Ruff Ruff! My name is Sawyer
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Rescue Group: United Yorkie Rescue - WI - Sheboygan
|Breed:||Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier Mix||Color:||Silver & Tan (Yorkie Colors)||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Male|
Update 08/11/13: Arizona and Wisconsin, it's Sawyer! I'm only 9 years old and weigh a trim 7.1 pounds. That's all for me, Foster mom is going to write tonight.
Sawyer has to be one of the sweetest little boys out there. When he gives me those endearing eyes, my heart just melts...he is one of those special gifts that come along "once in a lifetime," for that person with a caring soul. It just might be that special person hasn't come across Sawyer...
Please continue reading the rest of Sawyer's previous bios...they are very important.
Any questions on cost of his medication, talk to your veterinarian, he/she will be able to give you the correct cost. His medication is: Enalapril - one 2.5 mg once a day, and Lasix (furosemide) 12.5 mg pill, 1/2 twice a day. Your vet will understand.
Bio Update 7/19/13: Hi, it's me Sawyer! I am a very happy, loving, cuddly 7.3 lb., 9 year old little guy. By now, everyone should know me...I've been waiting 8 months for my Forever Home. :-(
I have an enlarged heart, but that doesn't mean I don't have several loving years to spend with you! And just like people, one never knows how long our life will be.
I am on two medications...one is Enalapril...this helps widen the blood vessels to the heart, and lowers the blood pressure, so my heart doesn't have to work so hard. The other is Lasix (or furosemide). This helps eliminate any fluid build up around my heart.
**The two medications used together can increase the quality of life for a dog or cat in heart failure but it is not known whether the pet's life can actually be prolonged by using the enalapril and furosemide together.** The Lasix makes me urinate more, so Foster Mom uses a belly band, with a Generic Brand of Poise Pad. This works Great!! If she is with me, and we are laying down watching T.V or reading, she leaves it off. If I need to go outside, I will get up. If cleaning up some potty doesn't upset you, Please, Please, Please fill out an application!
I am good with children of at least 7 years of age who have been with small dogs before. FM's 8 year old grandson picks me up all the time and I cuddle with him. I sleep at the end of Foster Mom's bed at night, but I've been sleeping closer lately. I have been really cuddly, playing with FM's other dogs, I love to be outside, but with the heat & humidity we don't stay out.
My Foster Mom and I are in WI, but I am listed under Arizona, because I hoping someone who is retired, works from their home, or maybe works a few days a week will want me to love. I would love another doggy to cuddle with, big or small.
If you live in WI, please still fill out an application if I am what you have been looking for.
If you live in Arizona, you don't have to come to Wisconsin to get me, Foster Mom can bring me to Arizona. Her son is there, so she flies back and forth all the time. I've been there already too!! Almost had the doggy door all figured out just before we flew back to WI!! :-)
"Please think of the wonderful years someone like you could give me...I would be Forever Blessed..."
Bio Update 5/16/13: Sawyer is a very handsome, 7.5 lb, 9 year old yorkie. He is as sweet as can be!
Sawyer had a dental on 05/07/13, and he came thru his it with flying colors!! He lost 2 back teeth, and has grade 3 periodontal disease, so he will need two go in "at least" once a year for a cleaning, or he will end up losing more teeth. Brushing his teeth would also be very beneficial.
I'm trying to come to an understanding, why Sawyer has not received any applications. Yes, he does have an enlarged heart, but he is doing great, and loves to go places and be outside!
He loves other dogs, and definitely would want another dog, big or small to cuddle with. He has been chewing on a couple rubber toys. And my yorkie/Pom Lilly will get him to play with her...she is relentless! :-)
Please read the previous bio, that will tell you a lot more about me!
My sweet, soft, squishy Sawyer...that'sSSSS...(must be a sign) is still waiting for his Forever Home!
P.S. There are so many more puppy mill dogs,and abused, neglected, unwanted, throw-always out there! These precious souls are looking to be Rescued, and start a whole new life...one of love and caring, food and warmth, home and heart. But the sad reality is...until we find the perfect "Forever Home" for the fosters we have, we can not take anymore...
Bio Update 4-4-13: Hey everyone, I'm Sawyer! I weigh 7.5 lbs and I am 8 years old. I'm confused...everyone tells me how cute I am, and ask how they could adopt me. My foster mamma gives them a card, with all the information, so they can find me on the Looking For Love site. Looks like they were just trying to make me happy...but I'm sad, because no one has sent an adoption application to my foster mamma.
My heart might be bigger than it's suppose to be, but I take medication called Enalapril. This helps to make my heart muscle stronger. And if you keep my weight down, take me for walks, let me run a bit, but don't get me too tired, I can live a long life! I am also on Lasix, which is a diuretic. This gets the extra fluid around my heart out of my body. Because I've been on it for quite sometime, I don't have to potty so much after I take it. Sometimes I cough, but a little cough medicine from the doctor quiets it down.
I am doing really good with letting foster mom know I need to go outside. I make this funny grumbly-croaky sound, you can't miss it. Sometimes foster mom wraps a baby diaper around me, just after I get my pill in case she's busy. Then when she is done, she takes it off.
I love to run outside, I sometimes play with the other dogs, and I sometimes play with toys. But what I really love to do is be by my person or people who love me! I really want someone who is a homebody, or would take me along if they go away. I get along great with other dogs, even big ones! I would rather not have children, but if they are older than 8, I do great. I was with foster mom's grandson, who just turned 8 yrs old, for 1 whole month...and I was GREAT!
I love to sleep in bed with you, sometimes at the end of the bed, and sometimes in your arms. If I have to go out, I stand at the end of the bed and make my funny sounds!
If you could love me, even though I'm a little "special needs", please fill out an application. Even if you live in another state...if my foster mom can drive it 12 hours round-trip, she'll get me there!
Thank you everyone for reading my story...please don't forget me...
Bio Update 3/13/13: SAWYER is a 7.5 lb male Yorkie. He will be 8 years old on 04/01/2013. Because he came from a puppy mill, Sawyer's rescued date became his Birthday.
What can I say about Sawyer... Lots! He's funny, sweet, laid back (most of the time), under your feet (all of the time) especially if you have Food! He's so, so soft & squishy like a GUND Bear. He likes being around people. If children visit, he's best with ones over 7, possibly as young as 5.
There haven't been any changes to his heart or breathing. He will stay on the Enalapril for his heart, and Furosemide for any fluid build up in his lungs. Sawyer will have some coughing, usually after eating, or drinking water to fast, and other times as well. He was prescribed Hydromet syrup to suppress his cough, but it has been discontinued. Sawyer's vet will need to prescribe something else.
Sawyer is so precious! I love him so much! He will be your pillow when you sleep...
He needs a stay-at-home mom/dad or mom & dad. He will learn your routine. Because he takes a diuretic, he needs to go out more often. I give it to him with his evening meal, and at night I wrap a diaper around him. Works great!
Bio Update 1/2/13: Sawyer is a 7.5 yr. old 7.5 lb. Yorkie boy. He will be 8 yrs. on 04/01/2013.
Sawyer had a vet appointment on 12/22/12, along with Kipton. I noticed both were still having ear issues, & Sawyer was coughing more. Turns out, the yeast infection in their ears is now a bacterial infection. Both dogs are about to finish with the Mometamax ointment and it looks like their ears are doing much better. Sawyer also contacted kennel cough from my foster Jillian, which explained the frequent coughing. He is also finishing up his medication for the kennel cough and is doing well.
His housetraining has been doing much better...he will either look at you and whimper, or stand by the door. Because he is given a diuretic at night, he does need to go more often.
Sawyer & Kipton will be adopted separately as they seem to have different needs and would do better in separate families.
PLEASE READ THE PREVIOUS BIOS. There is more important information in them.
If you are a stay-at-home person and you would love a sweet cuddle-bug, please fill out an adoption application for Sawyer.
Update Bio 12/16/2012: Sawyer is a 7.5 yr. old 7.5 lb. Yorkie boy. He had his vet visit on 12/05/12 because I noticed his ears were bothering him. I also noticed he was coughing a bit more often, and I was concerned about his heart.
Doctor did a through exam of Sawyer's ears, and his heart. Sawyer has a grade 3/6 heart murmur. An X-ray was done, and the doctor noted that Sawyer also has Cardiomegaly (an Enlarged Heart). Good news...he has minimal congestion in his lungs so he is not in congestive heart failure. Sawyer still takes 1 Enalapril in the morning, for his heart and also takes 1/4 Furosemide tablet in the evening, to help prevent any fluid build-up in his lungs.
The X-ray also showed that there is a bit of a problem with his trachea which is probably the cause of Sawyer’s cough. His trachea becomes slightly displaced (moved upward) easily by pressure on it and the symptoms happen mostly after he has been sleeping. I now have a prescripton cough medication (Hydromet) to give Sawyer when his coughing lasts for a while. This will not correct the problem, but it has lessened his episodes.
Sawyer has a " yeast infection" in both ears. I have been putting Miconazole drops in both, and they are getting better. He also has luxating patellas (graded 2/4) with his left patella just slightly worse. He does have a limp but surgery is not been recommended. At this visit Sawyer was also microchipped & had a fecal test done, which came back negative.
His new home should have a "stay at home" mom or dad as he does not do well when left alone for over 3 hours. He also cannot be kenneled but does well when kept in an open area with the use of a doggie gate. Due to Sawyers medical problems, he does not do well around children under the age of 13 and care should be taken when any children are visiting. He is doing better on house-training and he will get up and whimper when he wants to go out.
If you have a place in your life for Sawyer, please fill out an application for his adoption.
Initial Bio 12/01/12: Sawyer is a sweet cuddly little 7#, 7.5 year old boy. He was adopted in June 2011, along with another foster of mine, Kipton. The couple is very loving and caring, and it was so emotionally difficult for them to surrender the boys back to me.
It was found out, that both boys are extremely nervous around very young children. When friends started bringing 1, 2, & 3 year olds to their home, the quick movements, and grabbing at them, made Sawyer & Kipton so nervous that they would potty, and also started nipping at the child's feet. They are now expecting a baby, and had to make this very sad decision.
Sawyer & Kipton occasionally have/had issues when eating. If one was to close to the others food, a fight would start...at times there was blood drawn. You would never believe this with seeing the loving bond these two share.
I feed all the dogs at the same time, and have never seen this happen, and my dogs have tried to eat Sawyer's & Kipton's food...BUT, I'm not saying it couldn't happen!
I have never kenneled the two, but I was informed that Sawyer gets very upset, to the point his breathing almost stops. Sawyer has an enlarged heart & fluid around his heart. He is on Enalapril for his heart & Lasik (furosemide), a diuretic, to help with fluid build-up.
Sawyer also makes wheezing sounds, when relaxed, this is due to his heart.
Sawyer can go up the stairs, but needs to be carried down, if it's more than a couple.
He needs some more work with house training. This would be more-so if he is left alone. He makes a crying/whimpering sound, and has been going to the door when he needs to go out. The new family would need to continue working with him.
Sawyer has a lot of teeth, so eating hard food is not an issue.
The boys see the vet on Dec. 5th, so I will update their bios after.
Sawyer & Kipton will ONLY be adopted together if:
1. There is a caring person at home with them, that has Yorkie experience, lots of love to give, time & patience.
2. Will feed them a distance away from each other.
3. Have no children under the age of 10 living with or visiting, unless they have been raised with small dogs and have been taught how to treat them, & act around them.
They can be adopted separately, but I feel another dog is a must in the household, because they need that cuddling and closeness.