Sophie – Adopted!
Age: 9 years old
Weight: 10 lbs
Adoption Fee: $250.00
Please meet our special Sofie. You can see her on our Special Needs page also. She is TRULY a wonder dog – with a HUGE will to live! A fighter to stay alive and be loved. We don’t know whether to cry for her – or just plain cheer for her.
Sofie came to us from a high kill shelter in central Alabama. We THOUGHT she had kennel cough; then pneumonia. Four weeks later, many “cloudy” x-rays later, and TONS of antibiotics later, our wonderful vet sent a mucous sample and x-ray to Auburn. This little girl had e-coli in the lungs! Never saw this before – but coming from a shelter environment – could be possible. Auburn told us what to do and how to treat. MANY weeks later (this little girl came to us in November), and MANY antibiotics later, she was FINALLY able to be spayed. At that time, we also did some x-rays as she “walked” funny. We have determined little Sofie was probably a much bred puppy mill dog – probably kept in a “too small crate” for her entire life and her bones probably could never form properly. Her hip sockets are not “big enough” to wrap around her leg joints – so therefore, the funny walk. Doesn’t cause her any problems – but later in life, she may develop some arthritis. She also has a SEVERE underbite – cannot tell from looking at her from the front – but you can tell from the side! Actually – its completely adorable – and she can’t bite anyone! All she can do is hit them with her nose!
Sofie is current on all of her shots and on heartworm prevention. She LOVES small dogs and actually likes cats! She is not fond of children and will NOT go to a home with children. It may take Sofie a little time to “adjust” to her “new person” – but once she does – she will love you forever!!!! Sofie is crate trained wonderfully – but we are still working on her complete housetraining.
Sofie’s perfect home will be someone who is home the majority of the time and who can get her on a “structured” schedule with many potty breaks — this will housebreak her in no time! She will not go to a home with children, but she LOVES to play with other small dogs – and this interaction will be very good for her. She will need a SKILLED doxie owner as she does NOT need steps and will need someone to understand this is a doxie that will take her time trusting you — but goodness – when she does – she is awesome!
This precious angel has been through so much – won’t you adopt her and love her forever? If Sofie is the baby for you, please fill out the application and list Sofie as the dog in which you are interested. Sofie is being fostered in Huntsville, AL and if you need further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 6, 2015 / admin /