Rudy has one of those stories that just breaks your heart and makes you furious at the same time. He had to have been loved at one time but somewhere along the way he was discarded like trash. Around Thanksgiving 2016 he was found starving and in need of emergency medical care. This Boston Terrier boy had a ruptured hernia and abscessed teeth were left to rot in his mouth and had abscess went through the roof of his mouth. He was not neutered and he was 6 years old. He was rescued and taken in by a generous and loving woman who did multiple surgeries to fix the necessary things and make him more comfortable. Rudy is not without some specific needs or shall we say...quirks that he does and does not like in life. He cannot tolerate young children, who are just being children, but are loud and run around waving arms and moving quickly. That life style will not work for Rudy. It sends him in to a heightened state of anxiety. He does have an abnormal tail due to the hernia that was fixed. He also has feathering around his ears from the frostbite he experienced at some point and will need a gentle moist shampoo from time to time. His skin was quite chapped, poor boy. Rudy is so well housetrained that we think he would pop before letting an accident happen. He loves toys and he craves human compassion more than he wants food. He likes children but gets very upset at the laughter or rowdy (or not so rowdy) play. Rudy will do best as the only dog in the house; he isn't vicious toward other dogs but is not the best multi dog companion. He cannot be around cats and will try to harm them. But to his people, Rudy is very affectionate, gentle and quiet. He is more than willing to sit and cuddle all the time. He loves comfort, blankets, soft beds and pillows. He is very intelligent; knows commands and seeks to learn more. He walks well on leash and likes to meet new people. In the right home, Rudy will be a treasure, he just needs a little bit of understanding and room to be RUDY! PLEASE NOTE: Our dogs are transported from Tennessee to meeting places in the states where we have posted. Further information about us is given on our Adopt-A-Pet site. The adoption fees vary and will be provided as well as noted on the application you receive. Contact us at 615-661-5333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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