Her new Halloween costume
Hi! I'm Nicky, an 8 year old tiny, 12 pound
sheltie. I was born in Missouri and later
was bought by a breeder in Arkansas. From
there I went to a rescue in Collierville,
Tennessee then I was transported to
Knoxville, Tn where I'm now being fostered.
Let's just say I had a less than ideal life
in the past, much of it without any real
human contact or love. I don't know how to
play with toys or other dogs but I'm
learning how to interact with people now and
am beginning to enjoy being petted and
touched. I bounce away but come right back
for more contact. I love my crate and in
fact it's very important to me. I venture
out little bits at a time to explore my new
surroundings but run back into it when
unsure or afraid. I came here afraid of
everything but I already have much less
fear. The first picture of me was taken the
evening I arrived. In the other pictures
and the video you can see how brave and
relaxed I am becoming.
Now a note from my foster mom: Nicky is a
real darling of a dog and will make someone
the perfect pet. Someone who has a lot of
love and time to devote to his learning
about the big world he finds himself in. He
is absolutely adorable. He would thrive in
a home without other dogs because of his
fear of them and not understanding when they
want to play and his learning process would
benefit from being the only dog.
Nicky is learning to come when called and
walk on a leash...both things that are
difficult when a little one is so fearful of
his surroundings. A fenced yard is a must
as well as having a crate since he is crate
dependent. Nicky is house trained and
hasn't had a single accident.
If you can find room in your heart for this
little ball of fluff contact Brenda with
Sheltie Rescue of East TN at
firstname.lastname@example.org and please
include a completed Adoption Application
Chewie (Chewbacca) is a large shaded sable
and white male sheltie. He weighs 40 lbs.
and is 20 in. tall and the vet estimates his
age to be around 10 yrs. Chewie was found by
a good samaritan lying in a ditch. We are so
glad someone cared enough to save this
Chewie is one of the sweetest and most
gentle laid back shelties I have ever
fostered. He gets along with other dogs,
loves being with people and getting loved
on. Chewie is also doing great with his
house manners. No potty accidents. Loves to
nap and sleep at night in his crate but will
also sleep on a dog pillow or blanket.
Chewie is heartworm positive but is being
treated and should make a complete and
speedy recovery. If a larger, older sheltie
is right for you, you will not be
disappointed in this sweet and loving boy.
Chewie is at Sheltie Rescue of East TN. For
more information contact Gail at
email@example.com An Adoption
Application can be found at
Meet Honey, our
newest rescue catching up on some needed
sleep. She's 13 years old, and sweet as
sweet can be. Honey's owner died and left
her all alone in the world, but not anymore,
she's found a safe haven with LISSR.
Forever Amber CD
Best of Breed at 1983 ASSA National
Specialty from the veterans class.
Owned by Ray
and Dorothy Christiansen. She was a senior
dog when she won and passed away at 15.
Even though I have passed my legacy lives
on. My name is Mr Rusty and I lived in a
home until I wasn't cute any more and I
didn't play like I use to, it was then that
I was disposable and turned into an Animal
Shelter to be put to sleep. I was considered
unadoptable because I was 14 years old and
had a lump on my left shoulder. An rescue
angel found out about me and made one phone
call to The Wild Bunch and I went to live
with them. I had surgery on the lump and it
turned out to be nothing and I had many
adventures for 5 more years before I went to
the Rainbow Bridge. Here you see me with my
tennis ball that I loved to play with and
when thrown I would chase it down with my
old legs and bring it back to my human. We
seniors have a lot to give in our old age
but most of all we know how to love and you
don't have to house break us or worry about
your shoe strings getting chewed up. The
Wild Bunch continues to take in seniors
mainly because of the experience they had
with me and they know that no matter if you
get a young dog or an old dog there are no
guarantees in life.
Flair is an
eleven year old sheltie, still actively
working as a medical alert service dog and
doing pet therapy with grieving children and
her MACH4 (fourth AKC agility championship)
after her tenth birthday and she also has
her Rally Novice title which was earned when
she was eight years old.
Lyric & Merlin
Lyric (9 year
old female) and Merlin (13 year old male)
became homeless in December 2010 when their
owner died. They were living outside in
Tennessee, without any fence, and the
neighbors where feeding them.
rescues in TN were full and posted them on
our national yahoo group, hoping someone
would take them. The second we saw them, we
knew we wanted to rescue them. As it turned
out, one of our adopters was going to TN on
business a few days later.
or not, but her business meeting was only a
few miles from where Lyric and Merlin were
living. You got it, this adorable couple
hitched a ride to Ohio and are now safe at
PSSR. Lyric & Merlin have been together all
their lives and are so devoted to each
other, there is no way we will separate this
Lady is 13
years old with boundless energy. Here she is
trying to climb a tree to get to a squirrel.
About 7 months
ago we were contacted by our local shelter
about Toby who was 10 years old and his
owner had died. The nephew was supposed to
keep Toby or find a good home for Toby so
the nephew dropped Toby off at the shelter.
We were contacted because they said that he
wasn't adoptable because he didn't pass
their evaluation process, and his gum's were
really pail and his coat was matted. Dixie
pulled him from the shelter and as soon as
she got him home his gum's got more color
and his coat only had a few mats in it. She
asked if we could foster him for a while of
course we said yes. After having him for so
long several our friends kept on telling us
that we were going to keep him. We always
said that he would find the right home.
Well Toby we with us I found out that he
liked to play fetch and also liked other
dogs as well as kids. I volunteer as the 4-H
Dog Group Leader for the Southern Nye County
4-H program here in Pahrump Nevada. During
obedience if one of the kids needed a dog to
practice with they would work Toby.
I think Dixie took in 3 to 4 applications on
Toby that all looked good. When it came down
to the people adopting him they would say he
was too old at 10, without even meeting him.
I would always say that the right person or
family would come along.
About 3 weeks ago the right couple came
along they live here in Pahrump and were
looking at a couple of the shelties that we
have available. When contacting them about
doing the home check I asked if I could
bring the sheltie that I was fostering along
since we've been working with Toby going for
rides so he wasn't so stressed in the car.
At the time I didn't know that they had
looked at Toby's petfinder page and also
thought that 10 might be to old, since their
sheltie had passed and the age of 15 about a
year ago. So they were actually looking at
couple of our younger shelties. The woman
that I spoke to asked if it was Toby who I
was bring with me I said yes and she said
that they would like to meet Toby. Once they
met Toby they fell in love with him by the
time Toby and I left her husband was on the
floor playing with him. Since I was only
doing a home check I didn't have any
adoption paper work with me at the time so
they picked Toby up the next day. Toby is
never left alone if they have to go into Las
Vegas for the day they have a friend they
call him Toby's "Uncle Emo", who lives a
couple doors down from they who is 86 and
either comes over to stay with Toby or Toby
goes over to Uncle Emo's house to visit
while they are in town. They are also
planning to adopt another one of our rescues
once Toby gets adjust to his new home.
It just goes to show that our Senior
Shelties still have a lot of love and life
in them if somebody just gives them a
Prince was 10
when he came in 2008. He was HW + and
grossly over weight. He and his new dad now
live in an assisted living facility.
Prince can't say enough good things about
his new Dad and his new Dad feels the same
way about him. They go on walks and watch TV
together and just love being a family!
Prince is a very special little guy and now
he has a Dad just as special as he is...what
more could anyone ask for.
Shante was 9
when he came in, HW + and had been used as a
He's 14 this month and still going strong.
Shante has been placed in a wonderful home
where he enjoys laying on his new dad's lap,
watching his new mom fuss in the kitchen and
playing with his new dog sister!
Shadow is 9 and
it was love at first sight for him and his
A match made in Heaven. Shadow and his Mommy
are doing great and having a ball in the
Marissa is a
sweet, petite girl, who came into our lives
as a foster dog at age 8. BUT... fostering
lead to love and she became a member of our
family in 2006. Marissa is now 13 years old
and she brings great joy to our lives.
keeps her 4 yr. old sheltie brother in line.
We are truly blessed having her and very
glad to give her lots of love in her senior