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Mikey

Shih Tzu

 
Small  |  Male

Benton, LA

 

FOR ADOPTION! (SPECIAL-NEEDS) Note: If you are looking for the perfect dog, we won’t have what you are looking for. For the perfect dog, please visit your nearest department store kid section where stuffed animals are sold.
(For more pics, visit nr2r.petfinder.com or www.RoadtoRescueLA.org)
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:
E-mail roadtorescue@bellsouth.net for an adoption application. PLEASE read profile thoroughly BEFORE requesting an application.
Mikey (male) special-needs
Intake date: 8/29/16
Shih Tzu
7 years old
10.14 pounds
Adoption fee: $170, which includes microchip and enrollment fee
Good with other dogs: yes
Cats: yes
Vetting: altered (spayed/neutered), UTD on shots, heartworm negative, fecal negative, dental performed, Nexgard (for fleas and ticks)
Health issues: 1. flea allergy (will lose hair if not protected from fleas) 2. dry eyes (Mikey has chronic dry eye... which has gone untreated probably his entire life, causing partial blindness. He must have at artificial tears AT LEAST twice a day, if not more, to keep his eyes moist to avoid further damage. He will need this the rest of his life. He takes them eye medicine easily.)
Temperament: Sweet, happy, can be playful or lap dog
Intake reason: Mikey came to us with Prince (his father)... when their owner passed away. Their owner got Mikey from a breeder as a puppy in 2009. Thereafter, the breeder asked if she wanted Mikey’s father, Prince, and she then took him in. Mikey came to us with fleas and missing hair. Now that the fleas are gone, his hair is growing back. The vet noticed quickly that he had trouble seeing and diagnosed him with untreated dry eyes. Chronic dry eyes, if left untreated, will cause blindness due to the film that builds up over the eye. It’s similar to wearing extremely dark sunglasses. Mikey is partially blind, but he can see up close. We treat him with artificial tears several times a day and we actually think he knows they make his eyes feel better because he allows us to medicate him without incident. Artificial tears are inexpensive and you can buy them at any department store. He’s a sweet little dog and we all adore him and want to make sure he goes to a home where his needs will be addressed for the rest of his life. We welcome adopters who have had experience with a dog with dry eyes because they will understand the importance of treating him and keeping his eyes moist. Contact your vet before applying if you have any concerns or questions about living with a pet with chronic dry eyes.
**IMPORTANT NOTES**
*All of our adoptable dogs are small, and they are never to be left outside alone, ever! We only rehome our dogs to adopters that plan to have them as inside dogs and part of the family! We do allow adopters with doggie doors, provided there is SECURE fencing. There is no exception to this rule!
*NO SMALL CHILDREN!! As with almost all the dogs at NR2R, young children or a very active household is not recommended. Many of our dogs come to us BECAUSE of small children, thus we do not rehome our dogs to homes with babies or young children. Even if the children are older, it would depend on the child AND the parent or parents.
*We do not guarantee that any of our adoptable dogs are housetrained. While most should be easily trained, keep in mind that they live in a rescue where they have access to the outdoors all day and are inside at night. Even if they were surrendered to us as housetrained, it doesn’t mean they will automatically be housetrained in your home. Housetraining them should be easy in the right home with time, patience, and consistency.
*We do not guarantee the age, health or temperament of any of the dogs we rehome. Many of the dogs we take in come from animal control and rarely do we have histories and even when we do, many times the histories are inaccurate.
*Only adopters with a responsible dog ownership history and excellent vet reference need apply. If you bring this pet into your heart and home, you will receive in return many years of love, companionship, and loyalty. That’s our guarantee.
Other notes: This pet is available for adoption through Ninna’s Road to Rescue, Benton, La. We are 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to rescue small-breed dogs and a handful of cats and to re-home them into RESPONSIBLE and CARING forever homes. To apply to be approved to adopt, please e-mail roadtorescue@bellsouth.net for an adoption application.
Time may be of the essence if you are looking to adopt a specific animal. We do not reserve animals, unless and until we have approved your application, provided the animal is still available at the time we receive your application. The first APPROVED application we receive will be considered. We are NOT a first come, first serve rescue!! We adopt our rescues out to the RIGHT home, not just A home. Only responsible pet owners need apply.
Applying to adopt does NOT commit you to the adoption until you’ve met the pet (unless you already have).
www.RoadtoRescueLA.org

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