Hi … my name is Sandy and here are some things you need to know about me:
Approximate age/birthdate: born ~2011
Weight/size: ~ 11 lbs
Housebroken: Mostly … she has had a long history of UTIs
Crate trained: YES
Personality: sweet, fun, happy, loving
Energy level: medium
Fenced yard required?: Preferred so she can have some off-leash time
Does he/she jump fences? NO
Leash walk: YES
Obedience training: Will usually come when called
Riding in vehicles: RIDES OK
Up-to-date on routine vaccinations: YES
Social with other dogs: YES … avoids bigger dogs
Social with cats: YES … she will bark, but most of the cats are bigger than her so she’s a little afraid of them
Good with children: Will probably be OK with older, respectful children and children must be responsible to support her dietary restrictions
Adoption donation: $175
Sandy is just a doll baby and she has the cutest face ever. We're not sure exactly what breed mix she is but could be chihuahua and long-hair dachshund. Whatever she is, she really needs an extra-special, amazing family! Apparently she lived much of her life being very loved, but the story was that her owners had passed away and their caretakers just couldn’t take care of them any longer. We’ve learned that she had bladder surgery in 2013, but her caretakers did not do the correct follow-up care after her surgery. When she came to us she had a urinary tract infection, and when all the symptoms didn’t resolve after antibiotics, we knew there was something more. X-rays confirmed our guess that she once again had bladder stones … a whole bladder FULL of them.
Sandy has had surgery to remove her bladderstones and is feeling much better. She has also lost weight … from 13 lbs down to 11 lbs. She plays now and she is happy because she feels better.
Sandy’s new family must be willing to make a huge commitment to her health. Bladderstones will reform if she is not kept exclusively on a specific prescription dog food. No other treats, no table food … she absolutely may not eat anything other than this food. And she must have bottled, distilled water. This is not hard to do, but it is necessary to eliminate pain and suffering from her life. She has been so happy and playful since she has been on this food and especially after she had her surgery. Prior to surgery she was urinating frequently and it was oftentimes blood-tinged … but now it is not.
If you think Sandy might be the perfect pup for you, please go to www.allamericanmuttrescue.org, click on Forms/Application and complete your adoption application online.
We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits. You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references. Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process. We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.
When your application is approved, we will schedule a meet-and-greet to see if Sandy picks you too.If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.
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