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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 4 - Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Dog for adoption in Charlottesville, Virginia - Fergus
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I'm being cared for by:
Northern Virginia Sheltie Rescue

Facts about Fergus

  • Breed: Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
This fine young fellow with the noble Scottish name is a fun-loving guy who seeks the company of fun-loving people and dogs. Fergus is a big, friendly boy who is always a "hit" at our events (here he is at a recent event), going up to meet every human and dog in sight. He loves balls and is great at "fetch." He also loves tough toys - those are the ones he treasures. He's always ready for a good tug o' war, too. Fergus knows several tricks he loves to demonstrate. "Shake" (either paw!) is a favorite, and he's working on "high five." It may sound like he's full of energy, but he also knows how to relax, and he's really good at it. He's affectionate and cuddly, looking for a lap to sit in, especially if that lap is down on the floor.

"Fergie" came to us from a family where he was the only dog, and that didn't work well for him. He needs a home with one or two other playful dogs about his age and size. In his foster home, he is always where the dogs and people are.

Fergus is a few pounds overweight, needing to lose about four more pounds. Long walks and fast runs in a large fenced yard are important for him. This is where the ball-playing comes in! Because he's smart and attentive, Fergus would shine in an obedience class, and he loves to practice his skills.

An active home with someone around most of the time is ideal for Fergus, but no children or cats. His housetraining is absolutely reliable, and he goes into his crate willingly. He's also a quiet car traveler. Fergus is a really nice youngster who needs just a little polishing and some weight loss. Along the way, he'll make sure you have a lot of fun, too. Look at that cute smile!

Fergus is ... 20 months old, 18 inches tall, and weighs 33 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.

About Northern Virginia Sheltie Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Northern Virginia Sheltie Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3), all volunteer organization established to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome Shelties. Most of these Shelties have been relinquished to NVSR by owners unable to keep them. Others are found in shelters because they are strays or have been abandoned. All our Shelties are fostered in NVSR volunteers' homes (we do not have a shelter), and any medical needs are addressed promptly and fully, including spay or neuter. They are then eligible to be adopted to carefully chosen homes, where they will be loved, well cared for, and protected. For the remainder of the adopted dogs' lives, NVSR stays in touch with the adoptive families. NVSR is a non-profit organization funded solely by donations.

Our Adoption Process...

Potential adopters need to complete an adoption application which is available on our website at http://www.nvsr.org or can be obtained by calling our phone number. The application is essential for NVSR to find the right Sheltie for a particular family and lifestyle. After the initial application is completed and reviewed, and a home visit is completed, NVSR will contact the potential adopter about Shelties that might be currently available which fit their profile.