So, my husband and I are in the very early stages of considering the possibility to getting another Sheltie. We want a companion pet (vs. show) adult or a much older puppy. When we got Ellie almost 10 years ago, she was $800 as a pet. It looks like the range is now $1,500 up to $2,500 in Texas! Holy Smokes! I about had a heart attack! There is no WAY we can pay that! As we all know, buying the dog is just the first time you pay out, as we all know, then there is spay or neuter, food, health care, etc. Shetlie rescues in the state (or even in neighboring OK) don't have a good match for us. Feeling defeated before I even get started!