Although she is healthy she does have some minor issues that require upkeep.
1) She has dry eye, and does not produce tears... so she requires artificial tears - drops 3 times a day and tacrolymes drops 2 times a day.
2) She has some allergic dermatitis that is now controlled with a FISH ONLY Diet and Zyrtec once a day.
She can not have meat or poultry or she will get skin sores. She must also be bathed with Malseb Medicated Shampoo Only.
3) She has limited site and can see mostly shadows but does not have very good vision.
Her elderly owner had passed away & the family of the owner could not keep her as they have a pitbull and she is NOT dog friendly so she needs to be in a one pet household or with a very submissive dog. She has been here fostered in my home for over 2 years now.
She loves to follow you around and be petted and give licks... She loves to go for walks! She loves belly rubs and will roll over to get them. But she does not like her tail or back legs to be played with or brushed.
She may try to nip initially, but is more of a faker... (lol) she tries to nip then licks you...
So we prefer someone who is a strong leader and is not afraid to be firm but loving with her.
She also needs to wear a custom muzzle we made her for groomer visits.
She needs an adult home with no young children under the age of 15 and an EXPERIENCED dog owner and STRONG PACK LEADER that has the patience and know how to help Shallbe with adjusting to her new home. She prefers to be the only pet in the home... She does sniff and wag her tail at some dogs, but will growl and bark and lung towards them sometimes. She also will do this sometimes meeting dogs on leash so she should NEVER be let off leash to play with other dogs! and should not approach other dogs on leash as well.
She is really a love when you get to know her and loves to be with her human! She loves to play fetch and tug of war with her toys.... She just needs someone to give her a chance.
If you are from the NORTHERN NJ or surrounding area.... Won't you consider opening your home and heart to this little cutie? If you are interested in possibly adopting Shallbe, please fill out our Adoption application at: http://www.bichonrescuenj.com/bichon-frise-rescue-nnj-adoption-app.html
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