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We desperately need volunteers who are willing to foster little dogs in their homes while we search for approved adopters. We pay all the vet bills and provide supplies to our foster homes. For more information, email Linda, PapillonMom@gmail.com.
Here are the facts about: Dixie Lee
Gender: Spayed female
Weight: 10 pounds
Medical Info: Spayed, examined by vet, up-to-date on rabies, combination and Bordetella vaccines, heartworm negative, and microchipped.
Medical issues: Mostly deaf
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Good with Children: No
Good with Strangers: After a brief warm up, but is still a little nervous
Good with Other Dogs: Another small dog would be great
Good with Cats: No
Requires Fenced Yard: Yes, as she enjoys walking and exploring outside.
Stay-at-Home Adopter and/or Canine Companion: Requires a stay-at-home adopter or someone away from home just a few hours. A small, gentle companion dog would be good.
Biter: No, but will growl warning when she is afraid or nervous about a new situation.
Excessive Barker: Has a very loud, strange sounding bark...possibly due to deafness. She will stop barking when you get her attention and make a hand signal so she understands.
Jumper/Escape Artist: No
Comments from the foster mom: Dixie Lee has had a rough few months. She had lived with one person for 12 years and when that person moved, was unable to take Dixie. Dixie was surrendered to a humane society shelter in Kentucky. Dixie was at the humane society shelter for six months before she was adopted. Her adopter had lost her Poodle to old age, so adopted Dixie Lee and moved to Jacksonville, FL. The new owner expected Dixie Lee to fall right in the same routine as the Poodle that died, but that didn't happen. Dixie Lee had little if any hearing and was not accustomed to walking on a leash. Dixie Lee's new mom was unable to cope with a deaf, frightened dog even after 4 weeks. As a result of health issues with a family member which might require her owner to leave town for a short time, Dixie Lee was advertised as a free dog on craigslist. Dixie Lee's foster mom saw the ad and contacted the owner who surrendered her to us (with the permission of the humane society in Kentucky).
Dixie is a lost little soul who just wants someone to be with her. She is happy sitting with someone most all of the time. She is still adjusting to being mostly deaf and startles then growls. She has not bitten, but she does give a warning growl so we know to slow down and give Dixie Lee time to adjust to the situation.
She does best with someone home most all of the time and while she doesn't play with the other dogs in her foster home, she does respond when they are doing things around the house. Another little laid back dog would be good for this girl. Dixie loves going outside when it is warm outside and exploring, and she does not potty on a leash so a fenced yard is a must. A home with few or no stairs would be best as Dixie Lee has a bit of arthritis.
if you have enough love in your heart to share with this frightened little girl, please contact us. She is a sweet girl and surely deserves a great home for the last years of her life.
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