Umbrella of Hope 'Be Our Pet'
8 yr old, 7 lb Pomeranian and Chihuahua Mix NEUTERED MALE for ADOPTION
Meet Mr Santa's Little Helper Holiday! **FEE SPONSORED**
Santa's Little Helper is probably the saddest dog we took from the breeder who went into hospice care. He is a 10 yr old, 7 lb Pomeranian and Chihuahua Mix (PomChi) who was used as a breeder and is just lost and scared right now. (We'd like to point out the first picture where he appears to be smiling... apparently he is quite the beggar and human food makes him happy)
He lived outside and made many puppies in his day. Now he has been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, free of parasites and has had a dental cleaning and senior labwork.
He does take a pill once a day for his thyroid. It is incredibly inexpensive anyway (less than $2/month... yes, seriously) but due an overwhelming response from our friends on Facebook, this medication is covered FOR LIFE. This means that we will provide his medication yearly for life (generally done by reimbursement but we are open). He will be sent with an entire year of medication to get him started. Hypothyroidism is incredibly common in both dogs and humans and is usually diagnosed by routine senior labwork (which is how we found his). As long as he takes his medication, it will cause no future issues. You won't even know he has this condition (it was caught early enough that he had zero symptoms and the medication prevents any symptoms from developing).
We named him after Bart Simpson's dog (pictured 3rd) because he needed a name that made people smile. He is a compassion adoption for someone who cares a little less about the outside package and a little more about giving a sad, shy little dog a safe indoor home where he can learn to be loved.
Originally he was bewildered and shut down and is decompressing. An ideal home for him would be a senior who needed a lap buddy and who had patience and time to show him love. UPDATE: He takes a few days to warm up to a new person, and then he becomes their stalker. He cries when his person leaves the room. He follows his person around... and he begs for potato chips!
He is crate trained and has learned to understand the leash. He uses pee pads but we expect he will need some help about going outside (right now he just lays in a bed and we take him out and he goes). He is great with other dogs and ignores cats. If you had a sweet, shy child who needed a little friend like him maybe they could build their confidence together (he is not mean). We actually are starting to think he is a velcro dog and quite the personality is coming out!
To inquire about adoption or foster-to-adoption please email us at email@example.com. A generous donor has agreed to sponsor his adoption fee in the hopes that someone will take him in.
To make a tax-deductible donation towards his medical care while he is with us (around $500) please do so at www.paypal.me/UOH or send a check to our attention to 4040 Railroad Ave, Pittsburg, CA 94565
Housebroken?: Needs reinforcement
Crate Trained?: Yes
Leash Trained?: Not really
Rides Well in Car?: Yes
Good with cats?: Yes, we think so
Good with dogs?: Yes
Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: yes
Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of 12
Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates of adoption fees after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles.
Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. Some of our senior animals have sponsorships for their food/vet care/medicine for the rest of their life at our vet in Pittsburg, CA (94565)
Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service. Other retired public servants, please let us know what career you retired from and we can let you know if we offer any discounts for your adoption
Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director with any inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org. Detailed emails will be answered first.
We thank Maddie's Fund for their sponsorship, Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services, Lovely Grooming for our grooming needs, and Delta Dog Camp for training. We thank Memoirs of a Dog and Share the Joy Photography for the beautiful portraits of many of our animals and a special thanks to volunteer photographers Barbara, Kristy, Christine and Natalie. Please support these businesses for supporting rescue!
Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director at email@example.com with any inquiries. Detailed emails will be answered first.