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Rescue Group: East Coast Asian Dog Rescue, Inc. - NY
|Breed:||Pekingese Mix||Color:||Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female||ID#:||NY120107A|
UPDATE 9/4/09: Candy is now 7 years old. She still is not very trusting of men, although she will now take food and treats from her foster dad. She prefers the company of adult women and would not do well with children. She loves her crate and goes in and out at will. She prefers the crate over a doggie bed, but she will occasionally sleep on a doggie bed with her foster siblings for brief periods. She enjoys the company of other dogs and gets along with all very well. She now even enjoys being picked up and held by her foster mom, but still does not like to be brushed or groomed. Candy does lift her leg (yes, since coming here from the puppy mill, she learned to pee alongside her male siblings!) and will mark in the house at times, if not let out often. She loves the outdoors, during any type of weather. She continues with severe dry eye in her left eye, which requires ointment several times a day. She is getting a cataract in her right eye and is losing some vision, but this does not stop her from enjoying life. She is so very happy that she no longer has to spend her days in the mill and appreciates her new life, showing her affection by giving kisses. Candy is a very sweet dog and deserves to live out her life in a furever home. She has hypothyroidism and has to be on thyroid meds 2X daily for the rest of her life. These pills are very inexpensive, especially if you get them in 90 day supplies. She takes her pills easily just by putting them in her food. Candy loves her food and treats, so can easily be won over by anyone who will provide these to her.
Candy (aka Candy Cane) is a 6 yr. old Pekingese rescued from a puppymill when she was used up and no longer able to provide puppies for the miller. Candy is a very sweet and loving girl if you are a female - and once you earn her trust. I don’t know how long it would take for her to trust a man, if ever. She is alright with my husband as long as he ignores her and I am around. I can also put her on his lap and she will stay if I am there with her. She will not get out of her crate sometimes to go outdoors for my husband if I'm not around - but this is improving. She also has been a bit better over the past week about not barking at my husband. She is not aggressive with other dogs and likes to be around people and other pets. She just loves to watch everything and has learned to play outdoors with the other dogs. A favorite thing is to run around and explore the backyard. She is very food motivated, so can be trained and coaxed to come using food. She has short legs, but is able to move around good and get up and down stairs. She does not like to be up on the furniture, preferring to stay on the floor. Candy has been around other animals all her life in a kennel - her favorite friend is another foster from the same mill, a Pug. They sleep together at night and stay together in the same crate during the day all curled up together. I am sure she will befriend another dog as long as the other dog is not aggressive. Candy will be a wonderful companion for a female who is patient and calm.
Candy is being fostered in Manlius, NY and her asking adoption fee is $175.
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