2004 – 3/10/2017
Shelby died peacefully in my arms yesterday, with the help of her hospice vet.
We were privileged to share our lives with her for almost 8.5 years. She was going to be 13.5 years old next month–a very long life for a shepherd. Of all our GSRNE shepherds (Saber, Abby, and Sammy), Shelby was the most centered and calm.
I can still remember our first hour with her, how strong she was when we took her for a walk after taking her out of the quarantine cage. I thought she might be too strong for me, but she was so gentle, too. On Thursday it was clear it was the end; she could lift her head to greet us, but not so much the rest of her. We still miss Abby after a decade; we will miss Shelby always.
Adopted: June 14, 2009
5 years old spayed female, blk/tan and an owner surrender to a shelter. Owner was very sick and could no longer care for her. Shelby was scheduled for PTS without given any chance to show them what she is about, shelter called us and we took this sweet shy girl.