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My name is Katie!

Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Dog for adoption in Charlottesville, Virginia - Katie
Photo 1 - Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Dog for adoption in Charlottesville, Virginia - Katie
Photo 2 - Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Dog for adoption in Charlottesville, Virginia - Katie

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Katie's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Katie's Story...
Does this beautiful Sheltie look familiar? Katie was returned to NVSR -- through no fault of her own. After that experience, Katie is blossoming into a very happy girl! She absolutely loves having a confident dog companion to share her home with, and she needs that buddy. She is reliably housetrained and such an easy dog to live with. She is quiet compared to her step-sister Shelties, but she will join in and bark when she sees a squirrel or the UPS truck next door. We've even seen her play with a Sheltie step-sister twice in the past two weeks! She is learning that she can express herself safely. Katie is a flight risk, due to being very shy, so a fenced yard is a must.

Katie will do best in a quiet home with someone dedicated to helping her understand that the world is not so scary after all. A family with young children is not a good home for her - too much activity and noise. She is an excellent walking companion, and in the evening she enjoys relaxing at the feet of her foster parents, although recently she has taken the liberty of jumping on the sofa to be next to her foster mom. (Don't worry, we are not encouraging that. But if it's okay with her adopter, she will be happy to accommodate once she settles into her new home!) Katie is perfectly behaved around smaller dogs, comfortable around very large dogs, and ignores cats. She is looking for her forever home that will love and appreciate her.

Katie is ... 15 inches tall, 29 pounds, and 8 years old. Her adoption fee is $250. Before you inquire about Katie, please read ALL the "How to Adopt" page on our website: www.nvsr.org. It will answer most of your questions.

Facts about Katie

  • Breed: Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2013-033

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Katie, a Charlottesville Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog for sale in Charlottesville, or seeking a Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog dog from a breeder in Charlottesville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Charlottesville already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Charlottesville breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog breeders who help with Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Charlottesville paves the way for another one to be saved.