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Poor Shelby was a stray and at a distant overcrowded shelter (hundreds of dogs and low staff) since 9/29/21. She is very friendly with people and dogs. Did great in dog play groups. Volunteers adore her. Shelter was surprised that she had 7 puppies on 11/28/21. Shelter volunteer contacted us and we had to rush to rescue her on 11/29/21. Father is unknown. She is very skinny and needs extra healthy fresh foods to nurse her pups and gain some weight. Shelby is now resting at her hero foster home. More info. to come. Mom and pups won't be available for adoption until mid-Jan 2022. We look forward to seeing what the puppies will look like as they grow. Sadly, the runt puppy did not make it. Pups: 5 males and 1 female. Celestial theme: Polaris, Orion, Perseus, Sirius, Leo, and Ursa(female).

12/4/21 update: All 6 puppies are doing well and growing. Shelby is doing well. She is a good mom. She has a great appetite and looks to be putting on some weight (her bone seem less visible). Shelby is a sweet dog - she is not much of a barker. Shelby is very interested in following her human around. She gets along with foster home's three small dogs. Shelby is a sweetie.

12/14/21 update: Shelby has been doing great, gaining weight and nursing her pups. She has adjusted and has seen the foster home small dogs and ok going to yard together.  Shelby loves following the foster mom around in their home.  Shelby goes to back yard for potty biz and great with her dogs.

1/6/22 Update: The puppies are doing well but getting big and Shelby enjoys spending time away from them. They are eating slurry mix. Shelby is not trying to guard the pups. The puppies have approached the other dogs with Shelby around and she doesn’t mind. She likes spending the day with me and the other dogs in the office. She will occasionally indicate she wants to check on the puppies - she’ll check them and then leave them. She is a very sweet dog and like being around her human - very loyal and smart. Well behaved.  Puppies are 6 weeks old on 1/9/22.  

**Note: Adoption in SF Bay Area Only**

 Foster Needed for Shelby

Hi! I need a temporary foster home while I wait to be adopted. If you can foster me, please read the Fostering Criteria on the Foster Home Network page and fill out an online application!

Details of Shelby

  • Name: Shelby
  • Type: Dog
  • Gender: Female
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois Mix
  • Age: 2 years 1 month
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with Black
  • Size: 58 lbs.
  • House trained: Yes
  • Shots Current: Yes
  • Spayed/Neutered: Pending
  • Special Needs: No
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Host: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Organization: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Date Added: 11/30/21


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