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Rescue Group: Our Lady of Mercy's Catnip Cottage
|Breed:||Pekingese||Color:||Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Male|
SPECIAL NEEDS: Nicky has one blind eye from an injury, and the lens on his good eye has diminished eyesight from a slight thickening over the lens, which will most likely worsen with age. Eventually, Nicky may be completely blind. Nicky is currently being treated with Heartguard for a mild infestation of heartworms.
Nick has had a very difficult start in life. This Pekingnese was rescued from a situation of severe neglect and abuse. He is being socialized now at the Catnip Cottage and is fabulous with other dogs and cats after he has been slowly and properly introduced to them and has had time to become accustomed to his place in the pack. He loves animals, but is distrustful of humans, particularly strangers. Nicky bonds especially well with one special person. We are working with his socialization and he has come amazingly far in a short time in the stable pack of his foster home. Among his firsts, at 7 years of age Nicky has gotten his first Christmas Present from Santa, a squeeky ball that he loves. After living his life at the end of a rope tied up outside, neglected and abused, now he loves being an indoor dog. Nick loves toys now, and soft beds. Nick has even gotten his first kiss from a human. Nick has good manners inside the home. His house training is coming along quite well also. We are continuing to work on his trust issues. Nick does show the typical fearlessness and courage of Pekingnese. Also typical of his breed, he has a strong desire to be Alpha and requires a home where the owners can clearly and unmistakably maintain Alpha position in a stable home pack. Nick is also heartworm positive. He is undergoing treatment for his heartworms now. When Nick's heartworm treatment is complete and we have brought him just a bit farther with his social skills, Nick will need an adult-only home experienced with the Pekingnese breed. Sorry, but we are not comfortable placing Nicky P. with children. Nick is better with women than with men. Nick is not completely house trained, but is trained to Puppy Pads.