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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
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.

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.