Breed: Chihuahua - Rat Terrier Mix
Age: 7 Years
Size: Small 15 lbs. ~Small range: up to 25 lbs
Adoption Donation: $180 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid with cash or check.
Other: Neutered Male, Vaccinations current, Microchip, Older considerate children (Over 12 yrs. old), ** Also see info in Foster home Feedback
Lightning is in need of your TLC; Love him!
* Older considerate children (over 12)
** When Lightning came to Rescue he had extremely painful eyes and vision loss associated with untreated, uncontrolled Glaucoma. His vision loss is permanent, but thanks to a dedicated veterinary team (and his equally dedicated foster!) Lightning's glaucoma is under control. He will need to have eye drops for the rest of his life. Adopter(s) will be responsible to refill these medications once the supply 4 Luv of Dog furnishes runs out; the cost of these drops are around $50/month. Without this medication, Lightning's eye pressures will increase and he will be in a lot of pain-- any adopter(s) for Lightning will need to be committed to his ongoing eye care.
5/22/17: Hi, I'm Lightning. I love head scratches & belly rubs; they make me smile. My favorite spot to snooze is under my blanket, on the couch or a bed. I'd do best with older children because if I'm startled, I get scared. I can't see very well, but my daily eye drops ** (See above) help my eyes feel better. It doesn't slow me down from playing with my "foster" siblings! I am house trained, I haven't met any cats yet, AND I know how to "sit" & "lay". My favorite toys are soft ones. While you are out, I can stay in the kennel or just hang out on the couch, under my blanket.
12/13/16: Lightning is a very sweet little man that LOVES to snuggle. He is housebroken and kennel trained. Due to his sight problems, he should go to a home that understands his needs and will go slow around him. He startles easily so a house with young children is not ideal. He is dog-friendly with both small and large dogs but should be around those who respect his space and his shy laid back manner. His favorite place to sleep and hang out is under a nice large plush blanket.
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