Sully went over the Rainbow Bridge on Friday, 2/22/2019.
This was difficult to write because Sully had many issues, mostly psychological that caused him so many problems. We went to obediance school which he excelled, but we could never put him in the same room with the other dogs because he would be aggressive. We spent many hours with a behaviorist which resulted in life long medication, but never got him past his fear of people or other dogs. George and I accepted his quirks and loved him anyway. He would let me handle him, but was less acceptable of George. I miss him so very very much.
Sully joined our family when we offered to foster him. On my birthday I requested Sully to become my birthday gift and he became a permanent member of our household. He was a gorgeous blue merle who had come to rescue from a broken home. He was strong willed and opinionated and we definitely had issues. He eventually worked his way through some but others stayed with him throughout his life. Since raised voices would really upset Sully, family spats had to be kept to a minimum. We had to learn to compromise. He loved taking trips and took over the front passenger seat riding shotgun. Many times “Mom” rode in the back seat joining the two Yorkies who completed our family. It would be rare if we were not stopped by others to remark on how handsome he was. We loved him and miss him. Run, play and make lots of friends at the bridge.
Hello! My name is Sully. At four years old, I'm a very handsome blue merle Sheltie. I'm a great guy, outgoing, and walk nicely on a leash. I currently live with a 17 year old dog that I look after since he is disabled.
So with all my great qualities, why is my family choosing to give me up? Because they love me so much, they want me to have a more fulfilling life than they can currently give me. You see, the kids have all grown and are on their own and my mom is now gone over 13 hours a day working. I'm alone a lot and bored. My family is so sad, but they trust the Sheltie folks to find me the perfect family!
Since I'm a Sheltie and supposed to be a working dog, I just have too much energy to sit home all day. I need some excitement and adventure! I'm very smart and learn quickly, so maybe together we can learn agility or even sheepherding!
I look forward to meeting you!
* We do not permit adoptions of shelties as gifts. If you would like to give one as a gift you can contact us for advice on how to handle the situation.
Please note that we do NOT adopt to homes with children under the age of 10. Herding dogs, especially shelties, tend to chase whatever/whoever is running & they often will nip at the back of legs in their attempt to gather everyone into a neat, manageable area.
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