Meet Sweet Pea the Brown Eyed Beauty! Poor Sweet Pea has been through a lot in her very short life. Rescued from the streets of Santiago, (Dominican Republic) with a badly broken leg, she was taken in for surgery to repair the leg. The veterinarians repaired it as best as they could, but unfortunately her leg did not heal as well as they had hoped. They tell us not to worry though because she does not seem to be in any pain and can get around very well. She would also benefit from a daily glucosamine supplement. Recently, Sweet Pea also suffered a traumatic eye injury. When her foster went to wake her for dinner, she noticed that Sweet Pea’s eye had popped out of its socket. She underwent emergency surgery to repair the eye and has been put on antibiotic eye drops, and the eye has healed well.
Despite all of this, Sweet Pea is a remarkably spunky and happy dog and does not let her disability slow her down. It is believed that she may have been injured for quite some time before being rescued because she has adapted so well. She can go up and down stairs (although her ideal home is one with few stairs and/or a family willing to carry her up and down them) and loves to play in the yard. Sweet Pea will require a family that understands her special needs, both short term and long term.
A real lap dog, her foster mum describes her personality as “AWESOME”! She says that Sweet Pea loves to be held and cuddled, sleep in your lap and that her big brown eyes will make any heart melt. She is a friendly little girl who likes to meet new people, and does well with kids too. When her foster mum comes home, Sweet Pea runs up to her, stands up on her back legs and begs to be picked up. Sweet Pea would prefer a home where her people are home more often than not as all she wants to do is be with her family.
Sweet Pea is dog friendly but is too little to play with big dogs and needs a home with a smaller pup. She does not like cats.
She is crate trained and will sleep on her crate at night but would prefer to cuddle up with you in bed. She is mostly house trained, but does not yet know how to ask to go out so she should be taken outside consistently. Sweet Pea is low to medium energy but loves to go for walks and will pull you as quickly as she can. She will walk next to her foster mum if she leaves little slack on the leash, but Sweet Pea would prefer to lead the way! Sweet Pea has nice manners but knows little in the way of basic commands. She is working in sit, but only when there are treats involved.
Sweet Pea’s foster mum says that if you have not already fallen in love with her story, you are sure to fall in love with her sweet and tenacious personality. If you’re looking for someone to cuddle up with this winter, Sweet Pea is the girl for you!
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