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My name is Floyd!

Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Cincinnati, Ohio - Floyd
Photo 1 - Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Cincinnati, Ohio - Floyd
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Photo 3 - Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Cincinnati, Ohio - Floyd
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Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue

Facts about Floyd

  • Breed: Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: foster
If you have specific questions you MUST email his foster mom, Marianne at lawrencemarianne@hotmail.com. Please use this email. Using any other email will just ADD a delay in you getting the information.

The following is the background on Floyd from his foster mom. This poor soul has suffered so much from other humans. I hope we can find him the right forever home. The words are direct from the foster. If you want to know more please contact Marianne at lawrencemarianne@hotmail.com

This young survivor had suffered grave injuries including two broken jaws, a broken pelvis and internal injuries. When we took him home, he had wires in his jaws, a paralyzed left rear leg and bladder incontinence. The vet said his injuries were consistent with being thrown from the window of a moving vehicle. We felt he needed a safe place to recover.

Floyd, quickly fell into the routine of our household. We have several hairy children in our home including two other canine rescues, three feline rescues and one wayward ferret (found running up our busy street in 4 degree weather two weeks after Christmas last year- we don't consider her a rescue- we kind of feel like she was just going up/down ever street looking for us until she found us ��) .

As Floyd recovered, we continued to take him in for treatment. His jaw wires were removed about three weeks after he came to us. The vet felt that there was nothing else that could be done for Floyd's jaw injury, leaving him with a permanently dropped jaw and several missing teeth. He has learned to adapt his eating habits and has managed to gain three pounds in two months. The vets did several bladder tests and a bladder ultrasound that unfortunately, led to no definitive diagnosis for the frequent in-continuance. We were told the most probably cause is nerve damage caused at the time of Floyd's injury and if this is the cause, it is likely to be irreversible and permanent.

Currently, Floyd wears an in-continuance belly band whenever he's inside the house. He is able to go down four stairs at a time but is unable, due to the rear leg paralysis, to go up any stairs. Floyd often wakes up at night, just wanting to either go out or get a drink of water- we think this is behavioral and are working on it but it has been a slow-go and we want a forever-home to know that this is happening nightly. Even with all he's been through, he is ALWAYS such a happy camper and loves to be held and petted and loved on. He loves to sit on my lap but if not able, he will remain at my feet, not budging for hours at a time. He gets along well with our other two dogs, doesn't pay attention to the cats, loves the ferret and shows zero aggression except when eating from 'his' bowl.

Please complete an adoption application first. Go to http://www.shelteredpaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Adoption_App_Form_2015.docx to download an Adoption Form Questionnaire. Upon completion, email the application back to spdr.app@shelteredpaws.com. If you have specific questions not covered above you MUST email his foster mom, Marianne at lawrencemarianne@hotmail.com

About Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue was established in 1997 in order to save shelter dogs that need a foster placement.


We are a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.


The reasons for fostering include:


  • Orphans too young for adoption
  • Nursing mothers
  • Mildly sick/injured dogs
  • Dogs that have been abused
  • Dogs that can not adjust to living in a shelter environment

Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue and a local shelter work together to place these dogs in temporary, loving foster homes. When you adopt from us, you are helping to save a shelter dog!!


Our Goal is to save shelter dogs in need and place them in good homes. To promote the placement of special need dogs with the help of adoption bags, grooming, socialization, and providing needed supplies. To pair the right dog with the right human companion(s), enriching everyone's lives.


Our Mission is to develop trust and love with a dog that needs to be reminded that many humans can and will take good, loving care of it for the rest of its lives. To then find loving homes for these previously abused, abandoned, sick, neglected and confused dogs. To give the dog a solid re-start with behavior, health, and trust. To spay/neuter our rescued dogs of age to stop the cycle of unwanted litters.

Our Adoption Process...

Some dogs are at the shelter and some are in a foster home. If the dog you like is at the shelter, please contact the person listed. She will fill you in on all the details.

If the dog you are interested in adopting is currently in a foster home, please EMAIL the individual "Foster Parent" noted in the description.



An Adoption Form Questionnaire will be emailed back to you. Upon completion, email the application back to shelteredpaws@yahoo.com


After review, we will be happy to set up an appointment for you to come and visit with the dog in the foster home.
If the adoption is appropriate, you will be asked to sign an adoption contract.

A nominal adoption fee is charged for each dog. This fee includes a vet check, all shots, any necessary medical work and medication, spay/neuter (if possible and appropriate). All of our work is volunteer. WE MAKE NO PROFIT ON THESE ADOPTIONS. This fee does NOT include those additional things we supply while the pet is in our care e.g. pet supplies, food, toys, grooming, training, etc. (plus a heck of a lot of hugs!)