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DOLLY - Shetland Sheepdog Sheltie (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Wamego, KS, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-28349
Times Ad Viewed: 260 times
Date Listed: 02/13/2016
Date Expires: 24 days from now

verified Rescue Information

Organization Name: Sheltie Shack Rescue of Kansas, Inc.
Location: Wamego, KS
USA
USA


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Breed: Mutt
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

DOLLY

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with White
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 02/13/2016
Location: Wamego, KS 66547
USA
USA
Tags: Mutt Dog For Adoption in Wamego, KS, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Medium
Grooming Needs Moderate
Likes to Vocalize Some
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Energy Level Low
Activity Level Slightly Active
Exercise Needs Low
Fence Required Any Type
Other
  • Yard Required
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations
  • Ongoing Medical Care Needed

Posted Breed: Shetland Sheepdog Sheltie (medium coat). See DOLLY's HomepageGo to our official websiteYou can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. UPDATE: After a multitude of diagnostic tests at Kansas State Veterinary Hospital, it was confirmed that Dolly has Cushings disease to which she had not been treated in her former home. Today (1-12-15) we started the necessary medication (Trilostane) to help correct her symptoms. While we have incurred over $thousands$ in medical expenses thus far, Dolly will remain in the diagnostic level for several months that will require several more Blood Tests as well as ACTH stimulation Tests to determine any necessary adjustments to the dosage of her medication. Each future blood panel will be about $70 and each ACTH panel will be almost $200. She is also struggling with kidney and liver disease and getting her to eat has been a huge issue. Sheltie Shack Rescue has never turned away an old or sick dog due to their potential adoption status OR cost of medical care; however, in order to continue our efforts we soley depend on the generosity of donors to help cover these extreme expenses. If you can find a way to help support our Dolly's ongoing medical needs, to include her monthly medicine expense of approximately $100 we would be so very appreciative. Many SMALL donations can add up to help immensely, so do not feel like the $5-$10-$20 donations are not worthwhile or appreciated, THEY ARE and since we are a 501(c)3 charitable organization, your donations are also tax deductible. DOLLY CONTINUES TO BE AN ONGOING PATIENT AT KSU VET HOSPITAL AND WITH ONGOING MEDICAL NEEDS; THEREFORE, WE HAVE DECIDED SHE WILL REMAIN A MEMBER OF THE SHELTIE SHACK FUR-FAMILY AS OUR SENIOR SACTUARY QUEEN. THANK YOU from DOLLY and SSR ! ________________________________________________________________________ Meet the newest member of the Sheltie Shack Rescue Foster Family. Sadly, I'm certain that Dolly feels like the rug has been pulled out from under her again. Unable to be cared for any longer by her former owner (having only been adopted 3 years ago after being found as a stray and not reclaimed) she ends up looking for a forever home again. At 11+ years of age, Dolly has struggled with some obvious (hair loss) medical issues that have and will continue to be addressed. If after that time, a loving, quieter sanctuary home can be found for her....we all will be grateful, mostly sweet little Dolly. _____________________________________________________ BEFORE INQUIRING ABOUT ADOPTING ONE OF OUR AVAILABLE PETS or TAKING THE TIME TO FILL OUT OUR QUITE DETAILED APPLICATION, PLEASE REVIEW THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OUR ADOPTION INFO LINK TO ENSURE THAT YOU WILL MEET THE NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS TO ADOPT ONE OF OUR PETS. THANK YOU. ************** SSR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY APPLICATION. ************** SSR is a 501(c)(3) Organization and all donations are completely tax deductible.

A.K.A. : A mongrel, mixed-breed dog
Overview: A mongrel, mutt, or mixed-breed dog, is a dog that is not the result of breeding within an existing breed or to modify or create a breed and belongs to no breed. In the United States, the term "mixed-breed" is a favored synonym over "mongrel" among many who wish to avoid negative connotations associated with the latter term. The implication that such dogs must be a mix of defined breeds may stem from an inverted understanding of the origins of dog breeds. Pure breeds have been, for the most part, artificially created from random-bred populations by human selective breeding with the purpose of enhancing desired physical, behavioral, or temperamental characteristics. Dogs that are not purebred are not necessarily a mix of such defined breeds. Therefore, among experts and fans of such dogs, "Mongrel" is still the preferred term.
Breed Group: Unspecified
Country of Origin: Unknown

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