Ruff Ruff! My name is Skyler
found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
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Rescue Group: United Yorkie Rescue - FL - West Palm Beach - Kari Juul
|Breed:||Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier Mix||Color:||Silver & Tan (Yorkie Colors)||Age:||Puppy|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female||ID#:||10-011|
UPDATED BIO 04/19/2010: Skyler went to the dogtor April 12th and had her bandages taken off her leg because she has a slight infection at the pin site. The dogtor thought getting some air would be good for it too. She also took an x-ray. Sadly, the pins are not ready to be removed because not enough callous has built up at the fracture site. Skyler's leg looks like it is a little atrophied and FM is doing range of motion exercises with it every day to try to get Skyler to use it. The pin is scheduled to come out on the 27th of April. We're hoping she's ready to have the pins removed by then.
In the meantime, Skyler is a very good little girl of 8.5 pounds. She is very very smart and would thrive in a home that wants to work with her and train her and harness that talent. She would be a great candidate for agility training and learns very quickly. She was potty trained without any problem. If she needs to potty and FM doesn't catch her signals, she goes to a wee wee pad, but she always goes outside when she is taken for a walk. Skyler loves her foster brother and all dogs. She loves her toys and is a very happy little girl. When she is told to lie down on the couch she does. She is learning not to jump for joy when she sees people. She walks well on a leash. She loves children. What more could you ask for out of a beautiful puppy? :)
UPDATED BIO 04/03/2010: Skyler is a 10 month old 8 lb Yorkie mix who was rescued from a high-kill shelter. She was rescued with a broken leg and no hope of being adopted from the shelter. Skyler was brought into UYR and given the best medical care possible. She is now recovering from the surgery to repair her broken leg. Last week, Skyler had to have a second surgery to adjust the pins in her leg. Through all of it, Skyler ihas shown us what a strong little girl she is. She is starting to bear the tiniest bit of weight on that leg. She also feels well enough to play with her foster fur-brother, Elvis. She even uses the wee wee pads (or potties outside) :) FM says that Skyler is so smart that she should be adopted by someone who is willing to train her. She says that Skyler just has so much potential.
We at UYR are so proud to have been able to help Skyler along her road to recovery and are grateful to the many people who have sent donations to help her fight to keep her leg. Thank you!!
UPDATED BIO 03/22/2010: Skyler is a 10 month old 8 lb puppy who was rescued from a high-kill shelter with a broken leg. She underwent surgery on 3/16 to try and fix the break of her distal tibia/fibula. The vet placed pins and a cast to protect her leg from further injury. Skyler will return to the vet to have the cast removed in 2 weeks. This sweet little puppy doesn't seem to know she's injured and trots around on three legs like it's no big deal!
Skyler gets along so well with her foster fur-brother. She plays gently on the ground where she cannot get hurt. She isn't putting any weight on that leg yet, but the vet suspects that soon she will. She is perfectly wee wee pad trained and loves to do her business outside too. Skyler eats well and is very needly of love and affection (as any dog who likely never received any love nor affection would be). She is a sweet dog who does a good job at alerting foster mom whenever someone's creeping outside!
Thank you to everybody who has given so that we may be able to save this poor puppy's leg. She may have found herself in an unfortunate situation when she was brought to the pound, but thankfully our UYR team was able to pull her out of there and get her the emergency care she so desperately needed! To all of you who have been helping Skyler, THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!!!
ORIGINAL BIO 03/14/2010: My name is Skyler, and I am 10 months old. I was picked up as a stray and turned into a high kill shelter. When they found me, I was limping on my rear right leg which is broken. The Dogtor thinks I was in an accident, and I either fell down or was hit by a car. I waited and waited at the shelter with my ouchie leg for my mommy or daddy to come get me. They never did. :( Instead, UYR took me home and made sure I got pain medicine and antibiotics to prevent an infection. Tomorrow I am getting sedated and will have a full set of Xrays which will determine whether my leg is fixable or whether I will need an amputation. I REALLY don't want to have an amputation; so, please say some BIG doggie prayers for me.
I am underweight at 8 pounds, and my foster mommy thinks I should weight closer to 10 lbs. I am a yorkie mix who may be part wire haired terrier or something like that. I have long legs like a runway model. My teeth are new and sparkling white. I have only been in my new foster home for one day, and I stick like glue to foster mommy. I play a little with my new foster furbrother and fursister, but I may have to be crated after tomorrow. I eat dry kibble with a little wet food and have an appetite like a horse! Shelter food isn't all it's cracked up to be. I use a wee wee pad with uncanny accuracy, and my FM is very happy about that. I will send an update as soon as I know about my leg. I keep my foot up when I walk, but like to take quick walks outside and stay very close to FM so sometimes she almost trips over me! I am just so happy to be alive and not in that shelter anymore where I was waiting to be PTS. (Isn't that sad?) I am too young to go to the Bridge! I need a forever home and many pennies to help with my upcoming surgery. Can you send me some pennies? Foster mommy says we have gotten quite a few doggies with lots of expenses; but she told me not to worry, that there were wonderful people ALL OVER THE COUNTRY who were gonna read about me. Thank you all for reading my story. I was feeling all alone in this world until UYR found me.