Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Chihuahua (medium coat)
Weight: 12 lbs
Height: 14 in
Estimated Birthdate: 2/5/2018
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Scooter was part of a hoarding case in North Carolina. Carolina Poodle Rescue pulled him from the shelter.
Special Needs: Scooter is neutered and up to date on all vaccines. He had a major dental on 2/24/2021 and lost 9 teeth. Scooter has heartworms and was treated on 3/03/2021. The protocol we use is two-fold. We do a pre-treat people where the dog takes doxycycline (an antibiotic) for at least 30 days. During this time the dog is also on regular heartworm prevention. The drug doxycycline weakens the adult heartworms. We then used a drug called diroban (a generic immiticide) to kill the adult heartworms. The dogs are given 2 injections of diroban 24 hours apart. They are then under strict rest protocols for 5 weeks - mostly cage rest with limited leash walks each day. They go in for a follow-up vet visit after their resting period. Our follow ups are scheduled for the first week of April. Our plan is for Scooter to be able to go to his new home on or about 4/8/2021.
What kind of home would be best for me: Scooter is a shy dog looking for a quiet home. He is not for a first time dog owner. Scooter needs a family experienced with rescue. He needs an owner that is patient and will go slow with him. Scooter is not well suited for a home with children or lots of visitors. He is a quiet boy looking for a quiet life. Scooter would be happy as the only dog or with another confident dog. He is indifferent to cats.
What is my personality like: Scooter arrived in rescue via a hoarding case. We know nothing about his past other than that it involved a lot of dogs. Interestingly, for a dog that has lived his entire life with many dogs, Scooter is fairly indifferent to other dogs. He occasionally plays with his fellow chihuahua buddies, but would rather just mind his own business and sunbathe. Scooter is a dog that needs time to warm up. But once he does, he is an absolute sweetheart.
Scooter is shy but gentle. He is crate trained. He adores fuzzy beds and will burrow in classic chihuahua style. One he knows you, Scooter loves belly rubs and attention from his human. It will take Scooter about a week to fully trust you. Slow and steady wins the race with this boy. Once he gives you his heart, it is yours forever!
How do I act when I first meet new people: Shy
Tips and Tidbits: Scooter's estimated birthday is 2/5/2018. This estimated is based on his overall health and condition.
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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