Ruff Ruff! My name is Ranger
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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:||Young|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Male||ID#:||11-153|
UPDATED BIO 10/18/2011: Ranger had a big day on Thursday, October 13th. He got neutered and
had a dental. He did great though – he might have lost something on
the rear part of him, but he kept all his toofers – so he still has a
full set of teeth! Being neutered has helped his potty habits – he
still doesn’t quite understand going outside – but he’s very diligent
about using a pee-pee pad that is down. When he goes to the dog
park, he goes on a leash, and is starting to follow his foster mom and
get the hang of it. He is still a bit intimidated by what’s going
on, and stay very close to foster mom and hasn’t ventured to play with
the other dogs. At home though, is another story! His foster sister
loves to play and won’t take no for an answer, so she gets him to play
with her. It’s very easy to forget what a bad situation little
Ranger came from – inside a cage all the time, no love or care, no
soft beds or squeaky toys, no socialization. Ranger is a very
sweet, loving little dog, who just wants to lie next to his person all
day – but he does seem to be suffering from what we believe is a
little doggie PTSD. When he is resting, he seems to randomly get
upset and start growling – but immediately calms down when his foster
mother speaks to him. We have not been able to pinpoint the cause
behind this – we don’t feel it’s resource guarding, nor do we feel
it’s directed at the other dogs, nor at the cats and certainly not at
people. We are hoping the more comfortable he gets, the less he will
do this. He hasn’t shown any aggression with this behavior – just
growling as though something has really upset him. Because of this,
we feel an adult only home would be best for him, but he currently
gets along with the other Yorkies and kitties, so other animals in the
house are fine. Ranger is being foster in West Palm Beach. Get
your application in quick, this little guy isn’t going to last long!
UPDATED BIO 10/12/2011: Meet Ranger! Ranger is a 2 year old little guy who weighs about 6.5 lbs. He and his puppy were recently released by his breeder and we are very happy about that. Ranger came in completely over grown and matted, but he just got what is probably his first haircut ever in his life, and he loves it! Sadly, he was so matted the groomer felt the best thing to do was shave him completely down and was unable to save any of his long fur, but it will grow back as thick and lovely as ever. Ranger still has to have his dental and neuter, but that will be happening very soon. We previously thought Ranger was a bit underweight, but now that we can actually see his body, we feel that he is at his ideal weight. We believe Ranger has lived his whole life in a cage making puppies, so he is still a bit unused to the ways of a house – for example, we are still working on the house training part, and he is currently wearing a belly band. However, he has adapted very quickly, and loves to be on the couch with his foster mom, and loves to play with his foster sister. He doesn’t seem to have any problems with the household cats either. He’s been on a leash several times and is slowly getting the hang of it. He has also been to the dog park, and seems to like the other dogs there. We are very impressed with his ability to adapt to his new life style, and we believe that with some time and care, he will be a happy, carefree dog that he deserves to be! Ranger is currently being fostered in West Palm Beach. We still don’t know exactly how Ranger is with children, but we think he would be ok with children older than 14.
INITIAL BIO 10/08/2011: Meet Ranger! Ranger is a 2 year old little
guy that currently weighs about 6.5 lbs. He is a little underweight
however, and should gain at least another pound. Ranger and his
baby, Jack Sparrow were given up by their breeder, and he has lived
his whole life in a cage. Ranger is a little scared about his new
found freedom, but he loves it! He is running around the house
playing with the other dogs and having a great time. He is proving
to be very friendly and outgoing, and is quickly coming out of his
shell. He is going to see the vet soon and get his teeth cleaned
and a neuter as well. He also needs to see a professional groomer!
Since he is very matted, his foster parents have cut some mats out to
make him more comfortable, and he is a very patient, cute dog
underneath all that fur. We are not sure how Ranger is yet with
children, and we don’t think he’s ever been on a leash. Since he is
used to living in a cage, he is not housetrained yet. Check back soon
to see Ranger with his new haircut and updates about him!