Diesel's adoption fee is $195 and includes all vetting (neuter/spay, dental cleaning, immunizations, microchip and chip registration). A Vet reference, personal references, and home visit are required for adoption. You may apply to adopt Diesel by going to our website at www.unitedyorkierescue.org and completing the adoption application located on our home page.
Unfortunately, Diesel lost his original human momma who sadly passed away too soon in the spring. During her life Diesel was very well cared for and loved when living with her. The remaining family was unable to keep him and asked us for help rehoming him. His name suits him well, as he is a confident little boy not easily intimidated.
Diesel has adjusted well to his new surroundings. He is very sweet and is quite affectionate. He is insistent on being the center of attention and follows his foster momma around constantly. Diesel is an energetic fellow who is very playful. His absolute favorite game is “fetch” with his favorite toys. As long as you are willing throw the toy he will retrieve it, bring it back to you, and be ready to do it again. Diesel is also content to just lounge about during the hot Florida days, so he has his quiet, tranquil times too.
Diesel is mostly housetrained, but has occasional accidents if he’s not taken out right after eating – especially in the morning, as he is an early riser. While somewhat social, he tends to prefer being the sole pet of the household where he can be at the center of attention. He loves to be around people, but children do make him skittish. He is happiest when he’s hanging out in the middle of whatever his foster parents are doing together.
Diesel has a condition called Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency or EPI. You can read about this condition here http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/12_3/features/Exocrine-Pancreatic-Insuffinciency-in-Dogs_16109-1.htmlD His condition means that his pancreas does not make the enzymes necessary for food digestion. This is easily managed by a special diet and the addition of special enzyme power to his food twice a day. As long as he gets his enzymes added to his food there are no problems. However, he MUST get this in order for his body to digest his food. Without the enzymes, no matter what or how much Diesel eats it will be as if he was consuming nothing at all and he will rapidly lose weight and literally starve. He also takes a daily dose of Benadryl and a fish oil supplement at appropriate Yorkie-dosage levels to help reduce effects of minor seasonal allergies that cause him to lick his paws and furniture excessively. The cost of the medicine is less than $30 a month, but you would be getting such a great dog who would love you forever. Now that is priceless.
Diesel gets easily excited, especially when it is time to go outside. The vet told his foster parents to try to keep him from jumping because of the low grade luxating patella of his knee. It is not anything that requires surgery and an over the counter doggie tablet of glucosamine can help, but Diesel does not appear to be in any pain and it has not slowed him down at all. His foster parents have been training him to sit and patiently wait to go out or for his treat and he is responding well to voice commands and hand signals. He is a very smart dog and a quick learner.
Diesel just had dental work done with 3 teeth extracted. His breath has improved considerably as a result of the procedure. Diesel is up to date on all his vaccinations. He is neutered and microchipped. Diesel is a very well mannered dog who needs a special adopter who will be committed to his care and will be very diligent about adding his enzyme power to his food.
Diesel is such a great dog and his needs are so minor compared to all the love he will give back. He would be just the exact right dog for an active person or couple, or even a family with children over the age of 14. He loves to play, he loves to cuddle, he gives great kisses, and in almost everyway he is a perfect dog for just the right person or people. Please, give Diesel a chance, you won’t be sorry. Fill out an adoption application for him and get yourself a buddy and friend for years to come.
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