Turtle first came into rescue in 2017. She came to us when her owner passed away. She had been housed outside 24/7 and used as a breeding dog. She had been severely neglected. After getting her groomed, healthy and spayed she was adopted into a wonderful and loving home. Unfortunately, after only one year in her new home, her owner passed away.
Turtle came back to us. She needed to lose some weight and go through some rehabilitation (her heart was truly broken at the loss of her family.) Now Turtle is ready to find her FOREVER home.
Turtle is a typical sheltie. She is incredibly loving and cuddly. She enjoys playing with the other shelties in her foster home, snuggling up on the couch with her foster parents, playing with balls in the back yard and going for walks. Turtle is very loyal and loving with her family, but she is cautious of human strangers. Turtle has gotten along well with all other dogs she has met. She prefers to play with other female dogs. She prefers female humans over males. She would probably be fine with cats, but has not yet been evaluated with them. Turtle is overwhelmed by children and tends to hide when they are around.
Turtle is completely house trained and can be trusted loose. She is also crate trained. As a sheltie, Turtle does love to bark, but she really only uses her voice when she plays and when itís meal or treat time.
Turtle is a flight risk. The first four years of her life she experienced very little outside of her pen, and thus she is still getting to know the world around her.
The perfect home for Turtle would be one that is moderately active (to take her on daily walks for 1-3 miles), will have her groomed at least four times a year (she has a thick coat), and will be patient and gentle with her at all times. Turtle loves to play and explore, and is very sweet, gentle and cautious. She loves to play with toys and other dogs! Above all else, Turtle desperately wants her own human to bond closely with.
Turtle requires a home: