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My name is Nemo!

Papillon Mix Puppy for adoption in Rancho Cordova, California - Nemo
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Shelter Hope Pet Shop Sacramento

3 people are interested in me.

Facts about Nemo

  • Breed: Papillon Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Rescue in progress!

Nemo is an approximately 5 month old neutered male Papillon mix puppy weighing 4.9 lbs. He was brought in as a "stray" over the counter from Woodland, and his family never came for him.

Nemo is a social, happy puppy who has a little trouble keeping his balance. When he came to the shelter his tail was severely injured and had to be amputated. When the vet was examining Nemo prior to surgery, she noted "mild to moderate neurological abnormalities". He was stumbling sometimes when he walked, and had a wide stance to his back legs.

A veterinary neurologist from UCD kindly donated her time to look at this puppy. She wrote, "His neurological deficits are either related to a T3-L3 myelopathy that involves the dorsal part of the spinal cord... or to the cerebellum, which is more severely affecting the pelvic limbs.... Possible causes include previous trauma, congenital abnormalities such as an arachnoid cyst, or osteocondroma, etc., neoplasia, infection, or inflammation cannot be ruled out at this point... I would suggest monitoring him in a home foster environment for now." Full medical records and notes can be provided to anyone interested in this little guy!

Here is some video of Nemo moving around our office. He prefers to be in someone's lap. https://youtu.be/x5cWmHjAbuc

If you have any interest in perhaps meeting and adopting Nemo, please start the ball rolling by dropping us an email to shpssac@yahoo.com Nemo is being picked up from the shelter tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 2 and will be in a private party foster home located near Placerville, CA.

About Shelter Hope Pet Shop Sacramento

About Our Rescue Group...

Shelter Hope Pet Shop was created to aid shelter pet adoptions, promote education and bring awareness to the communities we serve.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are currently open on some weekends from 12 to 8 p.m. We are located inside The Nimbus Winery Village at Hwy. 50 and Hazel and right next door to the Old Spaghetti Factory Restaurant. We, just like most rescues, rely primarily upon foster homes, so please call first to make sure we are open AND that the dog you are interested in is going to be at the shop!

Our Adoption Process...

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