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I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
AGE: ~10 years young!
SIZE: ~35 lbs., can lose a couple more
TEMPERAMENT: Pooh Bear is a very adorable, sweet, mellow boy. When he first meets someone, initially he's a little hesitant, but quickly warms up. He is always so excited when his foster mom comes home, and it's so darn cute the way he behaves. He loves attention and likes to watch you and have his head scratched. He doesn't get on furniture, but he does like to chew on clothing, shoes and rugs (all these things have your wonderful scent on them, you know!). Pooh Bear doesn't know how to play with dog toys yet. At night, he will sleep on the bedroom floor, but he prefers to snuggle in bed with you. He's a good sleeper and doesn't move around in the bed, and he's an early riser.
FENCE: A fenced yard is strongly preferred for Pooh Bear's safety. We may consider an adopter without a fence, as long as the adopter will commit to always (for his lifetime) having him on a leash when he's not in a securely fenced area, as required in our adoption contract.
DOGS: Pooh Bear is fine with other dogs, but is not interested in interacting with them. He could go to a home with other easy-going dogs, or will be just as happy having his person's attention fully on him.
CATS: Unsure – no cats in his foster home.
KIDS: Pooh Bear seems to love people of any age! As noted above, he will chew on belongings if they are left about, so for his safety he should be crated when he can't be watched, or doors to children's rooms or toy rooms should be kept closed.
CRATE TRAINED: Yes. Pooh Bear is still discovering all the new things that come with living in a home, so he should be safely crated when he is home alone, or gated in a room where he can't get into anything. He likes to look for goodies in the garbage and Mr. Smartypants will try to open a cupboard door where the garbage is kept. He does not get into anything during the night as long as he is safely confined in the bedroom.
OBEDIENCE TRAINING: Pooh Bear likely did not have formal or informal training prior to coming into rescue. He responds to “no” and “come here”.
LEASH MANNERS: Pooh Bear is a very good walker, and is excited to go for a walk with you! He'll walk right next to you, and does not pull at all.
CAR RIDES: Pooh Bear rides well in a crate in the car.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Pooh Bear likely was not exposed to toys in his life, so mostly he just likes to be a wonderful companion to his person. He will play some chase with another dog for a few minutes.
BARKING: Pooh Bear barks just a couple of barks when his foster mom walks out the front door or into the garage, when she is out of his sight.
HEALTH ISSUES: Pooh Bear is hypothyroid (very common in Shelties) and takes an inexpensive daily medication. His coat and skin were in bad shape when he came into rescue, possibly due to poor nutrition or not have his coat cared for properly, or possibly due to allergy. He takes Benadryl twice daily in case of allergy, and his coat is improving nicely. His medications go right in with his food, and he gobbles them down with no problem.
Pooh Bear is a very easy keeper, and will be a tremendous companion for someone who is looking for a walking partner and loyal friend. He is a mellow, quiet little guy who just wants someone to scratch his head, rub his tummy and just love him!
For more information on our adoption process (which includes an application, references and a home visit prior to meeting dogs) or to see other Shelties available for adoption, please visit our website at www.mnsheltierescue.org, or contact us for the adoption application. Pooh Bear's adoption fee is $150.00, and he is neutered, current on vaccinations, heartworm tested and on heartworm preventative (during heartworm season), had senior blood profile with thyroid test, had a dental with extractions, is microchipped, has been bathed and brushed, etc. All of our dogs are indoor dogs and are not to be left outside unattended (not even in a fenced yard, if the adopter is not at home).
Not ready to adopt, but you still would like to help a Sheltie in need? Sponsor a Sheltie! We gratefully accept donations of any size, and donations to MNSR are tax-deductible since we are a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. Click here for a secure online donation via GiveMN.org: http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Minnesota-Sheltie-Rescue
If you are interested in fostering a Sheltie and have a fenced yard, please email email@example.com. Please note that we are an all-volunteer organization, and we respond to inquiries as quickly as we can.
***The Sheltie's bio explains the type of home that will best meet that Sheltie's needs, and indicates if a fence is required, and whether the Sheltie can be placed with children, dogs or cats. 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.***