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My name is Little Joe!
Facts about Little Joe
- Breed: Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier
- Color: Silver & Tan (Yorkie Colors)
- Age: Puppy
- Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
- Sex: Male
- ID#: Crossville/R
Little Joe's Info...
I am already neutered, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and good with dogs.
The first step in our adoption process is an application, which you can submit online at www.littlebitsrescue.org It does not obligate you in any way, but we do not arrange meetings or make telephone contact until we have one.
Little Joe is one of the sweetest little pups. He is a happy little guy, loves everyone, and will be your little shadow in no time. Although he is a little large for his breed, at 11 pounds he’s more like the size of a Silky Terrier, Little Joe is a purebred Yorkshire Terrier. He came into rescue at 10 days old with his parents and two brothers, Adam and Hoss. If you love the Yorkie breed and personality but want a dog that isn’t as fragile as the tiny ones, Little Joe could be perfect for you. He was born March 16, 2012, so he is just a bit over nine months old. He is a typical puppy and loves to play with people and other small dogs; he would do well with a fur sibling close to his own size. He is neutered, up to date on his immunizations, heartworm negative and on preventative.
Like his brothers, Hoss has had Demodex, also known as “Demodectic Mange” or “Red Mange.” Please don’t let this keep you from giving this little guy a chance to steal your heart. All dogs and even humans have the domodex mites, however, his immune system just doesn’t keep them in check the way it should. It is NOT contagious to humans or other animals. It is EASILY and INEXPENSIVLEY treated with Ivermectin (our Vet is willing to work with you and/or your Vet). His foster mom will be happy to talk with you as well. When you start treatment at the first sign of an outbreak, it is a very MINOR condition. Little Joe's Demodex is currently clear, however, since it is and immune system issue, it can come back, should he become ill or overly stressed. Hopefully, in a happy, healthy home, there will not be any more outbreaks. You just need to watch for the beginning of a red rash and treat it immediately. Left untreated, itching and scratching can lead to secondary infections, which require antibiotic or antifungal medications. Joe would do well with children 8 years and older and he will not be placed in a home with a dog weighing more than 20 pounds. Little Joe’s adoption donation is negotiable to a family who has researched Demodex and is willing to commit themselves to him for life. We do approve out of state adoptions, but Little Joe's new home will need to be within a 100 mile radius of Birmingham, Alabama, and you will need to be prepared to drive to his foster home in Crossville, AL (between Gadsden and Ft. Payne) to get him. We do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting Little Joe, the first step is to submit yourAPPLICATION.
We do not place any dog in a home with "invisible" or underground fencing.