NAME: Volcano Girl
Named after a song by the band Veruca Salt
AGE/GENDER: Baby (born 09/27/16), Female
Ready to go home approximately 1/23/16
TEMPERAMENT: Playful and mischievous
WEIGHT: 3 lbs and growing
HOUSE TRAINING: Not yet! She is a baby so she'll need a consistent schedule with multiple opportunities daily to go outside while she works on it. Puppies should not be considered reliable in regard to housetraining until 6-12 months of age. They're a lot like toddlers, who require diapers!
CRATE TRAINING: Good, she's young and trainable!
OTHER DOGS: Good! She will need continued socialization, like all puppies!
CATS: Good! Continued socialization will be important!
CHILDREN: Dog-respectful children, 8 and older
ADOPTION DONATION: $450
HEALTH: Volcano Girl is being treated for a skin infection and demodex, which is a noncontagious mite. Veruca Salt (this litter's mother) has a color-related genetic defect termed color dilution alopecia. This means that because of her "blue" gene, which is a diluted color of black, it is causing hair loss/balding. This is a chronic condition that requires fashion accessories (especially fun sweaters!). This was verified by a skin biopsy done on Volcano Girl who definitely has this skin disorder, so as she ages she will continue to lose hair and will most likely be bald. Prior to adoption, puppies will be altered, microchipped, flea treated, and dewormed. Puppies are given vaccination boosters in our care; however, adoptive families will be responsible for the remaining vaccinations that puppies need. Your adoption donation goes toward the cost of this vet care as well as transportation and general care costs. In addition, all pets adopted from Motley Zoo come with 30 days of free pet insurance provided by Shelter Care.
HISTORY: Volcano Girl came from a hoarding situation with her mother Veruca Salt and siblings Seether and Earthcrosser.
NOTES FROM FOSTER HOME: Volcano Girl is a puppy so she's playful and has a lot of puppy energy! She is super cute and fun, but a lot of work. Her forever family should be committed to lots of training - obedience, house training, and socialization. This will ensure that Volcano Girl grows into a confident, well behaved adult! Puppies' personalities are dependent on their environment, and the structure and training they are given, in addition to socialization. Their personalities continue to grow and be shaped by their new adoptive families. Puppy daycare and socialization classes or puppy kindergarten are highly recommended for their personal development. She will more than reward you for all your hard work with lots of love, loyalty, and laughs.
All dogs adopted from Motley Zoo come with a leash and either a Martingale collar or a harness, depending on each dog's particular needs.
Welcome to Motley Zoo Animal Rescue. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization that is run entirely by volunteers. Motley Zoo does not have a brick and mortar shelter location. Instead, all our rescue animals are cared for in private foster homes where the animals receive one-on-one care and attention in a home environment until permanent placement is found. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request an adoption application and we will work toward approving you as an adopter with our rescue so that we can set a time for you to meet!
For more information, please visit www.motleyzoo.org.
Thank you for considering adopting a dog in need!
The Motley Zoo Crew