Ruff Ruff! My name is Golly
found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
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|Breed:||Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Beagle Mix||Color:||Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)||Age:||Puppy|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||784|
Golly Gee! It's sure nice to meet you!
I know you can tell by looking at me that I'm not all beagle. That's okay though foster mom says I'm a keeper cause I've got many great Beagle/ Shetland Sheepdog qualities. (aka Sheltie) I was in a high kill shelter when BREW took me in. I was really scared and unsure of what was happening to me. Once I got to my foster home it wasn't long before I began to run the show. Yes, it's true I do herd my foster siblings when we are out in the yard playing! Boy do I love to play! Sometimes I'm so busy having fun in the yard, I forget that is where I'm suppose to do my "business". Oops! I just love to be outside even in this really cold weather.
When I'm not playing I do enjoy cuddling with my foster mom on the couch. I like to curl up like cat in her lap. Once I'm done with that it's back to playtime! I'll toss the rope toy in the air and shake it around. Then it's time for a game of keep away! Fun Fun Fun! I'm doing okay with my crate training. No, I haven't had any accidents in the crate but I don't really like to be in there. It take me a couple minutes to settle down. I am still very much a puppy and learning not to use my mouth when I play with humans. Did I mention I have spring in my rear legs? Yes, I can bounce straight up in the air! YIPPEE
I've already learned the sit and come commands! I am really smart and want to please you. I am a bit shy with stranger's in the beginning but once I get to know you, I'll be yours forever! Foster mom asked the Sheltie Rescue people what potential families should know about me, I don't have many beagle traits. Please read the below information if you might be interested in making a permanent member of your household! I can't wait to find my forever home!
· Herding traits. Inherited characteristics such as circling, nipping at heels, and chasing moving objects are basic parts of their personality. Shelties will herd children, cats, and bunnies, and chase squirrels, bicycles, skate boarders, cars and joggers. This is why a fenced yard, leash, and training are so important for the dog's safety. Even well trained dogs die under the wheels of cars...and it only takes a single time of your guard being down or the dog being too tempted to do as you ask.
· Barking. Shelties don't bark at everything....just most things. Good farm dogs are wary of strangers and announce any strange or unknown object or noise. Your sheltie will warn you if the UPS or Postal employee arrives, if someone walks into your yard, if a car goes down your street, or if something is 'not right' in his opinion. You can work with the sheltie to manage his barking, but you will never completely stop it. If a dog that barks will bother you, the sheltie may not be the right breed for you.
· Hair and shedding. The sheltie is a double coated, longhaired breed. The coat is necessary to keep them warm and dry when working in all types of weather. People who know and love the breed consider it a "wash and wear" coat but that doesn't mean the sheltie will not require routine grooming, especially during the times of the year when it sheds it's coat. In general you should be prepared to provide a good brushing at least once a week, a bath every 4-8 weeks and provide flea control for at least 9 months of the year.
· Wariness of unfamiliar people. A sheltie will be very affectionate and loving with its human companion or family, but may be wary or shy of strangers. This is especially true if the sheltie has not been appropriately socialized during its young, formative first year. If you are looking for a dog that will run and greet everyone who comes to visit you, this breed may not be the best choice for you. Remember this if you plan on hiring someone to care for the sheltie while you travel or work extra hours.