Sit down and she will jump into your arms. What to go for a walk? Just grab a leash and she’ll be ready to go to the end of the world with you. Ready for some kisses? Even as a “senior” Poodle (born September 26, 2006), Nina has a lot to share with you.
Nina arrived at Picket Fence Poodle Rescue at thin 7 pounds as she recently endured an emergency surgery at The Blaine Central Veterinary Clinic to remove an exceptionally large bladder stone (see pictures on our web site). The surgery was needed to save this little Poodle’s life.
Sadly, Nina’s family could not afford to care for her and this expensive surgery. So she was surrendered to the clinic where Lesley stepped forward to help pay for the bill, take care of Nina and then surrender this little Toy Poodle to us. What a miracle was that? And you don’t see heroes in this world?!!
This little special girl also had her teeth cleaned, a few teeth were pulled, treated for a bladder infection and ear infections. Finally, she was shaved naked because she had various sores and skin irritations due to her urine soaked and matted fur.
Yet Nina continues to be a wonderful, loving and gentle Poodle who greatly enjoys being with people. Could you do that?
Nina does NOT get along with our other Poodles as she considers herself the “Top Dog”. She will need to be adopted as a ONLY DOG. However, we do know that she greatly enjoys and will play with “Niko” (video) who had been surrendered to us in January from the same family. Nina and Niko had been together all their life.
Remember Niko? He is the Miniature Poodle who had bladder stones that blocked his urethra so he could not urinate. A surgery which design a special opening for him to relieve himself was done.
Yes, Niko has become a member of our family. He is the only rescue / rehome Poodle we own. No, we are not going to adopt Nina as she needs a home of her own.
On our web site is a picture of the x-ray showing how large Nina’s bladder stone was. Also a picture of the stone after it was removed and placed into the top of a pill container. Ouch!
Recently, we had more tests done which all came back normal! YEAH! Nina is now Vet check healthy, has been spayed, wormed, all her shots are up to date, heart-worm tested negative and placed on a preventative, Home Again micro chipped and registered.
Nina’s $200.00 adoption fee (plus $14.00 Minnesota state sales tax) will include some of her past Vet records, a kennel, blanket, a new dog bed, leash, collar, a winter coat, some treats, various toys, a bag of special dog food required by dogs who have had bladder stone issues (pictured right) and a jar of Proin 50 which we know helps to prevent her “leaking”.
OK. I can also include one of those Christmas Cactus plants (cuttings) from my big, old Christmas Cactus.
Yes, NINA IS A SPECIAL NEEDS POODLE. Please, no other dogs. While Nina had been with young children, she would enjoy being in a family without children now. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this special little girl.
For Molly's APPLICATION FOR ADOPTION, more pictures and information about us or our adoption process, please visit our web site: www.picketspoodles.com
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