Polar is a very sweet shih tzu poodle boy who is about five years old and weighs about 20 pounds. He was surrendered by his owner because Polar had a rectal hernia that was very expensive to repair and there was a 50/50 chance the surgery would not hold. We found an awesome veterinarian who was willing to take a chance but, unfortunately, the surgery failed.
UPDATE: We have made the decision not to subject Polar to an additional surgery that may or may not succeed as there is a risk of his condition becoming worse than it is now. He will be a special needs boy requiring someone who can monitor his condition on a daily basis, take him for 3 to 4 walks a day, and make sure he eats and drinks appropriately. He is eating a special mixture of food and oils to help his bowels work properly.
He loves to play with toys and cuddle, and everyone he meets is an immediate friend. Polar is housebroken, uses a doggie door, and loves to go for walks and car rides. Everyone who meets Polar agrees that he is a wonderful, loving dog and we can't give up on him.
The adoption fee is $150.00 which includes current vaccines, spaying or neutering and heartworm/flea preventative.
Your first step in adopting a new family member is to fill out an adoption application. The application must be completed with phone numbers and a vet reference (an old one, or a reason why there is not one) before it will be processed. Your application will not be processed without this information. Visit our website at www.humanesocietyofiredell.net to download an application. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in our animals!
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