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My name is Kalua!

Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Shih Tzu Mix Puppy for adoption in Staunton, Virginia - Kalua
Photo 1 - Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Shih Tzu Mix Puppy for adoption in Staunton, Virginia - Kalua
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Photo 3 - Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Shih Tzu Mix Puppy for adoption in Staunton, Virginia - Kalua
Photo 4 - Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Shih Tzu Mix Puppy for adoption in Staunton, Virginia - Kalua

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Kalua's Info...

I am already neutered, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Kalua's Story...
This litter of puppies, Kaipo, Kimo, Kanani, Kauai and Kalua, were pulled from a kill shelter along with their mom when they were about 3 weeks old. They are the sweetest, most social dogs! They love to play and are just happy-go-lucky little guys! Mom is a Papillon/Sheltie mix and we believe dad was a Shih Tzu. They are about 9 weeks old now and weigh in at about 3 pounds!

Kalua is our special needs little guy out of the bunch...he has "megaesophagus" which means that the muscles in his esophagus do not propel the food downward like they should. We noticed this several weeks ago and got a confirmed diagnosis. The trick with mega is to find out what they can eat - what stays down best for each individual dog. The good thing is - it seems as though Kalua does great with just dry dog food! This is a condition that can go away over time or he may have it forever. Kalua is growing and gaining weight and seems to be doing just fine! If you'd like to know more about Kalua or megaesophagus let us know!

They are all currently in foster care in West TN and will be transported once an adoption is finalized. If you'd like to add one of these awesome puppies to your family, please visit our website at www.goofyfootrescue.org and fill out an online application or download one and email it back to us

Facts about Kalua

  • Breed: Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Goofy Foot Dog Rescue - Staunton, Virginia Chapter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Kalua, a Staunton Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Shih Tzu puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Shih Tzu for sale in Staunton, or seeking a Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Shih Tzu puppy from a breeder in Staunton.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Staunton already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Staunton breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Shih Tzu breeders who help with Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Shih Tzu rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Staunton paves the way for another one to be saved.