RHETT IS IN NORTH ALABAMA and can be adopted to an approved home anywhere in north Alabama, and also to areas around Birmingham, Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Atlanta, and IF A HOME VISIT CAN BE ARRANGED. Contact his foster mom directly for more information about Rhett and his adoption. Yorkietuff@aol.com. Read his story and requirements for adoption here….
Rhett is a completely docile and sweet Yorkie boy, about 2 1/2 years old, who needs a very quiet and loving ADULT ONLY HOME in which someone is HOME MOST OF THE TIME. He is AFRAID OF MEN, so a female only home would be ideal, or at least one in which the man is soft spoken, patient, and willing to work with him lovingly. He also cannot have a home in which young children are present regularly, or quite often. He gets along great with other small dogs, so a small canine companion would be good. He requires A SECURELY FENCED YARD, where he can play and watch the world around him. HE LOVES the outdoors BUT!!! HE CANNOT BE OUTDOORS WITHOUT HIS HUMAN WITH HIM!!! Like all small dogs, hawks or coyotes can carry them away, they can easily be stolen, or other harm can come to them. Other than the fenced yard, IF THERE IS A POOL, IT MUST BE SECURLEY SAFETY FENCED on all sides, AND HAVE STEPS, not just a ladder. Other than his regular vet care, his family must also be able to have his annual checkups with an ophthalmologist and maintain any needed eye drops. More info on this later in his story…
Rhett’s human mommy died shortly after he came to her as a puppy. He stayed with her family for a short time, but they didn't want him, so they gave him to another family. That family claimed they could not housetrain him, so they chained him in the backyard, 24-7 with no love or care. He was evidently mistreated at the hands of a man also since he is so fearful of men now. He had been chained in that yard for more than a year when a rescuer noticed him and stopped to ask the family if she could take him. They gave him up and he went straight to a gentle groomer who bathed and shaved him so that he felt better. He was horribly matted and scared. His collar was completely matted into his hair. In fact he had evidently worn a harness that grew too small as he grew, and the compression malformed his little shoulder blades. They have been radiographed and checked by a specialist, and they give him no present or future problems.
Rhett is in good health!! Rhett is neutered, up to date on shots, heartworm negative, on heartworm prevention, had a dental, and microchipped. He weighs 8 pounds.
Rhett is very healthy other than a diagnosis of juvenile cataracts. When he came into rescue, he had a mature cataract in one eye and was beginning to develop one in the other eye. It was too late to correct the mature one but the developing one has been corrected with surgery, so Rhett can see great out of that eye. He will likely need drops for dry eye for the remainder of his life, but they are not terribly expensive. His adopter will need to exercise care with the good eye so that his good vision remains so for his lifetime. HE WILL NEED ANNUAL CHECKUPS WITH AN OPTHAMOLOGIST FOR LIFE TO INSURE THAT HIS GOD EYE STAYS HEALTHY!
He is housetrained, but if he gets very nervous and cannot go outside often, he will sometimes have an accident, but only if he is very nervous. He does get nervous when there is a lot of activity or change in the house. His family will need to be diligent and patient in continuing his training. He is absolutely terrified of thunderstorms, but no accidents then, just frantic until it ends.
Rhett is sweet and gets along with other dogs his size. He has not been with larger dogs, so might be fearful of them. We don't know. We would prefer a home with no large dogs. We also don't know how he would be with cats. He loves to sit in your chair with you and be loved!! He is very quiet, and only barks if a stranger comes around. He does, however, LOVE to spend time outside!!! He will need to have plenty of opportunities to go outside with his people to walk or play and explore safely. He walks pretty well on a leash, but can sometimes want to just stand and luxuriate in the fresh air!!!
Again, Rhett is in North Alabama, and can be adopted to an approved home anywhere in north Alabama, and also to areas around Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Atlanta, and IF A HOME VISIT CAN BE ARRANGED. If you are interested in Rhett, and feel that your home meets his requirements for adoption, contact his foster mom directly for more information about Rhett and his adoption at Yorkietuff@aol.com After talking with his foster mom, you will need to complete an adoption application on the Yorkie Friends Rescue website. After approval of your application, a home visit must be completed with everyone who lives in the home present for the visit. Adoption Donation: $275.00*********
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Pet ID: 8176044
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