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Adopt a Senior Sheltie

I found this on www.sheltienation.com  and not only found the story wonderful but I also found this to be a VERY striking sheltie.  Please enjoy.Amanda

Sheltie Nation member Bob has a heartwarming rescue story to share with all of us!
“On November 7th one of my little guys, Lobo, passed over rainbow bridge after a six week illness. It had gotten to the point of where he started to suffer and I just could not do that to him, no matter what my hurt would be. The vet administered the shot and he went to sleep in my arms…just the way it had to be, ya know?
After getting through the major part of the grief, I started looking through the pages of
Petfinder.com
.
So many little guys looking for homes, but you look for the one that really hits your heart. Well, one “um-teenth” page number, I find the photo of “Krystal” …white faced back to the front legs, and light sable from there back…she’s one of the prettiest Shelties I’ve ever seen.
Her story was that the lady who owned her had passed away due to heart problems; leaving Krystal to her vet for adoption. But she was in Tennessee and I’m in Ohio. I called to see if anyone had applied for Krystal, and was told “no, not as of yet” and they forwarded copies of their adoption forms. I filled them out right away and returned them, along with photos of my fenced in backyard and photos of my other three Shelties.
Two days later, I got the word that the vet felt that I was just the right person to take care of Krystal – if I was willing to come to Tennessee. So, on December 20th, after leaving “My Boys” off at my groomer’s for a one night stay, I was off to Johnson City TN, in my Jeep. After a one night stay in Johnson City, I was up early the next morning and found the “Good News Veterninary Hospital” where I met Krystal.
Well the Petfinder photos just didn’t do her justice! The girls there had taken her to the groomer’s the day before and this little girl just melted my heart. After standing before me a minute, I got “doggie smooches” up the cheek and across the nose! Yep, kido, we’re going home. Well, it was a long ride home and Krystal held on real well until the last twenty minutes of the ride, where she stood up on the seat and stared me down, as if to say “I’ve had about enough of this ride!” and so had I.
Upon getting her home, and getting My Boys home, she has just fit right in like she has always been part of the family. She is all cuddles and love, just as she looks. Krystal is 10 years old and I wished that she was a bit younger so I would have more time with her, but I will just be appreciative of whatever time she will be with me, as all my dogs.
Bringing Krystal home to the boys and I, has made this past Christmas one of the most special ones of my life.”

So please folks, don’t be afraid to adopt a Senior Sheltie, they need our love and devotion too![photopress:krystal.jpg,thumb,pp_image]

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4 comments to Adopt a Senior Sheltie

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  • That’s a beautiful Sheltie! I have been deciding whether to purchase one from a breeder or find one at the local shelter. I feel bad purchasing one from the breeders but I feel that I wanna know what I’m gonna get in the future. What do you think?

  • Lisa, DO NOT feel bad about buying a purebred animal from a breeder — as long as the breeder is a serious, responsible breeder. We wouldn’t have Shelties if it weren’t for Sheltie breeders who strive constantly to improve the breed. Of course, don’t buy from pet shops or from so-called “backyard breeders” or “puppy mills” whose only concern is to pump out as many puppies as possible for unreasonable prices, without caring about quality of any sort.

    If buying from a breeder doesn’t work for you (for whatever reason, including cost), then please do consider rescuing a dog, either by adopting one from a rescue group or by saving one from an animal shelter.

    To a large degree, where you start looking will depend heavily on what your motivations and goals are. If you want to show in conformation, then a breeder is your only realistic choice. If you want to show in obedience, rally, herding, or agility (or many other sports), then a rescue or shelter dog might be just the thing. If what you really want is a faithful companion to give you unqualified love, you might find that a rescue/shelter dog will understand the reasons to be grateful to you. And if your goal is to save a life, then going to a breeder will disappoint the breeder (and perhaps you).

    Let us know when you decide what you want to do!

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