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I'm Trixie - No Longer Accepting Applications

***Trixie has received many, many applications and emails of interest, so we are no longer accepting anymore applications. For those who have emailed and applied, thank you, and we apologize that we have not been able to respond to everyone individually. 

Thank you for your interest in this rescue pup.*** 

Intake 10/31; Available for adoption.

- 11lbs

- Good with dogs and cats

- Good with men, women, children 

- Snugglemonster and very sweet

Trixie is the sweetest girl ever!  She loves everyone she meets, humans, dogs and cats.  She is an escape artist, which is possibly why she was picked up by animal control.  She loves sleeping in bed with her humans and does not like to be crated.  She is a Velcro girl and is going to make an excellent companion dog for someone or a family.  She is also housetrained. 

Trixie is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, and is microchipped. 

Breed

Age

Gender

Fostered in

Adoption Fee

Sarasota, FL

$350

Female

2 years old

Shih Tzu

I'm Tomas

Intake 10/13; Available for adoption.

- 17lbs

- Good with dogs and cats

- Good with men, women, reportedly good with children 

- Snugglemonster

Tomas is ready for his forever home to find him! He’s 17lbs, super sweet and very snuggly. We were told he is 7yrs old and that he’s a Xolo/Shih Tzu mix. He likes dogs and cats and is house trained, and we were told he’s good with kids. This guy is a sweetheart that is going to make someone very happy!

Tomas is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, and is microchipped. 

Breed

Age

Gender

Fostered in

Adoption Fee

Vero Beach, FL

$350

Male

7 years old

Xolo/Shih Tzu

I'm Merlin

Intake 7/5; Available for adoption.

- 17lbs

- Good with dogs and cats

- Good with men, women, children over 12

- Sweet but takes time to open up

8/15/2019 Update:

Merlin has been in foster for just over a month, and he has blossomed. He adores his foster family, and he is practically glued to his foster mom. He follows her everywhere, and keeps a close eye on her to make sure she doesn't try to escape from him. He loves to snuggle against her all night long in bed, and he enjoys leisurely walks in the neighborhood. He is a very calm leash walker! He LOVES going for a car ride anytime he can, and he curls up in foster mom's lap in the car. His house training is going well, and if he's taken outside to potty frequently, he doesn't have any accidents at all. He does not like strangers and thinks they only come to his house to rob his family, so he would prefer a home with not many new people coming in and out. He likes to engage foster mom in play several times a day, and he sometimes gets a silly case of the spinnies and whirls around so fast. He is so funny and playful now that he feels better. Whoever adopts him will never have to worry about being alone again, and he will be their Velcro best friend!

Original Bio After Intake:

Merlin came to us from a shelter in Florida. They estimated him to be 8 years old, and our vet thinks maybe 10. He looks to have not been well cared for during at least part of his life, but he will never know what that is like again. The tops of his ears are missing, possibly from either trauma or frostbite. He wasn't neutered. His ears were horribly infected with pseudomonas, maybe even MRSA. Our vet thinks he had some past trauma to part of his cervical spine, and either that or the ear infection causes a head tilt - which looks pretty cute. It doesn't seem to bother him.

We began working on the ear infection with antibiotics and drops, and his ears are doing much better. There is irreversible damage inside that was done, and he has some hearing loss. Since treating the ear infection, he seems to have recouped some hearing and is responding to us when we call him loudly or if he hears a loud noise. Bonus: thunderstorms don't bother him!

Merlin is a sweet dog but took a few days to start showing personality. Now he is goofy, even playful sometimes! He is a Velcro dog with his foster mom and follows her everywhere she goes. He LOVES car rides. He sleeps with his foster parents at night and doesn't move all night. He has learned to walk on a leash and does so very nicely. He loves getting petted on his face, and he lovvvesss getting his back rubbed above his tail. He dances his rear so hard that sometimes both legs come off the ground at the same time.

Housetraining is coming along nicely.

Merlin will howl and howl and howl if he is separated from his people! Because of that, he also cannot live in attached living because the neighbors may not appreciate his singing.

Perhaps not a Crested trait, but maybe just a trait for anyone who really loves their sleep... Merlin doesn't like being woken up when it's time to leave the couch and go to bed at night. There is no picking him up and waltzing off to the bedroom. Merlin will not just growl, he will warning snap and be annoyed that his beauty sleep was interrupted. We think this is partly because he doesn't want to be bothered, but we also think a big part of it was his ear infection hurting him. He has gotten so much better with every night. We have found it's easiest to just tug on his blanket until he gets up, and that is working well. He's also very food motivated, so if a treat is dangled in his face, he gets right up. We believe in time, this reaction would go away. His ears are feeling better, and he has started to feel settled and at home.

He has allowed people to pet him when on walks, but he has demonstrated body posture that says he does not want them to pet him, so we ask people not to pet him. We feel that will get better with more practice and socialization too, but we like to err on the side of caution and keeping him feeling comfortable.

Merlin loves car rides! He would be great company for anyone who takes long road trips. His foster family takes him along on errands all the time because he really loves it.

Overall, Merlin is a really great dog and is going to make someone the best companion. He is super sweet, adores his foster mom (even our vet commented on that), and the rest of his family are pretty cool too when she's busy. He cannot be placed in a home with children under 12 years old. 

Merlin is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, and is microchipped. His senior blood panel was great. He had a dental on 7/10.  

Breed

Age

Gender

Fostered in

Adoption Fee

Bradenton, FL

$275

Male

Senior

Chinese Crested

I'm Rocky

Intake 5/25; available for adoption.

- 16.5lbs

- Powderpuff

- Good with dogs and cats

- Good with men, women, older children

- Sweet, goofy and playful

Since Rocky joined the rescue, we learned he has cardiomyopathy, and we have started him on medication. He also has some fluid in his lungs, which the medication is helping. He will forever need medication to keep his symptoms at bay. He is taking lasix, enalapril, and Vetmedin, and our vet feels he has a great prognosis despite having a 6/6 grade heart murmur.  The medicines are about $75/month through an online pet pharmacy.

All that aside, Rocky is wonderful. He loves running and playing with several others in our pack, and he is so silly. He loves his foster mom and enjoys following her around and snuggling. He walks wonderfully on a leash. He gets a little nervous on car rides but does okay. Because of the medications, we keep a belly band on Rocky to prevent accidents. He is really good about not having accidents so long as he gets a potty break every couple of hours during the day, and he holds it all night while sleeping. If he has access to a doggy door, he is perfect!  He never has accidents so long as he can go out on his own.  He does his best to aim for a pee pad if that's his only option.  He can't help it when he has piddle accidents because the lasix works to push extra fluid out of the body. 

Rocky was an owner surrender. His owners gave us conflicting ages for him, one being 8.5 years, and the other being 10 years old. Either way, he doesn't act his age and is frisky and plays and zooms like a puppy!

Rocky is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, and is microchipped. His senior blood panel was great. He had a dental on 5/29. 

Breed

Age

Gender

Fostered in

Adoption Fee

Bradenton, FL

$275

Male

Senior

Chinese Crested

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.  The warmth and joy that rescue dogs can bring into your life is undeniable and like no other.

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