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Is this a face to love, or what !! Carson is a handsome little Pekingese boy, about 9 and 1/2 years old.
Carson was brought into rescue from an area shelter. In the noise and fear at the shelter he nipped at a shelter worker, so he could not be adopted from there. We have found that Carson is blind in his left eye from an untreated ulcer (most likely). If approached from his blind side in unfamiliar surroundings he may have attempted to protect himself. Since he came to rescue he has made no attempt to nip anyone.
Carson has been neutered for many years. He has had all his vaccinations and has been checked for heartworm (which was negative). He is currently receiving drops in his blind eye to relieve irritation. He doesn't mind this treatment at all and the drops are very inexpensive. On March 18th, 2009 the folds under his eyes were surgically reduced to cut down on irritation to his eyes.
Carson is social enough with the other dogs and cats in rescue. He can be cranky if he thinks they are thinking about crawling into bed with him - he sleeps alone .... unless it's his idea. He will crawl in with Vinnie on occasion. He is just fine with the cats. He is fairly cautious around new people. He seems to identify with our bashful boy, Vinnie. Carson is house trained and uses the doggie door faithfully. However, he has been known to mark when new dogs are coming in to rescue. Carson is leash trained and loves to go walking with you. He is frightened of thunderstorms, something we had not noticed until this spring. He loves to be held, loved and talked to. You will notice that Carson has a new summer haircut - which he likes alot.
K9HAVEN Rescue requires an adoption application, references and a home visit prior to adoption. Rescue requires a fenced yard (no underground fencing, please), and an adoption contract. We prefer a home without young children due to the blindness in his one eye. Carson's adoption fee is $75. K9HAVEN Rescue is a 501(c)3 rescue, and Carson's adoption fee is tax deductible.
If you can't adopt at this time, maybe you would like to sponsor Carson during his stay in rescue. On PetFinder, please click on the "Sponsor" tab at the top of the page.