Our Available Dogs

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If you see a dog listed as "available," that means we are accepting applications for that dog. 

Starting June 5, 2020, Naked Kisses Dog Rescue will be the primary contact on all microchips, and the adopter will be secondary. If you are interested in one of our available dogs, please understand this prior to applying.

Antony - Available

Breed

Age

Gender

Chinese Crested

11 years

Male

Adoption Fee

$300

Fostered in

Bradenton, FL

- Blind, hesitant of new surroundings

- Ignores dogs/cats, extremely submissive and sensitive to other dogs

- Extreme couch potato

- May have Masticatory Muscle Myositis, an autoimmune disease

- 12lbs

Antony was an owner surrender with Caesar, but they are not bonded and do not have to be placed together. They actually don't care about one another.  When they arrived to our rescue, they were extremely dirty, matted, stinky, skeleton-like, and had nails incredibly overgrown. 

 

Antony is doing great, but he’s a special fellow who will need a special adopter. He’s very gentle and kind, but he’s quiet and content to adorn the blankets and pillows of the couch. We have seen loads of progress in him since he came when he seemed very shut down. He is almost completely blind, which had him very lost in the beginning. He is learning his way, but he prefers his safety zones and has no desire to go exploring around. He has almost completely stopped the neurotic spinning he would do when upset, and now he does the cutest, quick spins and hops when he smells dinner. Antony still needs to gain more weight and is a bit picky like Caesar.

We, in conjunction with our vet, suspect Antony has Masticatory Muscle Myositis*, and has had it for quite some time. Our vet gave him a steroid shot, which seemed to make him feel better. He received a Cytopoint injection because pills cannot, and will not, be administered orally without causing him pain. Antony also got poked with an antibiotic shot to help his skin. He’s feeling a lot better! He has chronic dry eye in one eye, and that eye may need to be enucleated at some point, if only for his comfort.  He and Caesar both had seborrheic dermatitis, so we have been giving baths to help.  His bloodwork was good, with slight anemia which is chronic but doesn't affect him.

All that said, we will begin accepting applications for Antony. His future home will need to be simple and quiet and happy with having a little guy to sit with on the couch. He does enjoy snuggling his foster mom during Netflix at night. He likes throw rugs and area rugs to help him navigate since he can’t really see.  He likes lying by the sliding glass door to feel the warm sun.  He’s house trained so long as we are proactive and take him out every few hours and after eating. He doesn’t care to be in the yard long, and he doesn’t like to explore. He needs help learning to get in and out of the door and finding his way around. He will need lifelong prescription ointment in his eye (at least 2x a day), and possibly an enucleation eventually.

We’re told Antony is 11 years old, though he looks older to us.  Our vet has done a dental on him and removed four rotten teeth.  

Antony is fostered in Bradenton, FL, and his future home must reside within 3-4 hours of Bradenton.

If you have read and understand the bio in its entirety and feel this dog might be a fit for your home, please review our adoption procedures next.  After that, if you have any additional questions not answered here, please email us.  If you'd like to complete an application after this, please feel free to do so by following the button at the bottom of our adoption procedures page.

Caesar - Available

Breed

Age

Gender

Chinese Crested

13 years

Male

Adoption Fee

$300

Fostered in

Bradenton, FL

- Friendly, doesn't meet a stranger

- Ignores dogs/cats, but doesn't like them in his face

- Couch potato

- 9lbs

Caesar was an owner surrender with Antony, but they are not bonded and do not have to be placed together. They actually don't care about one another.  When they arrived to our rescue, they were extremely dirty, matted, stinky, skeleton-like, and had nails incredibly overgrown. 

 

Caesar had very high liver enzymes during his first visit with our vet.  We tried Denamarin for a couple weeks, but we weren't really successful with getting him to ingest it.  We had his bloodwork rechecked, and his liver values only barely improved, and being that we have history on him now and know he has had high liver values for a long time, our vet feels it’s chronic and likely never changing. He had his dental this past Tuesday, (10/13) and he had three rotten teeth removed. Our vet said some of the teeth were broken off with roots exposed - ouch! He’s all better now and a happy little guy.

Caesar is a friendly, happy little guy, who is going to make a great snuggle companion for someone.  He loves lounging on the couch all day and half the night and is a really easy going pup.  He's housetrained so long as he is taken outside every few hours and after eating. 

Caesar is fostered in Bradenton, FL, and his future home must reside within 3-4 hours of Bradenton.

If you have read and understand the bio in its entirety and feel this dog might be a fit for your home, please review our adoption procedures next.  After that, if you have any additional questions not answered here, please email us.  If you'd like to complete an application after this, please feel free to do so by following the button at the bottom of our adoption procedures page.

Sabrina - Available

Breed

Age

Gender

Chinese Crested

12 years

Female

Adoption Fee

$350

Fostered in

Sarasota, FL

- Sweet

- Good with dogs/cats

- Not reliably housetrained

- 9lbs

Sabrina had a dental prior to coming to our rescue, but our vet wanted to remove a blood blister and a couple of bumps on her back.  She has recovered wonderfully.  She has a v-shaped chest, like a pigeon chest, and an x-ray done by our vet showed us everything is normal.  Her bloodwork was perfect. 

Here is what her foster mom has to say:

Sabrina is mostly housetrained during the day. She goes to the wee wee pad and puddles beside it perfectly. Not on it. Working on that with a scent spray. (We can’t all be perfect!)

She doesn’t play with dogs or toys. She cuddles, a true lap dog. My dogs don’t really play that much but they are mostly so old, that they are past that stage. She isn’t going to play with a child, just sleep with them. She’s good with all adults, not kid tested but probably fine with older kids who watch TV or play video games. She can sit with them. We feel a home with a small child might accidentally injure her because she is older and fragile.

She needs to be taken out to potty often. I wouldn’t go longer than 3 hours, and that is pushing it. A person who works all day will come home to accidents. She will need a diaper overnight for sure.

Not a big barker, so that is not a problem. Can see and hear well. I think an older, stay at home person is best. They can do short walks often. She needs a good potty schedule. Does well with the dogs. Does okay with the cats but will bark at them periodically.

Sabrina is microchipped, just had her dental, and is up to date on vetting.

If you have read and understand the bio in its entirety and feel Sabrina might be a fit for your home, please review our adoption procedures next.  After that, if you have any additional questions not answered here, please email us.  If you'd like to complete an application after this, please feel free to do so by following the button at the bottom of our adoption procedures page.

Shimmer - Available

Breed

Age

Gender

Maltese mix (best guess)

1 year

Female

Adoption Fee

$450

Fostered in

Bradenton, FL

- Active

- Good with dogs/cats - applicant MUST have at least one playful dog already established in the home

- Prefers women

- Not housetrained, may never be

- Must have a fenced in yard 

- Applicants must reside close to Bradenton, FL.  Once an applicant is approved, they must be willing and able to visit Shimmer several times in her current foster home prior to placement to ensure she and her new person are comfortable with one another.

***Shimmer has an extreme dislike of new people. She WILL dislike you for probably a week. Please do not apply if you are not 5,000% committed to being more patient than you've ever been. Please do not think you have a magical, rare way with dogs and that you're a dog whisperer in your next life. She still will not like you for days, and we can guarantee that. You also have be to 5,000% clear on the instructions we provide to help ease the transition.****

(If you're only 4,999% committed and clear, please do not apply.)

Shimmer was picked up by a shelter as a stray, right after having been hit by a car. The shelter did an x-ray, and she had a fractured pelvis.  When we checked with them to see if she was available, we were told "She's not very nice."  Shimmer had quite the reputation there, for being bitey and difficult to handle.

Shimmer warmed up very quickly to her foster mom and was her shadow within minutes of getting home. That said, she will take time to warm up to her new person, but given her space, it shouldn't take too long - though it could take a few days. However, she did NOT like men when she first came to her foster home, and she would growl and hide. The males in her foster home ignored her and went about their business.  After a few days and being super patient (didn't hurt having treats sitting around either!), she fell in love with them, too.  She did snap at the foster dad, and she tried to eat our vet and his staff.  She really doesn't like strangers!

Shimmer's future home MUST be patient and not force affection or doting until SHE'S ready. We know it's hard because she's so darn cute, but we promise that patience will result in her being your Velcro dog much faster than if you keep staring at her or trying to pet her.  She more than likely will not like you when she meets you, and she might hide or growl, so know now that she might not "show" well.  She did warm up to a female friend of ours after her second time coming to our home, but not so much the first time.  

Shimmer's ideal home will not have frequent visitors, because she will not like them and she will bark incessantly.  We don't care if the visitors are proclaimed dog people, she isn't going to accept or like them and will possibly need to be kept in a different room.

Little Miss Shimmer is tiny at 7lbs, and her hair needs frequent combing to keep mats at bay (she was full of mats when we got her).  She is the sweetest little thing ever to her foster humans, and she is very active, so no couch potatoes for her.  She doesn't like big dogs or hyper dogs, but she does well with nicely mannered, small dogs and enjoys playing with one of them in her foster home - she has lots of energy.  She can be a little possessive of her foster mom during snuggle time, but she gets placed on the floor and quickly learns that isn't allowed.  She's very smart and even knows "sit."  We think she will be easy to teach new commands and tricks.  Despite the pelvic fracture, she gets around beautifully, and surgery is not needed at this time. Oh - she loves to give kisses!

Shimmer needs work in the housetraining department.  She seems to like using pee pads when in an enclosed/gated room, but expanding upon that space might take time.  She may be okay with using a pee pad in a larger room, but we can't guarantee it.  She wears doggy diapers in her foster home when she's out in the large area of the house. At this time, we do not know the future of her housetraining, so if that might be an issue, please do not apply.

Shimmer isn't really vocal except for when playing, and while she is a Velcro girl, she doesn't show signs of separation anxiety when left at home - but if her humans are home, she will quietly whimper to be near them.  Being young and playful, applicants who are away for long hours will not be considered.  Applicants must reside close to Bradenton, FL.  Once an applicant is approved, they must be willing and able to visit Shimmer several times in her current foster home prior to placement to ensure she and her new person are comfortable with one another.

Shimmer revisited our vet on 8/28/2020 and finished her vetting and had a deciduous tooth removed.  We are accepting and processing applications for her.  She's up to date on rabies, distemper, fecal, is heartworm negative and microchipped.

If you have read and understand the bio in its entirety and feel Shimmer might be a fit for your home, please review our adoption procedures next.  After that, if you have any additional questions not answered here, please email us.  If you'd like to complete an application after this, please feel free to do so by following the button at the bottom of our adoption procedures page.

Unless determined otherwise by our Board of Directors, our policy is to conduct a minimum two-week evaluation period in our foster home before adopting a dog to a new home. We will begin processing applications as they come in; however, please be aware that no decision will be made until this minimum evaluation period has been completed.

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Some of our dogs receive multiple applications. They are not adopted by first-come, first-serve, but by who we believe will be the absolute best match for each one's needs and personality. Please know that we can receive multiple applications for a single dog, and adoption is not done on a first come, first serve basis.  We strive to ensure the best possible home for each individual dog's needs and personality.  Thank you for looking to adopt.  

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