Sarina is a 3y longhair Chihuahua that was surrendered after she had sustained an injury to her back from being dropped. She has several compressed discs in her lower back. We initially starting pain meds and steroids plus strict cage rest, but she had been too long without proper medical care. The damage to her spine is permanent though very slight. She knuckles-over occasionally due to lack of sensation in her toes. Her gait in the rear is not quite normal, but the average dog-owner likely wouldn't even notice it. She will most likely develop pre-mature arthritis. We have started her on a joint supplement to slow any degeneration. There are no long-distance marathons in her future. She needs a cushy couch-potato or purse-baby lifestyle. She has a lovely little spirit, tenacious yet sweet, and she deserves a REAL FAMILY.
Sarina is being fostered in RHODE ISLAND
If you are interested in adopting, the adoption donation is $300 and covers full vetting (vaccinations, dewormings, spay/neuter, heartworm testing, etc) prior to adoption.
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~~~OUT-OF-STATE ADOPTIONS: We will consider adopting to all states, but transport options are limited to some areas. Adopters are responsible for all additional fees associated with transporting a pet out-of-state.
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