Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Shih Tzu (long coat)
Weight: 8.30 lbs
Height: 9 in
Estimated Birthdate: 7/10/2013
Fence Needed: No, but needs leash work.
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Date into rescue: 3/29/2018
Reason for being in rescue? Owner release/ health of owner.
Special Needs? This dog is lightly heartworm positive (HW+). She will be sent home with a one year supply of heartworm medication. She is being treated with a method called the slow kill treatment. She takes a monthly Ivermectin based heartworm preventative and needs to be re-tested for heartworms every 6 months. Once she tests negative, then she can take any kind of heartworm preventative; she is not restricted to Ivermectin based only. Starting on April 1, Tip also started a one month's protocol of doxycycline and prednisone to assist with her heartworm protocol. Tiffany has 3/6 heart murmur and is on pimobenden 1.25 (1/2 pill twice per day). Her heart murmur may be related to heartworm disease. Using 1-800-petmeds, Tip's long term heart medication costs approximately $45 for a 25 day supply. Please check with your veterenarian about Tip's medical problems before applying to adopt. We want you to have a firm understanding of what she needs to thrive.
What kind of home would be best for me? We are seeking a quiet home with an experienced dog owner and someone who is home more than they're away. Tip needs a happy, confident dog friend in her home to help her learn what life is all about in a home.
What is my personality like? Tiffany came from a home with many other dogs. She has not been socialized through out her life. She is painfully shy and needs a special person to bring her out of her shell. She does not know what toys, leashes, and basic commands are. Tiffany is going to have to learn how to be a dog and how to do normal doggy things. She gets along great with dogs, they actually make her a little more comfortable. This girl has great potential, she just needs someone to straighten out her edges!
How do I act when I meet new people? Shy
Tips and Tidbits:
House trained? Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.
Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.
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