found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.
This adorable little man is named Bruno! Bruno is guessed to be a Pomeranian mix of some sort, with thick, medium-lengh hair and an oh-so-adorable underbite! He is around 10 years old and weighs about 12 lbs. Bruno is currently shaved, but becomes quite fluffy when in "full bloom". He was surrendered to Philly's animal control shelter when his owner passed away, leaving him confused and homeless. Because it seemed as though Bruno had limited use in one of his rear legs and some pretty gnarly old man teeth, he needed placement immediately or risked euthanasia. Luckily, City of Elderly Love stepped in to give him a second chance!
Bruno is now safe in foster care and didn't hesitate to show his hilarious personality. He loves to romp around with his canine foster siblings and adores his feline foster siblings! He follows them around wagging his little tail in delight. He doesn't mind being picked up and carried around though he has no problems getting around on his own either. He usually doesn't make a peep, but sometimes he'll let out an adorable little chirp! A recent vet visit showed that Bruno has quite a few health issues going on as a result of his past, but none slowing him down in the least! Sometime in the past, Bruno experienced an injury to a vertebrae which caused decreased mobility in his back legs, causing the muscles to atrophy a bit. He also has luxating patellas (floating knee caps), not uncommon for small breed dogs. Amazingly, Bruno shows to not be in pain and is doing great on joint supplements. He recently received a wheelchair to help him build strength in his back legs and is doing famously with them. He LOVES zipping around the house in it and acts as if he's been using it for years! While he had no problems scooting around without it, it has certainly given him a new zest for life - if we didn't know better, we'd think Bruno was a puppy with his great energy level.
Don't get us wrong, Bruno also loves to nap on the couch. He also LOVES to snuggle up with his foster family and will put his little head on your lap for pets. Bruno is mostly housebroken and will likely catch on even better once he's neutered. He loves to be brushed and has no issues with being groomed either. He's an easy-going guy who would make a great addition to a family with older children who is looking for a goofy, small addition to their pack!
Bruno is available for adoption through City of Elderly Love. He is a vaccinated and will be microchipped prior to going to his forever home. He is scheduled to be neutered and have a dental cleaning/extractions within the next week. Interested in adopting him? Visit www.cityofelderlylove.org to complete an online adoption questionnaire or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!