AGE: 8 years
SIZE: I weigh 38 lbs. currently and need to lose about 15 more lbs. to be at a healthy weight of 23 lbs. I am about 16 inches tall
TEMPERAMENT: I am a very happy boy. So far nothing has really scared me. I like attention and will go up to people to get petted. I tend to want to be in the same room with the people here. When all is quiet or at night I sleep on my big pillow.
FENCE: A secure full physical fence (vinyl, wood or chain link) with locked gates and with direct access from the house is strongly preferred. We may consider a home without a fence if the adopter will commit to 100% leash use with Cody for his lifetime anytime he is not in a securely fenced area. This requirement is in the adoption contract. All MNSR dogs are indoor dogs and should not be left outside unattended (not even in a fenced yard), if the adopter is not at home.
DOGS: I have four foster brothers and sisters and I like them all and any that come and visit! When a new Border Collie pal came over for a visit, we were soon chasing and playing together.
CATS: Unknown. There are no cats in my foster home.
KIDS: Unknown. There are no kids in my foster home. I reportedly did well with older children (age 10+) previously. I should go to an adult home or a home with older respectful children.
CRATE-TRAINED: I ride quietly in my crate in the car for my safety. At home I have free range of the house with no problems.
OBEDIENCE TRAINING: I seem to have some house manners but haven’t had any formal obedience training. I know the word no means I should stop what I am doing.
BARKING: I bark when everyone gets excited playing or when we are playing catch or fetch. Otherwise I am quiet (for a Sheltie).
LEASH MANNERS: I walk very nicely on-leash.
CAR RIDES: I like to go in the car & ride nicely in my crate for my safety.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Because of my excess weight, I can’t run very fast right now, but I love to go outside and chase and run with the others. I love to play catch with a ball or toy or fetch. I like to scout around in the yard. I am very adaptable to the situation. I look forward to being able to be more active as I get to a healthier weight!
HEALTH ISSUES: I had a dental while in foster care. My adopter will need to continue with my weight loss and healthy weight program by feeding measured, scheduled meals, limiting treats, and providing me with daily exercise.
Foster mom thinks I’m a jewel! I’m so easy to take care of and such a good boy. I think I would really enjoy having a canine playmate in my forever home, or an adopter who has lots of time to play with me and give me lots of love and affection.
Cody's adoption fee is $250.00, and he is neutered, current on vaccinations, heartworm tested and on heartworm preventative (during heartworm season), had a dental, is microchipped, has been bathed and brushed, etc.
Please read our Adoption Guidelines prior to calling or emailing us, as this may answer your questions.
***The Sheltie's bio explains the type of home that will best meet that Sheltie's needs. Please note that we cannot guarantee the availability of the Shelties in our program, and that our priority is to meet the needs of the Shelties in our care. We focus on local adoptions to families near Minneapolis, MN or Fargo, ND, as this is where our volunteers are located, and a home visit to your home is part of the approval process. We encourage everyone outside of these areas to look for a local shelter or rescue group from which to adopt:
. Please keep in mind that if you apply to adopt a Sheltie and your application is approved, you will be asked to travel to the foster home(s) to meet the dog(s) prior to an adoption.***
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