Mr. Woo was surrendered to ABGRA by an owner who traveled for work and was boarding him in a facility for a large portion of his life. She had owned this little guy since he was 6 months old and he was originally purchased in a pet store. Mr. Woo will turn 13 years old in March, DOB is 3/28/2003. He weighs just barely 9 lbs. and we are working at getting him a little added weight. He has been a picky eater, but has gained a few ounces of weight since his dental and with his foster home’s loving care. He is getting more activity now and his appetite has improved!
Since ABGRA has had Mr. Woo, he has been groomed, had nails trimmed, and he has had a physical, blood work, and a dental.
He is neutered and up to date on all of his vaccinations.
The veterinarian says based on lab work and exam that his health is good. He does require eye drops to keep his eyes clear and free of debris.
With that said, Mr. Woo is a senior dog. He is not very active and not steady on his feet so he wobbles and can be knocked over easily. He needs to be in a home that is cognizant of his age and protective of him. The vet says the reason Mr. Woo is unsteady is Mr. Woo’s age; many senior dogs lose the feeling in their feet and Mr. Woo cannot feel the floor. He will topple with too much jostling. Mr. Woo will not be placed in a home with large or rowdy dogs or children.
He needs a quiet routine but wants a home where he will not be alone much. He gets worried when taken into unfamiliar environments (like the vet office) and he will shake and pant when stressed. He prefers to nap or follow his foster family dogs around the house. He also likes butt rubs and snuggling with his people!
Mr. Woo will remain house trained as long as he can get outdoors to potty. He has only had one accident in his foster home and that was at his first arrival. His previous owner said he was “paper trained”, but we have not needed to find out as he gets ample trips outside to potty.
We prefer to place Mr. Woo within driving distance. If someone outside the local Southern California area is approved for adoption, they must drive the distance and Mr. Woo must be able to travel comfortably. Our rescued dogs may never be shipped and we do not transport them to adoptive homes. ABGRA dogs are never placed in homes with invisible (electric) fencing. Doggy doors are OK as long as they are secured at night and when you are gone. Mr. Woo is much too vulnerable and small enough to be carried away by a hawk, coyote or other predator so should never be outside alone.
Mr. Woo has his own Instagram account. His account will be passed to his adopter if they want to continue it. @wobblesthegriff
If you have further questions, please email affengriffonrescue@ gmail.com. Adoption applications can be found at abgra.org.
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