(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Good with dogs,
Good with cats,
Needs special attention,
Spayed or Neutered,
Prepare to be loved by this affectionate and pleasing boy! Enzo is a little man, weighing just 25 pounds at 3 years old, looking to show love and loyalty to his new family! Enzo is a special needs boy without full use of his front paws (likely due to untreated swimmer's syndrome), but he does not let it stop him from being playful, affectionate, or doting on his humans. He gets along with everyone he meets, though he hasn't met any kiddos yet. He absolutely adores getting pet and will try in his special way to expose his belly to you for more pets! Enzo has low to medium amount of energy and will keep himself busy by lounging wherever he feels comfortable (including his crate) or simply watching his humans do their routines (doesn't even mind the vacuum noise!). But if he has rested long enough, he enjoys some food-motivated playtime! He and his special paws will feel most comfortable in a home with carpeting (or rugs) to help him grip his way to where he needs to go. He is intelligent and catches on to routines quickly. For example, once he understands what it looks like for his humans to prepare him dinner, he will get very excited and possibly give a little excited bark in eager anticipation. While Enzo has impacted mobility, he doesn't let it stop him from being affectionate, playful, and independent. He can even be spunky and sassy (in a playful way) during his few higher energy moments, where he wants to play or simply needs mental stimulation. Enzo has done well with the other dogs he has met, and he doesn't mind cats either! Enzo could happily play with another dog who is gentle enough and understands his needs.
His housebroken needs look a little different than your typical dog in that Enzo needs the use and support of belly bands or diapers to help him with his pee breaks. Don't worry, though. There is no need for someone to express his bladder. However, he is catching on that if his humans carry him outside a few times a day, he will do his #2 business outdoors (as he can move his bowels on his own as well). Enzo would love to pour his love and affection towards his new family, who wants to love on him just as much! Are you what Enzo needs in his life?
Albert's Dog Lounge is a specialty rescue focusing primarily on senior and special needs dogs.
Our process includes an approved application, reference checks, a homevisit, and then a meet and greet with the dog. Adoption fee is $300, ($550 for a pair). Learn more about Albert's Dog Lounge, our mission, and adoption policies by visiting Albertsdoglounge.org.
Begin your application process by copying this link into your web browser: https://www.albertsdoglounge.org/apply
WI Dept. Of Agriculture License Number: 474085-DS
Disclaimer: It is VERY difficult even for a veterinarian to tell the exact age of a dog over two years old. From one vet to another, we can get different age estimates on the same dog and they can vary by several years. We are only making an educated guess based on a few factors like teeth, fur color, and overall body condition, but for dogs who have not been given adequate vet care and food, it can be even more difficult. Every dog is an individual, and we do our very best to age appropriately but make no guarantees as to the age of any dog in our program.