Ruff Ruff! My name is Ernie
found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
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Rescue Group: Cayleb's Kindred Senior Dog Rescue
|Breed:||Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu Mix||Color:||White||Age:||Senior|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Male|
Ernie is a wonderful little old gentleman, who is GREAT with cats and dogs (including puppies!), and children of all ages. He is about 14-15 years old, but all that means to him is that he enjoys a few more naps during the day than most other dogs, and that he likes to watch TV with his people rather than making them go on 5 mile hikes. He gets around great, enjoying short walks, and Ernie can climb a few stairs (but not a full flight). Our best guess on his breed would be a Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu/Schnauzer mix, but we really aren't sure. All we are sure of is that he is adorable! With his under bite and cute sad eyes, he kind of looks like a little monkey. It's a face that will always make you laugh, no matter what your mood is, and will tempt you to drop him food when he's begging at the table (a habit we are trying hard to break!). Ernie is a very low maintenance senior dog, and is very adaptable to any situation.
He would love to be in a home with other dogs, some cats, and whatever else you have around. Ernie is GREAT with dogs (all sizes, all ages, any temperament), cats (currently, his best friend is an 18 year old Main Coon), goats, chickens, and turkeys (though he hasn't been in direct contact with the last three). He is great with children of all ages, but would need to be in a home with gentle children who would respect his age. He would also love a home with few stairs, a fenced backyard for him to wander around in, and a loving family to call his own.
Ernie's only health issues are some neuropathy of the back legs (well-managed by inexpensive medications, and doesn't make it difficult for him to get around), some dementia (we are looking into getting him on inexpensive medication that will hopefully manage all symptoms), and some bad teeth (we are unsure at this point whether or not he will qualify for a dental). All in all, he's healthy for his age, and he will have many years to spend with you in the future!
Please consider giving Ernie a forever home! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (720) 515-0224 for more information.