Hi, my name is Lexie. I am four years old. I was a breeder dog for a while but I am now retiring from that life to become a house pet! I heard some of my doggie friends talk about how wonderful it can be. I guess because there is petting in the house, right?
Anyway, I am very excited for this next chapter of my life. Please forgive me if I do not look excited though. I am very shy and a bit scared of humans that I don’t know well. It took me a while to get used to being around people so much. I like to have time to myself and warm up to people at my own pace.
But I really do love my foster mother and my foster dog sisters. They have been so nice to me! They wished me a nice Happy Birthday (I don’t know what that is, but we had fun), and they even took me on a nice trip! They say I "travel well." I think that means I settled down nicely in the car and I didn’t get car sick.
I like the vet and all, but there is a lot going on there that scares me. So many noises that are new and strange. I like to snuggle while watching TV. I like to explore the yard.
So I’m getting used to this people thing more and getting petting in a house as a house pet. (That does sound kind of weird, doesn’t it?) They tell me that I won’t always be with my foster mother and my foster dog sisters. I guess they’re going to find me an even better place to stay! I can’t believe that there could be more people that would be fun and nice and do house petting, but they say that someone will really want me bad! That's neat.
Wait… is that you maybe? Can we meet sometime? I’ll try to not be shy and nervous with you. (I’ve been practicing!)
|Current Size||21 pounds|
|Current Age||4 years|
|Shyness Level (1-10)||8|
|Will come when called||No|
|Will run from you||Yes|
|Will let you catch me||Eventually if I am in a fenced area, but if I am not in a fenced area I would be gone!|
|Will let you hold and cuddle me||Yes, I do like cuddling, but it’s kind of new to me.|
|Housetrained||Yes, but please excuse me if I have a few accidents in a new environment.|
|Obedience Training Needed||I will benefit from basic obedience training to bond with my new family.|
|Exercise Needs||Mild: I like to explore the yard. Someday I will probably like to go for walks, but right now I’m not sure what those are.|
|Owner Experience Needed||I would like to be with someone who has or has had a Sheltie before.|
|Reaction to New People||I run away|
|Good with Kids||Can't tell you. Not sure if I've ever been around a "kid".|
|Good with Cats||Cats are boring. I ignore them.|
|Good with Other Dogs||Yes, other dogs are great!|
|Adoption Fee||My people say that they are asking for a donation of $450 to take me home. That helps to pay for all the veterinary expenses that these NSR people are doing for me.|
So if you would like a house pet to pet in the house, have a great fenced yard I can run around in, and would like to snuggle while watching TV or something, I would like to meet you. Fill out their application form so the NSR people can have us get together to meet!
Please note that Nebraska Sheltie Rescue requires that a placement home has a completely fenced yard in order to be considered. There are too many horrible stories about dogs getting out and having bad things happen.
If you are interested in adopting one of our Shelties—either an available one or one that may come in the future—please fill out our application form and send it to us. (Applications will be available to do directly on this site in the future.) If you are interested in a particular dog, there is a place to enter the doggie's name. If you are interested in being considered for any of our dogs—either ones we don't have yet or because one you are interested in is no longer available—fill out an application anyway. We will try to let you know when new dogs that match your interest become available.
When people adopt a dog from Nebraska Sheltie Rescue, they are asked to sign our adoption contract. This is so we can feel comfortable that our dogs will be going to good homes, be safe, and treated well.
Even if you are not ready to adopt a dog yet, you can view this contract to find out and decide if this is something you are willing to do. (To be honest, if you really care about doggies, none of this will come as a surprise.)