If you are looking for not one, but two, cuddle bugs, Clementine and Suzy are the girls for you!
Clementine and Suzy were surrendered to a shelter by their owner because she didn’t want them anymore. They had been living in the house of an unscrupulous backyard breeder with a dozen other dogs in Tennessee. Lucky for them they were rescued from the shelter by a PAWS NE partner. Cleaned, spayed and vaccinated, they were brought north when they were ready, and became lucky PAWS pups.
Clementine is about 9 yrs old and as sweet as they come. She is very overweight and is on a limited calorie diet. She also has cataracts. There is also another problem with her right eye that we are working on with our vets. It’s unclear why this eye bulges making it hard for her to fully close her eye lid. She is currently on a lengthy regiment of antibiotics in hopes that it is an infection behind her eye. Whatever the cause, Clementine will not be able to go to an adoptive home until this issue is resolved. But that doesn’t mean you cannot apply for them!! It would be wonderful for an adopter to be waiting for them when Clementine’s health is back in order! In spite of her problems and tough life, Clementine is a happy girl. She loves to be with her people and cannot cuddle close enough. She loves belly rubs and is a kissing bug too.
Suzy is Clementine’s daughter and just the cutest little girl you’ll ever see. She weighs a whopping 3.2 lbs. and is 2 yo. She is the braver of the two but still stays very close to mom. Suzy squeaks like a mouse when she wants to be picked up and cuddled. She has learned how to go down the steps independently and will come up with encouragement and she’s beginning to figure out how to play with toys.
Both girls are timid and stick together and they Must be adopted together. They have become comfortable in their foster home and are beginning to explore more, but are quick to scoot back to their favorite bed when frightened or unsure. They are being fostered with other small dogs and a cat. They pay no attention to any of them. They are content to snuggle with each other and their foster mom. They are housebroken, crate trained and will use a puppy pad if one is left for them. They were quick to learn the routine of the house and get very excited when it’s time to eat. They are quiet and sedate and want nothing more than a warm bed with blankets, something to eat and lots of love.
Given Suzy’s tiny size and Clementine’s visual limitation, only an adult home will be considered. A fenced yard would be a huge plus. Another dog in the home would be fine as long as it was a small, quiet dog not more than 20-25 lbs. They do not play with their foster siblings, but a larger dog would likely terrify them. It appears they have had limited socialization. They do not bite but will bark and growl when they feel stressed. For these reasons, it is believed that a rather quiet home would be best suited for them.
If you have any questions you’d like answered, please feel free to email their foster mom at
Name: Suzy (Daughter)
Age: 2 years old
Weight: 3 lbs
Vaccinations: Up to date
Name: Clementine (Mom)
Age: 9 years old
Weight: 10 lbs
Vaccinations: Up to date
Medical: Clementine is mostly blind so an adult only home is necessary.
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Unknown
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Seem fine with cats in foster home.
Adoption Donation: $250 for Suzy & Clementine
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