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Squeakers almost didn’t make it. This Lhasa Apso was being starved and weighed only 8 lbs. when he was turned in to a shelter. His hair was matted and he was so weak, he wasn’t even able to walk for 3 days while the shelter tried to get him the nourishment he so badly needed. After several weeks of regular meals and medical care, he was healthy enough to be neutered. Squeakers is now current on all of his vaccinations and back to being a healthier weight of about 16 lbs. (18 lbs. would be ideal weight), but he is protective of his food. He will take treats nicely, but guards his food dish, so he either needs to be left alone while eating or we will provide training to change the behavior in his new home. Squeakers is also house trained and very affectionate to those he trusts. He is cautious of strangers who approach him quickly, but usually goes to them if they ignore him. His estimated birth date is 5/2/2009.
He loves to sit on your lap for petting or just to take a nap while you lounge and watch TV. Squeakers enjoys walks and does okay with other dogs his size, but would do best as an only dog in a home without children. With cats, sometimes he ignores them and sometimes he barks at them, so we wouldn't recommend he be left alone in a home with a cat. He does not like getting bathed, so professional grooming is recommended with a warning that he may nip. Squeakers has had a rough few years and now, as a senior, he is ready for a home life that will show him the love and attention he deserves with an owner who provides structure and leadership. If you are looking for a loyal companion who desperately needs a good home and someone to love him, then Squeakers could be the one for you.
If you would like to meet Squeakers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggested adoption donation: $150.00