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Rescue Group: PAWS NEW ENGLAND
|Breed:||Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Mix||Color:||Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut||Age:||Puppy|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female|
For more information about this dog, please contact his/her adoption coordinator:
Please send inquiries to this email address and not the general info email.
Meet sweet little Ophelia!
Ophelia was brought to PAWS by a concerned family who found her and her sister (Leesel, also listed with PAWS) under a porch. Ophelia is a female sheltland sheepdog/sheltie mix, and she is roughly 9-10 weeks old as of 4/9 and is 8-10 pounds.
She is in a foster home now with her sister Leesel and one other puppy a few weeks older, as well as a cat and a younger son, and is wonderful with them all. She likes to chase the cat and thinks she and the cat are good friends, the cat, not so much. She is working hard on house training, though still has accidents and will need continued house training work in her forever home. She is kennel trained.
She loves milkbones and bacon treats, and is food motivated with her training. She knows the sound of the food treat bag! She is a little snuggler and she and her sister Leesel are a little more shy initially with new people, but warm up quickly!
She is a joy to have in the home and would make an excellent addition to any family.
Ophelia will be ready to travel up to New England after two rounds of vaccines. She is microchipped and heartworm negative, though is still too young to be spayed yet.
Donation: $450.00 (includes $140.00 transport fee paid directly to USDA approved transport company where applicable).
Interested in adopting this fantastic canine? Please visit our website and complete an online application – we respond much quicker to applications than to emails as we receive a voluminous amount of email each day and it’s impossible to respond to all of them in a timely manner even though we try.
An application does not mean you are required to adopt – it just lets us know you are seriously considering this dog for adoption.
QUARANTINE: Paws New England participates and abides by the quarantine rules and regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, RI. In certain instances, a $50.00 quarantine fee will be applicable.
UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, ALL OF OUR DOGS ARE LOCATED OUTSIDE OF RHODE ISLAND BOARDED EITHER PRIVATE FOSTER HOMES OR TRAINING FACILITIES. If a dog is listed as "local", he /she is at one of our foster homes in New England.
We are often asked, "Why would you charge 'so much' for a rescue pet? Why not just place it in a good home?" The answer is because we need adopters who are willing to support ALL rescue pets, not just the dog they adopt. A young, healthy dog might cost us $150-400 in discounted vet care, and many people will want to adopt it; an older dog with health issues can easily cost $500-1500 in veterinary expenses, and it may require months of foster care for rehabilitation yet we can only ask a minimal adoption fee, and it may be a long time until anyone comes forward to adopt him/her. Fees from the younger, more adoptable dogs help offset the cost of caring for the others.