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ANIKA is 2-3 years old and was surrendered to rescue by the family of a man who was incarcerated. She has a lot of fun with other dogs, wagging her tail and barking and spinning. She loves feeding time and gets really excited. She would probably do best in a home where there is another social dog and where she can get some exercise to get a few pounds off.
MIRANDA is a little spitfire. Very bossy and typical tiny female. She is about 1-2 years old and surrendered to another sheltie rescue due to financial reasons. She came to Wisconsin with a few other dogs because we didn’t have too many available dogs for adoption, and I think someone here is looking for a little dog like Miranda. She is definitely female and has a mind of her own. She’s a little stubborn when coming in and out the doors. She hasn’t had a lot of human touch, so it will take some coaxing for her to learn that cuddling feels nice. Miranda definitely needs a fenced in yard. She is so fast and sneaky. She is not used to being leash walked and is scared of traffic so she is going to take a very patient owner
LADDIE is about 10 years old. He was a stray at an animal control facility in a nearby state. After his required LEGAL stray hold, they tried to find him a home for awhile, but his senior status had him always getting overlooked for younger models. We love seniors at WSR!!
Laddie made his way to Wisconsin thanks to a network of transport volunteers who pulled together a plan in less than 24 hours as soon as we got the call. Within 5 minutes of getting to my house, Laddie had found the pool and he loves walking around in the cool water. He is housebroken and very sweet, but he’s either deaf, or he’s selectively ignoring me. He sleeps very very sound, but can hear a treat bag from two counties away. Although he was a stray, I have a feeling he just wandered away from home because he doesn’t ‘bolt’ anywhere and he’s just nosy, so he probably just got out a locked gate or was dumped because he’s a senior. He doesn’t need a fenced in yard if you promise to keep him on a leash.
GLADYS is 4-1/2 years old and very overweight. We will be testing her thyroid soon to see if she’s just lazy/fat due to her previous sedentary lifestyle or if thyroid medication is the answer. I received an email from a senior citizen man who purchased Gladys as an older puppy (for $700) several years ago from a breeder in Red Granite, WI (Touchtone Shelties). He was calling to surrender the dog because of his own health problems (not sure why a senior citizen would purchase a puppy in the first place).
MANY dogs with Touchtone Shelties background/breedings have ended up here. Matter of fact, one of the first ones, was a 10 week old puppy that the breeder personally surrendered because she couldn't afford to fix his GENETIC heart defect. Wisconsin Sheltie Rescue paid $1600 to fix him, placed him and he's now between 10-11 years old and is living a wonderful life. After we paid that bill, I found out that Murphy's siblings all sold for $800 each. There were 7 of them. Are you good at math??? As if that wasn't enough, the breeder showed up at the Virginia Beach Nationals ON VACATION to show her dogs. Besides Murphy and Gladys, many more dogs with Touchtone backgrounds have ended up in our rescue, as well as many that have been rehomed privately to people in our rescue network from people that Touchtone sold to as a puppy.. That's not a fluke. That's POOR PLACEMENTS. This woman is an ASSA member and has been been very anti-rescue despite us taking care of so many dog that she has bred and sold, without so much as $1.00 donation. Now, I have a 4-1/2 year old freakish timid dog because this breeder sold a puppy to a very frail senior man and must not have done ANYTHING to socialize all those puppies so by the time they get to their puppy homes, they're already scared of everything. Can we at least all agree that some people shouldn't be breeding dogs?