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Rescue Me ID: 17-02-20-00536Sparky (male)

Shetland Sheepdog Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Sparky is a sweet, adorable puppy who was saved from a high kill shelter in Georgia. This little guy is always smiling! We were so happy to bring him to safety. Sparky is doing great in foster. He gets along with all the other pups and is lovey dovey with people--loves well behaved children! Sparky is a gem and would make a wonderful family dog. He is 6 months and puppies needs lots of time, attention and training. Sparkiy weighs about 25 lbs. If you think Sparky is the right boy for your family, the first thing to do is to copy and paste this link to your web browser to fill out our online application, ... (Read More) Sparky is up to date on shots and neutered, included in his $350 adoption fee. Transport up north is an additional $125. Sparky looks like a pure bred Sheltie but we cannot be certain what his mix is. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $350 Animal Location:

Sweet Adoptables
Fairfield County Westport, CT 06880 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-31-00274Jake (male)

Shetland Sheepdog Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Our Jake has a harrowing story to tell and he has a right to be pretty peeved about it! He is the victim of human abuse, having been kicked in the jaw so hard, he needed surgical repair of his shattered mandible. After enduring a procedure that inserted a metal plate to stabilize his jaw, Jake came to us for R&R, but his jaw wasn't all that needed healing. When Jake arrived over a year ago, his spirit was in tatters. He was very slow to trust and understandably hypersensitive about anyone touching his head or neck, near his incision site. After three months of going slow, and allowing Jake to warm to our touch, he had to endure a second ... (Read More)procedure: sedated X-rays, and then a dental surgery to remove a cracked tooth related to the same injury. Now that several months have passed, and Jake's injury has healed, we suspect that he has some ongoing soft tissue tenderness. He still has some slight sensitivity, and can become snappy when handled by the collar. A Halti or 'no slip' harness is most suitable for him, and he has adapted to it very well. Based on his appearance, Jake appears to be a mix of long haired Miniature Dachshund and Sheltie. He is a tiny boy and weighs just 11 pounds, He has the elongated spine that we see in the Dachshund, and the tricolor Sheltie style fluffy coat. We've had him groomed several times, and he has done surprisingly well with that sort of handling, despite his history, and has also been a fairly good sport during all of his Vet visits. Still, it's best that adopters seek out a seasoned Groomer and Vet used to handling fragile rescue dogs. The ideal home for Jake is undoubtedly a quiet one, with patient adults who understand how to slowly build a lasting bond, and repair trust with a broken rescue dog. Jake is not likely to give a Disney moment at the adoption, but his folks will be rewarded with slow and steady progress, as Jake moves past his trauma. We don't think that he is suitable for a busy family with small children, or a hectic multi-dog home. Jake seems to respond best to peace and quiet. He's gotten to the point here, that he will sleep on the couch, roll over on his back, with exposed belly, but only after things have settled down and the environment is quiet. He could live peacefully with one other small, calm dog, and we think he would be a good companion for a dog savvy cat. Jake has good house manners, and is house trained and crate trained. Adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that will inevitably occur during Jake's transition to a new home. He is in excellent health, and is at an ideal, lean body weight of 11 pounds. He has been neutered, and has been vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitus, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza, coronavirus), and Canine Flu. He has been boostered as needed. He has had the 4dx test: negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. He has been dewormed, and and is on preventatives for Heartworm and Flea/Tick. If you are interested in Jake, please write to or call Denise at 860-908-9738 for more info. Eskies Online is a 501(c)(3) Multibreed rescue group that serves unwanted American Eskimos and other dogs in need. Our group of volunteer foster homes spans the North East, and our adoption territory extends from Maine to eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and parts of northern Maryland. Once an adopter is approved, we arrange transportation. We do not adopt dogs beyond our territory. Please visit our website: for more information about our group and our adoption procedures. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $350 Animal Location:

EOL Multi-Breed Dog Rescue
Windham County Canterbury, CT MAP IT!


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PIease Read Before Adopting a Shetland Sheepdog in Connecticut
    Shetland Sheepdogs can make good pets in Connecticut if they match your IifestyIe. The Shetland Sheepdog is a small bushy dog resembling a miniature Collie. Shelties are curious, intelligent, and eager to please. Shetland Sheepdogs are very pleasant companions. Shelties are excellent with family children but are wary of child or adult strangers. Shelties need to be with their people. The Sheltie will chase cars if not kept on a leash. Shetland Sheepdogs can live in an apartment with plenty of exercise.

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    Shelties are descended from Collies crossed with a now extinct small breed called the Icelandic Yakkin. The Sheltie is the sixth most intelligent dog breed. The first Sheltie recognized by the British Kennel Club was named Badenock Rose. The first AKC registered Sheltie was Lord Scott in 1911.

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Hartford County - Granby, Connecticut 06035
Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital 860-653-7238

Tolland County - Tolland 06084
Kitty Angels 860-875-1808

Hartford County - Newington 06111
Connecticut Humane Society 860-667-8545

Middlesex County - Westbrook 06498
Tait's Every Animal Matters 888-367-8326

New Haven County - New Haven 06506
Greater New Haven Cat Project 203-782-2287

New Haven County - New Haven, CT 06512
The Hope Alliance 203-466-2185

New Haven County - Seymour, CT 06512
Rehab-A-Cat 203-888-2279

New Haven County - New Haven, Connecticut 06515
Rehab-A-Cat 203-787-5532

New Haven County - Hamden, CT 06518
Creature Kindness 203-389-2242

Litchfield County - Torrington 06790
Statewide Veterinary Clinic 888-613-2034

Fairfield County - Danbury, CT 06810
Help for Pets 203-792-1477

Fairfield County - Danbury, CT 06813
The Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Inc. 203-744-3297

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