Meet Beau!

Hi everyone, my name is Beau and I'm three years old. I am a Blue Merle Sheltie, and I have one blue eye and one brown one. I'm an inquisitive and curious little guy who loves to wiggle my tail once I get to know someone. I don't much like playing with toys yet, but I like to run around (especially when you want to catch me!) I've also got an excellent Sheltie spin-move that I like to show off when I'm excited! I like to play with the girl dogs, but the boy dogs get very grumpy with me. Not sure what that's about.

I am also this thing called "deaf." I don't know what my people mean by this, but it seems like they're implying I'm disabled. That's weird. I don't feel disabled. I'm just a dog, right? Anyway, I pay attention to stuff around me pretty well. I just keep my head moving to see if my people are waving and pointing. That's how they tell me stuff. (And their mouths move for some reason like they're chewing things -- but they're not!) It's hard to sneak up on me,though. Most of the time -- even when I'm sleeping -- I can feel you coming up behind me or see you out the peripheral vision of my eyes.

So anyway, I'm a pretty cool doggie. Here's a bit more about me. Maybe we can be friends, right?

About Me

General Color Merle
Current Size 22 pounds. (Don't call me fat! I'm just fluffy!)
Current Age 3 years, 3 months
Microchipped Yes
Neutered/Spayed Yes
Fence Required Yes
Shyness Level 4
Will come when called No. I mean, I can't hear, right?
Will run from you Yes. It's a game!
Will let you catch me Once I get to know you, I will sit down and let you catch me.
Will let you hold and cuddle me I love to be petted and cuddled by people I trust. I will even ask you for it.
Housetrained About 90%. Sometimes I have an accident! (Sorry...)
Obedience Training Needed I've been working really hard at learning what my people mean with their hands. I try to be quiet, sit, wait, and lay down. I'l
Exercise Needs I like to run around the yard like I'm flying!
Grooming Needs High... I'm a Sheltie! I have to be beautiful! And I'm fluffy, remember?
Shedding Amount Moderate
Reaction to New People I'm kind of cautious about new people. I do like to yell at them a bit just so my people know there is someone here. But I get used to them pretty quickly.
Owner Experience Needed I would like to be with someone who has or has had a Sheltie before.
Good with Kids I should not be placed with children under 10 as they may not understand that I can't hear them.
Good with Cats I ignore cats and they ignore me!
Good with Other Dogs I get along well with my foster siblings, but the boys sometimes get grumpy with me. I'm not sure why because I generally treat them pretty well. (They're kind of fun.) But maybe I should go to a home with either no dogs or only female dogs.
Adoption Fee My people want me to tell you that they are asking for a donation of $350. I guess that's to help pay for all the great stuff they've done for me (and other Shelites) with the doctors and everything.

Fill out the online application and let the NSR people know you are interested in me!

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. (For more on NSR's fence policy, see here.)

Adoption Application

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 online application form. 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.

Adoption Contract

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.)