Miniature Schnauzer / Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie (medium coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Adult : : Small
Be sure you see my FULL bio all the way to instructions on how to apply. Some sites only show a bit of bios. My full bio can be found at www.rockersrescue.org - I AM SPECIAL NEEDS/ BLIND- READ CAREFULLY --- A good vet history with previous/current pets will be required of potential adopter. Must be local to the Shreveport, Louisiana areas. More requirements listed below.
Peanut: Cataracts causing blindness.(We are working on raising donations for cataract surgery for at least one eye. Thousands of dollars, but it will give Peanut back his sight if we accomplish it and the surgery. He would be on eye drops afterwards and have a few once a month check ups at the vet that adopter would be required to complete. This would have to be carried out via the eye surgeon he sees at UVH, therefore the adopter must be more local to get him to these appointments. )
We love this boy! Breed guess is a miniature schnauzer with maybe yorkie. He was 14 lbs at last vet visit.
Age: Age is an estimate, as doctor thinks he possibly is younger with early cataracts. We will just call him 10. He has pearly teeth, but all in all, he may be a senior and adopter needs to be prepared for any senior expenses/needs that could arise at any time.
History: Intake Date into our rescue 5/27/22. Peanuts story really grips at our hearts big time. His owner sadly passed away. A neighbor took Peanut to the local open intake shelter so he would get care. The shelter made contact with a family member that was supposed to come get Peanut, but they never showed. The family member dropped contact and the next thing Peanut knew... he was on a euthanasia list for space. The shelter put out a last minute plea with our local rescues to see if anyone could save his life before he was to be euthanized that day. With never even meeting Peanut or knowing his personality..... we said yes and saved him. Boy... did we get a gem!
Personality: Go- getter! Peanut loves to walk around the yard and roll in the grass. He LOVES laying in a lap and getting his belly rubbed. He will fall asleep in your arms and you just better be prepared to be stuck like that, haha! He will play with other dogs too. Keep in mind, he can't really see for nothing, especially at night. He needs to be protected by his owner since he is such an explorer. With time, in a new home he is even comfortable jumping up on the furniture and getting down by himself. He's smart once he knows his space! Demanding for attention is likely a big part of his personality. He will grab your arm to get you to pet him.
Good with cats, other dogs, and potty trained. Also kennel trained, but it's really not necessary.
EXTRA REQUIREMENTS: Due to his blindness. No young children or younger adopters that may have children. No other dogs that are bossy to the pack. When another dog is very bossy around him, he gets timid when it comes to eating and drinking from his bowls because he's worried he will run into them and upset them. Secure fenced yard and must be monitored when outside. Able to bend and pick him up when needed. Again, owner needs to be able-bodied to keep him safe and aid him if needed. The ideal home for Peanut would have another dog so that he can listen/smell to follow them. Too many dogs may make him nervous though. An adopter with an established home and no young children is ideal. He will get scared if you have a lot of loud company or rearrange your furniture a lot, as he loses his sense of space and safety. If you plan on moving a lot, he would not be a good match. We want him to go into a settled environment with someone that is home often. A doggy friend would be a huge bonus. Don't forget, vet history is required.
Vetting: Peanut is neutered, fully vaccinated with yearly vaccines, heartworm negative and on monthly heartworm prevention, but we plan to get him the 12 month injection prevention soon. On 3 month flea tick prevention Bravecto. Treated for tapeworms. Fecal neg/deworm. Had blood panel done and all looked good. And was skinny and anemic when we got him but he is better now.
More about Peanut
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Quiet, Requires a yard, Cratetrained, Likes to be in your lap, Needs special care, Playful, Independent, Affectionate, Even-tempered, Gentle, Goofy
Video of Peanut:
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