I am purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, and not good with kids.
We just cannot know what a companion animal has been through in his life; he cannot tell us. We only may look into his eyes, see how he reacts to touch, observe his interactions with other people or dogs, and, of course, see what he looks like when he enters the animal shelter. Once you put all of these things together, his past slowly comes into focus. Such is the case with Wookie,this gorgeous Pomeranian boy. Wookie ended up at the Smithtown Animal Shelter when animal control got a call from some good samaritans about a small dog living in an abandoned house, all alone. When they found Wookie, he was a complete tangled mess, acted as if he hadn't eaten in a year, and was so full of fear, they could hardly contain him long enough to get him into the van. Apparently, Wookie did, at one time, belong to someone. But it is likely that person is long gone, and now this terrified little guy feels like he has the weight of the world on his tiny shoulders. He seems to long for affection and attention, but then warns you to be careful. Wookie has been through some tough times, and he is overly cautious about making new friends. Who knows what has happened to this little soul? He may have every right to "play it safe."
For this reason, Wookie would do best in Pomeranian Rescue - with people who know and love the breed, and who will take the time to teach him how to trust again. Wookie needs to learn that there are human beings in the world who will love him and care for him, and keep their faith in him, until such time that he feels safe and secure.
Wookie has a cough which will be checked out by the shelter veterinarian and treated, if needed. It is likely he has not had very much medical care in his lifetime.
Wookie is a project, but one that is well worth the effort. He may be ok with other dogs his size, but larger dogs may frighten him. No kids for Wookie, either, as he is jumpy and does not need to acclimate himself, at this difficult time in his life, to small children. Again, Pomeranian Rescue is best. Also a possibility would be someone who is very familiar with the breed with tremendous patience and a high capacity for love and understanding. Wookie is at the Smithtown Animal Shelter. If you know of anyone suitable to teach him that life can be fabulous, please contact Kathy at the Smithtown Animal shelter: 631-360-7575.