Name: Yolanda **
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Age: 7.5 Years
Size: Medium 53 lbs.
Adoption Donation: $180 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid with cash or check.
Other: Spayed Female, Vaccinations current, Microchip
** Yolanda is eligible for the Foster-To-Adopt program. If you are interested in giving Yolanda a place to crash, but aren't sure if she's the right dog for you OR if you are unsure about her medical needs, this is the program for you! The Foster To Adopt program offers an extended trial period for the adopter and dog to adjust to their new life together. If you have any questions about this program, Yolanda, caring for a dog with diabetes, etc. please email Amy ( email@example.com ).
* Yolanda was diagnosed as having diabetes. Her foster family works with Yolanda to keep this condition under control so she can live a long and happy life. She will need a forever home committed to keeping her healthy and managing her condition.
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Yolanda is a cute girl who needs your love!
2/4/17: It's finally February!! Yolanda was really hoping that someone would find some room in their hearts and home for her :) She is happy to be beyond the holidays, although she had a blast, the holidays are exhausting! Yolanda got to go and stay at her foster-grandparents home over the holidays with her foster family. She did AMAZING there! One night, there was a huge get-together with tons of friends and family, and Yoyo totally stole the show! Everyone loved her and she enjoyed getting petted and receiving all of the attention. When she was tired, she went and found her dog bed and crashed in the corner even with all of the noise and commotion still going on around her.
Yoyo is a little bummed that we have had such cold days, because no one really wants to go for a walk in our house, including her. She is perfectly content to chew on a bone or rope toy on these cold days, though.
We have had a few other foster dogs in our home, and Yolanda has done really well with most of them. She does great with a dog that can respect her loud play-growls and not be scared or intimidated by them. Sometimes it just takes a little time for other dogs to figure out Yolanda's quirks that make her so special!
Yolanda's diabetes is getting more stabilized, so we are so happy and proud of her! She has recently weighed in around 53 pounds, which is a huge success compared to where she started when 4 Luv of Dog took her into the rescue. She does great on her feeding schedule and insulin. She is such a smart girl. We feed all of the dogs including Yolanda and then after a few minutes put all of the other dogs outside. Yo stays inside near her dish because she knows it is time for her "second special meal" that she gets to eat while we give her a quick insulin shot.
Did I mention her foster parents have come up with a middle name for her? They call her "Yolanda Asconda". With a first and middle name like that, how can you resist adopting this fine young lady! Yo thinks the song phrase "Put a little love in your heart" should be changed to "Put a little Yo in your home!"
12/19/16: Yolanda had a wonderful and busy weekend! On Friday night, Yolanda (Yoyo) got to attend Doggie Date Night hosted by Unglued at the Prairie Den. She did wonderfully meeting dogs of all sizes and types. Yoyo had so much fun at the event! She even posed for a picture with her foster mom in front of a fun holiday backdrop! Despite losing some of her vision, she would not let it get in her way of having a fun time!
Yoyo had a sleepover at a friend's house and got to spend all day Saturday and Sunday with some new doggie friends! Yay! Yoyo did great meeting the new dogs, and was happy to play with them. She even went to a house with some cats and did very well with them. While she was at the new house, Yoyo slept in her kennel at night and did well with it. Yoyo's babysitter said it was "easy-peasy" to give her the insulin injections, that it wasn't an issue whatsoever! At the end of her busy weekend, she just wanted to relax and snooze on her dog bed with a toy.
12/09/16: Yolanda really hopes that her diabetes is not scaring any potential adopters away! She is such a sweet girl and great dog that her foster parents think the only reason she hasn't found a home must be because of her diabetes. BUT, her foster parents want you to know that having a dog with diabetes is no big deal AT ALL! Unlike humans, she does not need to get her blood sugar checked daily. All she needs is to be fed at regular times, 12 hours apart, with a quick insulin shot ten minutes after the feeding. Yolanda usually has no idea that she is even getting her insulin injection. She is currently going to the vet once a month until her glucose levels get squared away. Once her levels are stabilized, there will be a lot less maintenance involved for her health.
Yolanda really enjoys car rides, and will typically just hang out on the backseat and enjoy the ride. She likes hanging out and watching football on Saturdays and Sundays and doesn't get concerned when her foster parents are yelling at the television. All of the people that meet Yolanda enjoy her goofy smile, calm demeanor, and cute floppy ear! Did we mention that she loves to meet new people?! We must warn you though, if you meet her you will fall in love with her!!
11/16/16: It has been a long journey for Yolanda, but she is finally getting her medical situation sorted out!! Unfortunately, due to her diagnosis of diabetes, her eyesight has deteriorated. She gets around our house perfectly fine since she knows it, but she can occasionally get disoriented. However, once she is in an environment and knows the layout, Yolanda does incredibly well for herself. Every once in a while she just needs a little more guidance and patience to help her get around. Sometimes this is as simple as putting a leash on her and guiding her around, or even using her collar to help direct her. I think Yolanda is happy to have two other dogs in her foster home; they help her out and guide her around in new environments.
Despite some vision loss, Yolanda will show you that it does not slow her down one bit! She loves to go on walks and be outdoors. Yolanda can be a little diva in the respect that she LOVES to be pet! She almost begs you to pet her with those big brown eyes of hers. Then once you are petting her and she is comfortable, she rolls on her back so you can give her a nice belly rub! She enjoys a great belly rub.
During the day, Yolanda sleeps and relaxes in her kennel. She gets a small snack over the lunch hour to help stabilize her blood sugar. She likes her walk when her foster parents get home from work in the evening. Then, it's supper, followed by a quick insulin shot, and whatever her foster parents want to do! Yolanda is happy to follow her foster parents around the house while they are cleaning or doing laundry, but she also likes to curl up on the couch next to you and relax. At night, Yolanda sleeps on an old wing-back chair in her foster parent's bedroom. She knows it is "her chair" too. Usually, Yolanda has cuddle time with her foster parents on their bed and then when they tell her to go to her chair, she jumps down and sleeps on her chair the rest of the night! She curls up on her chair and sometimes you will need to ask her to get out of it to go outside and get breakfast in the morning.
Since gaining weight and getting her medical situation figured out, she has shown a positive interest in other dogs. Yolanda enjoys playing with other dogs and having dog-buddies in the house. She has done well in meeting new dogs and is generally not reactive. Since Yolanda is about 7 years old, she has a very calm disposition and would be good in a home with older, respectful children.
Most people that meet Yolanda say only the nicest things--most commonly that she is so sweet and cute! Would Yolanda make a wonderful addition to your home?!? She thinks so!
9/15/16: Hi there! My name is Yoyo and I would really love to settle into a home that will be my furever home! Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I love, love, love humans!!! They make me so happy and I love to be around them. A couple of weekends ago, my foster parents went on vacation, so I got to vacation at a new house for the weekend! The vacation house had kids and I LOVED following them around and keeping an eye on them! They were so fun to hang out with.
Sometimes when I meet people, I just get so excited that I roll over on my back and the humans are smart enough to rub my belly! I LOVE BELLY RUBS!!! I must say that I train humans pretty well!
During the day when my foster parents are at work I sleep in my kennel. I'm not super thrilled about it, but my other doggie brothers are next to me in their kennels, so they keep me company.
My foster humans tell me that I have a medical condition called, Diabeeezuz or something, but I don't even know what that means!! I'm just a normal girl! It is a little strange though, after my morning meal and evening meal, my humans give me another small handful of food in my dish. Then I feel a slight itch between my shoulder blades, but I honestly don't even notice because I'm so happy I'm eating. I think I heard they might be giving me an insulin shot or something, but I could care less because I love eating my food!
Did I mention that I LOVE CAR RIDES!!! All of the humans that are lucky enough to hang out with me say how well I ride in the car.
OH YIPPEE!! I think I just heard my foster human grab my leash! I wonder if we're going for a WALK!!! Gotta run! Bye now!
8/26/16: Yolanda, known to us as "Yoyo" has been in our home for a couple of weeks now and we have truly enjoyed having her around. At first, she was not too keen about our older male dogs. We crated and rotated for a 4-5 days and let them have minimal interaction. After that, we did some nice and slow introductions with Yoyo to our dogs, and she did much better! With some consistency and working with her to develop better habits, she runs around the house with our dogs now! She loves to play and wrestle with our dogs, does well with social cues from our dogs, and is not reactive when our dogs get cranky. Sometimes when Yoyo plays, she can get a little too amped up, so we try and calm the play down a bit at that point.
We first trained Yoyo to sleep in a kennel in our bedroom at night. She did well with that, so we let her sleep on the dog bed in our bedroom. Turns out she'd rather sleep on the wingback chair in our bedroom so we put a blanket on it, and now that is her sleeping spot every night and she absolutely loves it! She enjoys relaxing in bed with us and our two other dogs on weekend mornings. We are working with her on her leash skills during walks, and she seems to be improving. During the day, she is happy to relax in her kennel while we are at work.
Yoyo came into the rescue very skinny, but we are happy to say that she is putting on weight and looking better every day! Because she was and still is skinny, we need to be really careful on the food that is left laying around. I think because of her calm demeanor, she would do well with children. HOWEVER, she would definitely take food out of a small child's hand if given the opportunity to do so, so perhaps older children that can be cognizant of this would be the best fit for Yoyo.
This sweet little lady requires insulin shots twice a day (I can honestly say that my husband and I were nervous at first to foster a dog that required insulin shots), BUT after a couple of weeks with Yoyo, we have gotten into a routine with her and the insulin shots to give her are "easy peasy".
One day I had let all three dogs including Yoyo go outside to the bathroom and I called out to let them back in. Usually our two dogs and Yoyo come running back in right away but this time Yoyo didn't come in. I stepped out in the backyard and Yoyo was sitting in one of our patio chairs leaning on the back of it, and just watching the world go by. She was loving the backyard and beautiful summer weather.
Please consider adopting this sweet little lady. Yoyo cannot wait to be in her forever home and to have a family that loves her and takes good care of her. She just might be the little lady that you never knew you absolutely needed in your life!!!
7/5/16: Yolanda, known to us as Yoyo, is such a sweet girl. Yoyo came to us from Minneapolis because she was significantly underweight and in the pound needing rescue immediately. We didn't hesitate; we knew she needed to come to Fargo and get healthy. When she got here, we discovered she has diabetes and her mismanaged diabetes was causing severe weight loss issues. She was exhausted and in pain, but when her tail wagged, we knew she still had hope for her future. After getting her diabetes, more, under control she has gained weight and feeling happy and wiggly.
Yoyo's current foster home took her in as temporary foster but can no longer care for her. Since Yoyo loves her people so much, she likes to be the only dog in the house; more time for her and her person. Her foster has a dog of their own so they are rotating between dogs which can be stressful. We have a boarding facility, but her medical needs don't match up with what our building can provide for her. We need to find Yoyo something more permanent.
Even though Yoyo is feeling better, she still requires on-going medical expenses so we are hoping to find someone to care for her as part of our foster-to-adopt program. This person would care for her just as if she was fully adopted and with intentions of providing Yolanda with a forever home; the rescue would cover the costs of any medical expenses, as we do with all of our foster home volunteers. Her care needs are (ideally) 3 feedings per day (special food provided), insulin injections twice per day (she does awesome and insulin provided during timeline) and recheck appointments as needed (currently every 7-10 days; vet visits covered).
All she really wants is to be loved and have someone to snuggle with. She is potty trained and does great in both the kennel and the car. As long as she is with her people, she is completely content; she makes for a great office buddy too. She is incredible with children. Yolanda and a volunteer took a trip to the cities where she got the chance to stay with the volunteer's 4 year-old brother and did fantastic. She let him do his thing and then when he wanted to snuggle she was happy to roll over and let him giver her a belly rub. We can't say enough great things about Yoyo!
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