that will adopt the two together, as they have been together their whole life and are bonded. Both have had bloodwork and will be having dentals done before adopted. Shelby is believed to be healthy and Tia has a low thyroid that will need to be monitored for the rest of her life and takes medication for that. Both girls are delightful, sweet and easy going, they are house trained, love car rides, walk well on leash and love getting attention. They are up to date on vaccines and microchipped.
Annie is an approximately 5 year old mix. She is possibly a golden retriever, sheltie/collie, maybe even some aussie? She is very sweet, affectionate and devoted, likes to be close to her people and is attentive. She loves to be brushed, play fetch and get belly rubs. She is well house trained and will hold it until let out or will use a dog door. She is not much of a barker but will bark if she is protecting her surroundings.
Annie is not good with cats and is selective of other dogs. She walks well on a leash and has been out for 2 mile morning walks. We do cross the street if another dog is present as she will lunge on the leash is she sees one. She would be best as an only dog in a cat free zone.
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.