Tilly is a petite, 2-year-old Miniature Schnauzer princess. with a huge, funny personality. She is a lover, a kisser, and a snuggler with the catlike habit of rolling on her back by people’s feet. All humans are her friends, even those she has just met, and especially men. She is a social butterfly who doesn’t want to miss anything that is going on with her family members so she shadows them from room to room. Once Tilly establishes that she is the boss and ruler of her realm, she gets along well with other dogs. This little stinker is exceptionally smart and also food aggressive, a combination that has resulted in her learning to open cupboard doors to get to food. Tilly is completely housebroken and doggie-door trained.
Since birth, Tilly has had a condition called MegaEsophagus which means that the tube from her mouth to stomach is enlarged to the point that it is difficult for her to keep food down. This is why dogs with this condition are generally a little underweight. And it is why, at 2-years-old, Tilly, a Miniature Schnauzer, weighs only about 7 pounds. Her case is less severe that most since she can keep water down with no problem. However, she needs to remain upright when she eats and for about 10 minutes afterward for the food to reach her stomach with the help of gravity. There are several ways that this can be accomplished: She and her owner can just enjoy cuddle time while she is being held upright; she can be placed in a baby-type carrier that holds her upright; or she can sit in a specially designed chair that holds her upright while she eats. Since MegaEsophagus is not an uncommon condition, carriers and ready-made seats are available. The most difficult aspect of Tilly’s condition is allowing her to eat only measured amounts. This is especially difficult since Tilly’s food aggression causes her to constantly search for food. MegaEsophagus is not life threatening and not thought to be something that will shorten her life span. However, it is dangerous because, if she eats too much, she may pass out and choke, which is life threatening. Tilly’s foster will be happy to visit with prospective owners about Tilly’s condition, and information can be obtained online and from your local veterinarian.
PLEASE DO RESEARCH ON THIS CONDITION AND TALK TO YOUR VET IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING TILLY.
The suggested donation amount for Tilly is $350, which is TAX DEDUCTIBLE, and goes toward providing supportive services to animals in the home, as well as the high cost of vetting our dogs in rescue. To fill out an application, please visit the following web address: http://www.muddypawssecondchancerescue.com/#!adopt-a-pet/c7cy The adoptions for all of our dogs will be in the Omaha, NE area and must be done by the adoptive family in person. If you would like to find out more about Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue, or donate to our dogs, please visit our website at MuddyPawsSecondChanceRescue.com or our Facebook page at Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue, and while you are there, please don't forget to Like our page!
Only applicants living within 50 miles of Omaha will be consided to adopt.
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