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My name is Scruff!

Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Ft Myers, Florida - Scruff
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Scruff's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and good with dogs.

Scruff's Story...
UPDATED BIO 06/16/09: Scruff is an adorable 4-1/2 y/o 9# yorkie who was surrendered by his owners because they were unable to spend enough time with him, and wanted him to have a better life in a home where he would receive lots of attention; he is being fostered in Cape Coral, FL. Both Foster Mom and the Vet have seen significant improvement since Scruff first came into UYR; the vet can’t believe he’s the same dog since he has improved so much. At the beginning, he was a very scared little boy who had been taken out of his comfort zone – this is difficult for a vision-impaired dog as they have to learn everything all over again, like mapping the lay of his new home, becoming accustomed to new pottying habits, familiarizing themselves with a new owner, etc. Initially, he refused to eat or drink and he just walked in circles, pee-peeing the whole time. It was discovered at his first vet check that he had an extreme case of hookworms, which most certainly caused his loss of appetite and energy. He has been treated for this, and has made a big turn-around, almost overnight! His appetite returned, especially for his dry dog food in the blue bowl – nothing else will do – he must have that blue bowl or he won’t eat! Foster Mom is teaching him to walk on a leash, something he has heretofore never done – and she feels that once he is comfortable with it, he will enjoy long walks – but he must first learn to trust that the person holding the leash is not going to let him run into anything that may harm him. Slow but steady progress……he is now confident enough to walk around outside and has actually run short distances – yeah!

Foster Mom read that blind dogs, when left alone, are soothed by the radio and she has been leaving it on during the time she is away, and Scruff does appear to be calmer when she returns home. He is learning that it’s appropriate to go outside to potty and not to do it inside. He has actually lifted his leg to pee-pee several times which is a big accomplishment for him. He has also become much calmer and enjoys sitting on FM’s lap. Scruff is not a barker, as are most dogs who are hearing/vision impaired – he will only bark if someone knocks on the door – he wants to protect his person! Scruff’s ideal home would be one in which there is one stay-at-home parent, and a fenced-in yard would be a bonus! He will make a sweet, loving companion to the right family. PLEASE NOTE: Because Scruff is both vision/hearing impaired, he can only be adopted into an adult home.


INITIAL BIO 05-24-09: MEET SCRUFF! He's an adorable 4-1/2 y/o 8# yorkie who was surrendered by his owners because they were unable to spend enough time with him, and wanted him to have a better life in a home where he would receive lots of attention. Scruff was a 'throw-away' puppy who was brought to a vet's office when he was only weeks old, where the pet store owner asked to have him euthanized since he appeared to be 'blind'. His previous owner worked at the vet's office at that time, and she decided that Scruff deserved to live, so she brought him home. He does appear to have some vision problems, but can see well enough to get around; UYR will have his eyes checked to determine the extent of his vision problems. He is a very sweet and loving little boy who has had some challenges in his life to overcome. Scruff would do best in a home where there was at least one stay-at-home parent and perhaps one other doggie companion for a buddy. A fenced-in yard would be a bonus. PLEASE NOTE: Until we know the extent of Scruff's vision problems, he can only be adopted into an adult home.

Facts about Scruff

  • Breed: Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Scruff, a Ft Myers Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier for sale in Ft Myers, or seeking a Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier dog from a breeder in Ft Myers.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Ft Myers already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Ft Myers breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier breeders who help with Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Ft Myers paves the way for another one to be saved.