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My name is Mickey!

Australian Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Tucson, Arizona - Mickey

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Mickey's Info...

I am already neutered, in need of an experienced adopter, and up to date with shots.

Mickey's Story...
Mickey is an 18 lb Australian Terrier mix. He has neurological issues which stem from his having distemper as a puppy. He is a shaky walker and has fallen over before. His head will often shake, similar to a person with Parkinson's. He also has spells where he will shake uncontrollably for a few seconds and then will be OK. As he comes out of these spells he sometimes will growl at those around him. The whole thing lasts about 15 seconds and then he's back to his usual sweet self. He had between 1 and 4 spells per day. The vet also said that he has a reduced mental capacity so will be slow to learn. This said, he has learned to go in and out our pet door (as long as it's taped open), knows us, and certainly learned where the food bowl is. We pen him at night and he does quite well with that situation. We have noticed that his vision does not seem very good. The perfect family for him will need to be patient and have someone who is home with him a lot.
We are asking a tax deductible donation of $50 to adopt this special needs dog to help us pay for the medical care we have put into him.

Facts about Mickey

  • Breed: Australian Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Mickey, a Tucson Australian Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Australian Terrier for sale in Tucson, or seeking a Australian Terrier dog from a breeder in Tucson.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Tucson already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Tucson breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Australian Terrier breeders who help with Australian Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Tucson paves the way for another one to be saved.