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My name is Gustavo (Special Needs)!
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Nobody's Perfekt Dogs
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Facts about me

Breed
Chihuahua
Color
Tan/Yellow/Fawn - with White
Age
9 years 4 months old, Senior
Size
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Weight
(Current) 12 lbs
Sex
Male
Pet ID
15580

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

Chihuahua
Age: Senior
Male, neutered
12 lbs

Adoption Fee: $0 (includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations)

Gustavo was turned into the Hayward shelter as a stray. He was SEVERELY underweight. His appetite was voracious. He was so hungry that he would eat his own poop as soon as he pooped it. However, he kept losing weight. The shelter called Nobody’s Perfekt Dogs to help. After taking him to our vet, then eventually a specialist, it was determined that he has a condition called Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI), where the pancreas doesn’t produce the enzymes needed for digestion. The food was going right through him - he was starving to death. After putting him on the appropriate supplements, he went from 7 lbs to a healthier 12+ pounds in about 5 weeks. He will need to take these supplements for the remainder of his life.

Otherwise, he is a sweet, very friendly lap dog, that seems to get along with everybody. He needs a home that will diligently monitor his weight and continue with the proper supplements he needs to live. Nobody’s Perfekt Dogs Rescue is willing to support his medical needs for the remainder of his life, if we can find a permanent foster home for him.

Please note that we don’t adopt any of our dogs out to homes with children under the age of 13.

For more information about Gustavo, contact
nobodysperfektdogs@gmail.com
Chihuahua
Age: Senior
Male, neutered
12 lbs

Adoption Fee: $0 (includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations)

Gustavo was turned into the Hayward shelter as a stray. He was SEVERELY underweight. His appetite was voracious. He was so hungry that he would eat his own poop as soon as he pooped it. However, he kept losing weight. The shelter called Nobody’s Perfekt Dogs to help. After taking him to our vet, then eventually a specialist, it was determined that he has a condition called Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI), where the pancreas doesn’t produce the enzymes needed for digestion. The food was going right through him - he was starving to death. After putting him on the appropriate supplements, he went from 7 lbs to a healthier 12+ pounds in about 5 weeks. He will need to take these supplements for the remainder of his life.

Otherwise, he is a sweet, very friendly lap dog, that seems to get along with everybody. He needs a home that will diligently monitor his weight and continue with the proper supplements he needs to live. Nobody’s Perfekt Dogs Rescue is willing to support his medical needs for the remainder of his life, if we can find a permanent foster home for him.

Please note that we don’t adopt any of our dogs out to homes with children under the age of 13.

For more information about Gustavo, contact
nobodysperfektdogs@gmail.com
Rescue

Nobody's Perfekt Dogs

Contact info
Pet ID
15580
Contact
Phone
Address
San Leandro, CA 94578

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

We specialize in "hard to place dogs" due to their breed, age, minor behavioral or medical conditions. We strive to keep our fees reasonable ($125), and we have sponsorship funds to help with fees, if needed. After the application is approved, the prospective adopter must take the dog on a trial-basis "sleepover" for a few days, before finalizing the adoption. We require landlord approval if the applicant is renting their living space. We only do adoptions in San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding regions. We DO NOT adopt to families with children under the age of 13.
We specialize in "hard to place dogs" due to their breed, age, minor behavioral or medical conditions. We strive to keep our fees reasonable ($125), and we have sponsorship funds to help with fees, if needed. After the application is approved, the prospective adopter must take the dog on a trial-basis "sleepover" for a few days, before finalizing the adoption. We require landlord approval if the applicant is renting their living space. We only do adoptions in San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding regions. We DO NOT adopt to families with children under the age of 13.

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San Leandro, CA Bayfair Mall Shopping Center Saturday and Sunday afternoons from noon to 4:00 PM
San Leandro, CA Bayfair Mall Shopping Center Saturday and Sunday afternoons from noon to 4:00 PM

More about this rescue

We specialize in finding homes for dogs where “imperfection” is tolerated in exchange for a lifetime of love and devotion. Our foster dogs have been discarded by the people they once trusted, only to find themselves in a shelter with no other options. We want them to have a second chance to receive the love and care they deserve.
We specialize in finding homes for dogs where “imperfection” is tolerated in exchange for a lifetime of love and devotion. Our foster dogs have been discarded by the people they once trusted, only to find themselves in a shelter with no other options. We want them to have a second chance to receive the love and care they deserve.