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My name is Fergus!

Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Dog for adoption in Charlottesville, Virginia - Fergus
Photo 1 - Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Dog for adoption in Charlottesville, Virginia - Fergus
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Photo 3 - Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Dog for adoption in Charlottesville, Virginia - Fergus
Photo 4 - Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Dog for adoption in Charlottesville, Virginia - Fergus

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Fergus's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Fergus's Story...
Do you enjoy teaching your dogs new things like tricks and manners? Do you love to have fun with your dogs? Do you enjoy activities with your dogs, like long walks, dog sports, going places? Fergus enjoys all those things, too, and he's looking for an active home where he can shine and participate in everything. He's not one of those cutesy little Shelties, though. He's a big boy, a fast runner, a smart learner, and a really, really good cuddler. He loves to have his human(s) where he can see and even touch them. He also needs the companionship of another playful, well-adjusted dog about his size.

Among Fergus's other "likes" are playing fetch, going places, riding in the car, meeting people, and investigating interesting toys and chewies. Antlers are his favorite, and the toys had better be tough ones or they won't last long. Although he came in to us clumsy and very overweight, he has lost all his extra pounds, and he's at the right weight for him. He has also regained his agility and speed. Fergus will always be a big Sheltie, and keeping him at his ideal weight is important. That's why a large fenced yard is essential for him, along with at least one canine buddy. He needs to run full out many times a day, which is where the "fetch" comes in. He would also be a good student for classes in obedience, tricks, and beginning dog sports.

Fergus is looking for a home with someone around most of the time, one or two other playful dogs his size, and (sorry!) no children. Why no children? Fergus will steal their toys, socks, and shoes and protest strongly if they try to retrieve them. Fergus's housetraining is very reliable, and he is content in a crate for a few hours, particularly if he has his stuffed Kong. He's up to date on all his vaccines and tests and is in the prime of health.

This handsome fellow is lots of fun, a really nice boy who will make sure that you have fun, too.

Fergus is ... almost 2 years old, 18 inches tall, and weighs 30 pounds. His adoption fee is $350.
BEFORE you ask about Fergus, please read "How to Adopt" on our website: NVSR.org. It will answer your questions about our process and expectations.

Facts about Fergus

  • Breed: Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Fergus, a Charlottesville Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog for sale in Charlottesville, or seeking a Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog dog from a breeder in Charlottesville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville 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 breeders who help with Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Charlottesville paves the way for another one to be saved.