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MAC - The shelter said he was very matted so they shaved him and he "looks like a little cow." His hair is growing back nicely and he’s cottony soft. I'm sure he feels much better. He is about 35 pounds and at first, I thought he needed to be the only dog because he was picking fights with everyone, but I now know that was because he wasn’t neutered. He is neutered now and gets along with everyone except big obnoxious dogs and enjoys rolling around with other dogs that have long hair. I think he lived outside until now, because he doesn’t have normal dog manners as far as sit, off, and no digging in garbage. The shelter put him at about 6 years old. He is very submissive and sweet to people, makes a good impression when they come to see him, but just gets picked over because he’s not a purebred sheltie. Mac also shows a very unhealthy attraction to the boarding cats that I’ve had at my house and I’m not sure what he would do with one that he met outside a condo.
MONTY is an 11 year old sheltie who was surrendered for snipping at a toddler. He is also not tolerant of young dogs that are active near him. He'll try to take a swipe at them as they're spinning and he's quick! He's a beautiful dog and just a little arthritic. Loves people and loves to play with the ball. If there is anyone out there who would only like to have one sheltie (I know, that sounds crazy), Monty would like to be the only dog.
4/15/15: I recently took Monty along to a doggie Easter Egg Hunt and he had a blast! I only had to show him one time that there was something inside those plastic eggs and soon he was finding them on his own, gently cracking them open and eating the prize inside. Everyone who met him at the event thought it was hilarious. Monty is such a cool little dog and would make a great companion to anyone who wants a well-mannered only dog in a single-dog household.
BELLE came to WSR from a breeder surrender to a shelter along with a male that they had. Judging by the size of her nipples, she’s had a few litters already in her short life. The shelter called rescue to help as Belle is very timid, not used to walking on a leash and would be very hard to catch if she ever escaped from her owners. Belle has started leash/harness training and comes in and out on her own. The good thing is that she’s VERY food motivated so she’ll do just about anything you want if she hears food rattling around in a stainless steel dish. She is a 2-3 year old blue merle and really loves to be in the corner and around the edges of rooms. She’ll rarely go out into the middle. She was VERY attached to the boy she came with, but he was adopted quickly because he was less timid & she’s doing fine. She is very sweet and will come closer to you if you’re sitting or laying down. She is crate trained and has not had any accidents at all during the night. She’s going to need a very patient person to bring her out of her shell.
GRETA is a 9 year old miniature schnauzer. She is crabby when she wakes up from a nap, and likes things to be done on her terms. A former client and Facebook friend had her for free because she’s traveling for work and didn’t have time for a dog anymore. She originally got her from an old boyfriend who was deployed and does not want her back either. I have contacted various schnauzer rescues that are either full or not able to take her for other reasons. I’m hoping someone in our group has a neighbor or co-worker who would like a cute little senior non-shedding dog. She is ok in a house with boring dogs and no children please.
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