Addie the Spaniel, Shetland Sheepdog Sheltie Mix

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We pulled Addie from Memphis Animal Services after seeing her standing in soaking wet newspaper in a small kennel. Apparently no one could get close to her kennel without her growling. We’re not sure what kind of life this dog had prior to being in the shelter but she was very uncertain about people. Luckily, once sprung, she immediately responded to being handled and loved on.

Addie is a lovely dog who will need someone who can go slow with her, not expect her to greet new people constantly but have a fairly quiet life style. She loves to play outside and uses her doggie door. She is often found snuggling on a dog bed with other foster dogs. If you have experience with rescued pets who have a slightly leary nature when meeting new people, you might be a good candidate for adopting Addie!

Addie is:

  • A small (12#) female dog
  • About 1-2 years old
  • Walks well on leash
  • Up-to-date on shots
  • Heartworm negative
  • Spayed
  • Crate-trained


If you are interested in adopting, have a look at our adoption website, read the online adoption agreement, complete the online adoption application, and submit it.

You may also access a downloadable copy of our adoption application that you can fill out on your computer or by hand (printable adoption application in Microsoft Word 2003 or Acrobat PDF).

If you are unable to adopt at this time, you may sponsor the care of this pet.

We adopt dogs from Memphis Animal Shelter when we can. The shelter has an 83% euthanasia rate, one of the highest in the country. Unfortunately, any dog coming from Memphis Animal Shelter, and most other shelters for that matter, will have been in contact with contagious illness. Even though the dogs have been in foster care and appear to be in good health, they may become stressed when changing environments and exhibit signs and symptoms of illness. If you have other pets, they need to be up to date on vaccines before bringing a shelter dog into your home. We will take the adopted animal back, but we are not responsible for your other animal’s vet care. We always disclose where the dogs have come from. Please ask for any information about the dogs and exercise due caution if you have immunocompromised animals.

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