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My name is Gatsby!

Border Collie/Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Mix Dog for adoption in COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gatsby
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I'm being cared for by:
CENTRAL OHIO SHELTIE RESCUE, INC.

Facts about Gatsby

  • Breed: Border Collie/Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Gatsby needs your help! He needs a foster! or a forever home! Do you have a fenced yard and a huge heart?

He is a Sheltie /BC mix as best we can tell. He was a stray for about 6 weeks before dog warden finally caught him. Then after four weeks at the shelter they put him on the euthanasia list because no one wanted him. The shelter had him listed as a senior with cataracts....our vet found no cataracts and once we cleared the eye infections away...look at those beautiful eyes!

So rather than kill him they asked if we would take him. So we now need a foster for him. We estimate his age to be around 5-7 years. His bloodwork came back with all normal organ functions but he is low thyroid.
He will need a fenced yard with someone willing to teach him that they won't leave him again! Actually they have told us he does appear to be very well trained for housebreaking. His social skills will need to be honed. He is very sweet and just wants to be with his humans! He does fine with other dogs, cats and given his gentle nature would probably be okay with older children.
Due to being a border collie mix he is about 40-45lbs...
Please apply today at centralohiosheltierescue.com to adopt.

About CENTRAL OHIO SHELTIE RESCUE, INC.

About Our Rescue Group...

Central Ohio Sheltie Rescue, Inc. got its start during the Search and Recovery for a sheltie named Knight during the fall of 2000. Since that time our rescue has successfully attracted a small corps of volunteers who aid the organization in finding foster homes and rehabilitating these animals and educating the public about this breed. COSR can be considered a rescue and a “sanctuary”. We do not euthanize dogs. We have also assisted in the recovery of several dogs. Our Mission is to save lives and to find loving homes for the animals we rescue. COSR has grown for 2 volunteers saving a few dogs to several volunteers saving a number of shelties. In 2000 COSR rescued 2-3 dogs. That number has increased to 30 or 40 a year. Central Ohio Sheltie Rescue, Inc. is a registered non-profit organization that has attained the 501(c) (3) charity status per the IRS code. We are dependent upon donations, fundraisers and adoption fees to finance all of our activities. All funds acquired by the rescue are used solely for the care and rehabilitation of the dogs. Every human involved is a volunteer. No salaries are paid. The most visible job of Central Ohio Sheltie Rescue, Inc. involves taking in shelties, rehabilitating them both medically and behaviorally before finding them a new “forever” home. All COSR dogs live in foster homes prior to adoption. We are very proud of our Seniors for Seniors program which places older dogs with senior citizens at a discounted rate. We also have a forever fosters program for hard to place dogs.

COSR is in need of loving families who would like to foster one of our beloved dogs. Please go to the website to fill out an application to foster. COSR, Inc. also needs volunteers for special events and fundraisers. It’s a great way to meet some of our dogs. Not ready to commit check out our website to see the numerous ways you can help our dogs. Monetary donations are always welcome to help with veterinary bill, food and care of our dogs. The COSR Inc. motto is "Help us Help them". The more help we recieve the more we can do for dogs.

Our Adoption Process...

COSR, INC CHARGES AN ADOPTION FEE. THE FEES RANGE FROM $200.00 TO $300 AND ARE BASED UPON AGE OF THE DOG. ALL DOGS ARE SPAY/NEUTERED, UP TO DATE ON SHOTS AND MICRO CHIPPED. COSR DOES A HOME VISIT IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT BOTH THE DOG AND THE FAMILY ARE THE RIGHT FIT FOR ONE ANOTHER. A CONTRACT BETWEEN COSR AND THE ADOPTIVE FAMILY IS REQUIRED AND REFERENCES ARE ALWAYS CHECKED FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR DOGS AND THE ADOPTEES. WE ARE AN ALL VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION SO PHONE CALLS ARE ANSWERED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE BUT MAY REQUIRE YOUR PATIENCE AS EVERYONE INVOLVED HAS A FULL TIME JOB AS WELL. COSR ADOPTEES BECOME PART OF THE COSR FAMILY. WE LOVE TO KEEP IN CONTACT WITH THOSE WHO ADOPT. THE FOSTER PARENTS LIKE TO HEAR STORIES OF HOW WONDERFUL THE DOGS ARE ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN ADOPTED.