After going through all that neglect this little guy has an awesome personality. He loves life, car rides, walks and food!!! He lives with many other foster brothers and sisters of the furry dog kind and likes them all. He loves every person he meets and greets them with a big tail, OK little tail wag! Oliver also loves to play with toys.
Oliver gets along with all people and has been around children but because he is so small and due to his age we will only let him go into a home with older children around 10 or older unless you have a very calm child. Oliver has not been around cats.
We recently noticed that Oliver was drinking an excessive amount of water and peeing a lot. We had the vet check him and he was diagnosed with Diabetes Insipidus http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/12/24/diabetes-insipidus.aspx. This is NOT the same as regular diabetes so please read the link above. It is maintained by getting one eye drop in his eye one time a day. The cost of the drops is about $125 which will last 3-4 months. So roughly $32/month. The name of the medicine is Desmopressin and you can read the information here http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/diabetes_insipidus.htm. Oliver’s blood panel also showed that he has the beginning stages of kidney disease so he needs to eat a low fat food of 10% fat or less. Which is not that difficult to find and that is what he is eating now. He also cannot be without water at any time so he cannot be left in a small crate. If confined it should be in a pen with water and potty pads, a large crate or kitchen area. Oliver is the best little senior dog around and we feel that there is someone special out there for him. We hope that someone will give Oliver the opportunity for him to love them for the rest of his life.
Even though Oliver is small in stature we do not feel he would do well in an apartment. He loves to lay in the sun, run in the yard and he does bark when left alone. He does eventually stop but this could be annoying to neighbors with an adjoining wall. Oliver would do best in a home where he is not left alone for long hours at a time. He still has a lot of energy for a senior dog but also enjoys his down time, napping and snuggling in your lap. He is a very sweet dog and is looking for someone who has the time to spend with him in his remaining years.
Oliver is neutered, microchipped, UTD on vaccines, heartworm negative and started on heartworm preventative. He also had a dental in July 2016. Because he is a senior his adoption fee is $100. If he is adopted to a senior person his adoption fee will be reduced to $50 but you still must be able to afford his health care. If you are interested in meeting this charming man please complete an application at http://www.adoptapet.com/chihuahuarescueandrehab
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