Pinto Vroom -- HOSPICE - Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Chihuahua Mix Dog For Adoption in Pittsburg, CA

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Organization Name: Umbrella of Hope
Location: Pittsburg, CA 94565
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Breed: Chihuahua Mix
Gender: Female Female
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Pinto Vroom -- HOSPICE

Age: Adult
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 05/14/2016
Location: Pittsburg, CA 94565
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Umbrella of Hope "Be Our Pet" Pinto is a 8 Year old, 6lb, Chihuahua, SPAYED Female For ADOPTION! Meet Miss Pinto Vroom! As of 10/24/15 Pinto is considered to be a hospice dog due to a pituitary tumor. She will be completing a bucket list and can be followed on Facebook with the hashtag #pintosbucketlist Pinto has been with us since July 2015 when she came to us with a healing abscess on her head that our wonderful friends at CONTRA COSTA ANIMAL SERVICES took care of for us by placing a drain. It was very slow to heal and as we were monitoring some unusual findings on her bloodwork over the next few months, we incidentally found out that she had developed Cushing's Disease (which is treatable/manageable). She was put on a diet to help her lose some weight because she was having some issues with her back legs. She also has had a snotty nose that would get better and then get worse after many rounds of antibiotics and a culture. Her right eye has also been bulged out and that did not get better after her abscess resolved. Putting all of these pieces together, our vet x-rayed her head and is pretty confident that she has a brain tumor on her pituitary gland that is growing pretty fast. We have entered her into our hospice program. She is now no longer on a diet and can eat whatever she likes. We will be monitoring her quality of life and making sure that every day counts and when she is no longer having good days, we will let her go. Right now she is happy, active and HUNGRY. She has now decided to end her life in the best way possible... By starting and COMPLETING a Bucket List. If you are local (SF Bay Area of CA) and want to take her on a date, please email us at beourpet@gmail.com. If you are not local, please consider taking a hospice dog from your local shelter or rescue and giving them an amazing sunset. Donations towards Pinto's care or her legacy program, can be mailed to Umbrella of Hope, c/o Well Pet Vet Clinic, 4040 Railroad Ave, Pittsburg, CA 94565 OR our paypal address is beourpet@gmail.com. We also have an Amazon Wish List. Our tax ID number is 45-4103375 and all donations are tax-deductible. (Pinto is from Contra Costa Animal Services) Pinto is a 8 Year old, 6lb, Chihuahua, SPAYED Female For ADOPTION! She is also microchipped, vaccinated and free of parasites! Pinto was dropped off in the night drop off box at Contra Costa Animal services, when the shelter workers found her she was scared and hurt. She had an ENORMOUS abscess on the right side of her forehead. They drained it (you could even see her skull underneath it, poor baby!) and set about fixing her, all through out this she behaved like a model citizen regardless of how hurt she was! Thanks to the amazing work by Contra Costa Animal services she is healing well. She currently has stents holding her sore bits open, she looks like she's going to make a fantastic recovery very soon and is going to be back to her vivacious self soon. (UPDATE; We are happy to annouce she's made an amazing recovery and is slowly growing back some fuzz around her old injury) She's got an amazing personality, she has the cutest bossy little bark if she wants attention but quickly stops if you give her the eye! She seems very independent but also a lover of cuddles! She loves lounging in the garden on the grass and if you're lucky she'll show you Her famous grass wiggle! She even gives kisses if you tell her she's pretty. She also knows how to sit and is great with other dogs! If you think Pinto is better off in your arms, email us at beourpet@gmail.com or fill in an application online! Welcome to UOH Pinto! GENERAL INFO: Housebroken?: Yes Crate Trained?: yes Leash Trained?: yes Rides Well in Car?: yes Non-Shedding?: no Good with cats?: seems to be Good with dogs?: yes Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: yes Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of 13 years old Some animals at UOH have benefitted from the Maddie's Treatable Assistance Program Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates of adoption fees after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. Some of our senior animals have sponsorships for their food/vet care/medicine for the rest of their life at our vet in Pittsburg, CA (94565) Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service. Other retired public servants, please let us know what career you retired from and we can let you know if we offer any discounts for your adoption Some of our animals are sponsored by the Maddie’s Fund Treatable Assistance Program. Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director with any inquiries at beourpet@gmail.com. Detailed emails will be answered first. We thank Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services, Lovely Grooming for our grooming needs, The Zoom Room Walnut Creek for training and Share the Joy Photography for the beautiful portraits of many of our animals. Please support these businesses for supporting rescue! Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director at beourpet@gmail.com with any inquiries. Detailed emails will be answered first.

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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Pittsburg, CA

      *Chai Tea

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Pittsburg, CA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). Umbrella of Hope "Be Our Pet" 10 yr old, 5 lb Chihuahua SPAYED FEMALE for ADOPTION Meet Miss Chai Tea -- donate towards her care at www.paypal.me/UOH Chai is a 10 yr old, 5 lb Chihuahua who joins us from San Jose Animal Care Center​ via San Jose Animal Advocates​ Chai is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, is free of parasites and has had a dental cleaning with many (18!) extractions (thanks to Tails of a Shelter Vet​) and senior labwork* Don't be afraid to adopt a dog who is missing a lot of teeth. For one, it's 18 less teeth that may need future dental care. For two, as our vet says "If they ate WITH those rotting, painful teeth they will eat much better without them" and sure enough she eats dry food just fine!!! She is a pretty, pretty princess. She is a little shy at first but then just melts into anyone who will give her any attention. She is gentle and cuddly and LOVES blankets. She will use pee pads and she will potty outside but we do not yet know if she will *ask* to go. She is okay on the leash and great in a crate. She loves other dogs, is fine with cats and she should be fine with children who are more "tea party" than "superhero" types... she would likely be fine with superheros but she would not put a cape on and join in the game if that makes sense. Once the superheros tired out and wanted to watch Finding Dory​ (she loves Dory) then she would cuddle right up (under a blanket with them). She qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors program where dogs aged 5+ can be adopted by people aged 55+ for $5 (yes, five dollars). Normal adoption criteria apply and application required. For more information about adopting Miss Chai, please email us at beourpet@gmail.com #startastoryadopt #shelterpetlove #seniordogsrock #seniordogsrule #chihuahua *her thyroid levels were low in her bloodwork. Our vet feels she does not "look" hypothyroid (there are outward signs) and we are awaiting the results of an additional panel. If she is indeed hypothyroid, it is minor and she will need a pill once a day that costs $20 a YEAR (yes, that is less than $2 a month). We will update when we know more in a few days. We do not consider this "special needs" because how many people or dogs who have had adequate medical care do not end up on at least one pill in their senior years??? We are thankful it is the cheap one!!! The reason we have so many hypothyroid dogs is that we TEST for it. If all dogs over the age of 5 were tested, it is estimated that 20-25% would come back positive which is in line with what we see in our rescue population. It is treated with a very cheap pill that greatly improves their quality of life. #hypothyroidsunite GENERAL INFO: Housebroken?: Yes, we think so but does not ask Crate Trained?: Yes Leash Trained?: She is okay on leash Rides Well in Car?: Yes Non-Shedding?: No Good with cats?: Yes, we think so Good with dogs?: Yes Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: yes Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of 10 Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates of adoption fees after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. Some of our senior animals have sponsorships for their food/vet care/medicine for the rest of their life at our vet in Pittsburg, CA (94565) Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service. Other retired public servants, please let us know what career you retired from and we can let you know if we offer any discounts for your adoption Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director with any inquiries at beourpet@gmail.com. Detailed emails will be answered first. We thank Maddie's Fund for their sponsorship, Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services, Lovely Grooming for our grooming needs, and Delta Dog Camp for training. We thank Memoirs of a Dog and Share the Joy Photography for the beautiful portraits of many of our animals and a special thanks to volunteer photographers Barbara, Kristy, Christine and Natalie. Please support these businesses for supporting rescue! Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director at beourpet@gmail.com with any inquiries. Detailed emails will be answered first.
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    • Chiweenie Dog For Adoption in Pittsburg, CA

      *Earl Grey T...

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      Breed: Chiweenie
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Pittsburg, CA
      Posted Breed: Dachshund / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Umbrella of Hope "Be Our Pet" 3 yr old, 5 lb Dachshund and Chihuahua Mix NEUTERED MALE for ADOPTION Meet Mr Earl Grey Tea! Donate towards Earl Grey's care at www.paypal.me/UOH Earl Grey joins us from San Jose Animal Care Center via San Jose Animal Advocates He is a 3 yr old, 5 lb Dachshund and Chihuahua Mix. He's a "squishy" dog without being at all fat. You just want to SQUISH him with love. And he was a shelter favorite and we have been told that he needs the most wonderful home on the planet (This is your cue to tag the most wonderful home on the planet). Thanks to the AMAZING Tails of a Shelter Vet he got allllllll fixed up and is good as new. He has a pretty cool story. He came into the shelter limping and x-rays revealed a badly healed broken pelvis (at some point he was likely hit by a car. We refer to this as boy-with-balls-not-thinking-with-brain disease and it is incredibly common). We regularly have dogs with this injury who need ONE side of their hips taken care of with a procedure called a Femoral Head Ostectomy or FHO. This is where the vet removes the ball of the femur (leg bone) that usually resides in the hip socket (can you picture it?) and then the muscles around the hip strengthen up and create a new socket and the dog is good as new. It is a pretty gnarly and intense orthopedic procedure and they did an outstanding job! Earl Grey needed this on BOTH sides <pause for effect> This is the first time we have ever had a dog that needed bilateral (both sides) FHO's at Umbrella of Hope. And he is doing GREAT! No more limping. The wonderful veterinary staff at the shelter probably made this dog more comfortable than he has been in a long time. They also neutered him which makes him the first dog in the history of Umbrella of Hope to have FOUR BALLS removed <let that sink in> hee hee... get it? Four balls? He is getting his teeth polished up today and will be ready for adoption next week. He is also microchipped and vaccinated and free of parasites. Please email us at beourpet@gmail.com for more information on adoption Earl Grey. #startastoryadopt #shelterpetlove #chiweenie #FHO #bilateralFHO #femoralheadostectomy #tailsofasheltervet GENERAL INFO: Housebroken?: Yes, we think so Crate Trained?: Yes Leash Trained?: Yes Rides Well in Car?: Yes Non-Shedding?: No Good with cats?: Yes, we think so Good with dogs?: Yes Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: No Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of 5 Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates of adoption fees after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. Some of our senior animals have sponsorships for their food/vet care/medicine for the rest of their life at our vet in Pittsburg, CA (94565) Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service. Other retired public servants, please let us know what career you retired from and we can let you know if we offer any discounts for your adoption Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director with any inquiries at beourpet@gmail.com. Detailed emails will be answered first. We thank Maddie's Fund for their sponsorship, Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services, Lovely Grooming for our grooming needs, and Delta Dog Camp for training. We thank Memoirs of a Dog and Share the Joy Photography for the beautiful portraits of many of our animals and a special thanks to volunteer photographers Barbara, Kristy, Christine and Natalie. Please support these businesses for supporting rescue! Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director at beourpet@gmail.com with any inquiries. Detailed emails will be answered first.
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    • Pug-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Pittsburg, CA

      *Red Rose Te...

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      Breed: Pug-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Pittsburg, CA
      Posted Breed: Pug / Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie / Mixed (medium coat). Umbrella of Hope "Be Our Pet" 1 yr old, 15 lb Pug and Yorkie Mix SPAYED FEMALE for ADOPTION Meet Miss Red Rose Tea! - Donate towards her care at www.paypal.me/UOH Red Rose joins us from San Jose Animal Care CenterSan Jose Animal Advocates and Tails of a Shelter Vet Red Rose is a 1 yr old, 15 lb Pug and Yorkie Mix. She is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and free of parasites. She does have a kneecap on one side that moves around a little. She has been seen by two different vets who both said it does NOT require surgical correction (it is a Grade Two medially luxating patella). She does lift it up occasionally and her new owners need to know this and be okay with it. We do have x-rays available and they were normal and we are happy to EMAIL them to your vet if you want them to look at it before committing to her. She is a little on the shy side at first but is very sweet. Once she is comfortable she is a bit silly. She still very much has puppy-like behaviors and personality. She loves other dogs and seems okay with cats. We feel that she will be fine with respectful children. She is okay on the leash but could use practice. She probably will require some reinforcement on house training but she certainly has some basics down and has not had any accidents with us yet (we are VERY good managers of this though). She likes the car and is great in a crate. Unlike what all of the "doodle" breeders would like you to believe, just because a breed is mixed with a non-shedding breed (say a yorkie) does NOT mean that they are non-shedding or hypoallergenic. Red Rose here is a cross between a non-shedding Yorkie and a good-gravy-I-think-you-shed-more-than-any-dog-on-the-planet Pug. This makes her "normal shedding" and her fur is more terrier-like and wiry. We doubt that she is hypoallergenic. We expect that her breed mix will make her quite popular and so we will give preference to those emails who seem like they actually took the time to read what we wrote and reference it (we do it to help the adopter and not because our volunteer student interns are lacking for things to do. As it is, we do not let them sleep because there is a loophole where labor laws do not apply to volunteers!! j/k). We will also give preference to those who have a training plan in place (classes, self-taught, private trainer etc) because dogs who are shy benefit SO much from learning commands and being rewarded for performing them... it is SUCH a confidence boost for the dog and makes them more social and better pets. If you are interested in Red Rose, please email us at beourpet@gmail.com #startastoryadopt #shelterpetlove #yorkiemix #pugmix #pugshire GENERAL INFO: Housebroken?: Yes, we think so but will need practice Crate Trained?: Yes Leash Trained?: Yes, but needs reinforcement Rides Well in Car?: Yes Non-Shedding?: No Good with cats?: Yes, we think so Good with dogs?: Yes Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: No Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of 8 Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates of adoption fees after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. Some of our senior animals have sponsorships for their food/vet care/medicine for the rest of their life at our vet in Pittsburg, CA (94565) Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service. Other retired public servants, please let us know what career you retired from and we can let you know if we offer any discounts for your adoption Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director with any inquiries at beourpet@gmail.com. Detailed emails will be answered first. We thank Maddie's Fund for their sponsorship, Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services, Lovely Grooming for our grooming needs, and Delta Dog Camp for training. We thank Memoirs of a Dog and Share the Joy Photography for the beautiful portraits of many of our animals and a special thanks to volunteer photographers Barbara, Kristy, Christine and Natalie. Please support these businesses for supporting rescue! Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director at beourpet@gmail.com with any inquiries. Detailed emails will be answered first.
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    • Shih Tzu-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Pittsburg, CA

      *Tetley Tea

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      Breed: Shih Tzu-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Pittsburg, CA
      Posted Breed: Shih Tzu / Mixed (long coat). Umbrella of Hope "Be Our Pet" 4 yr old, 15 lb Shih Tzu NEUTERED MALE for ADOPTION Meet Mr Tetley Tea! To donate towards his care until he finds a home, please do so at www.paypal.me/UOH Tetley comes to us from San Jose Animal Care Center and San Jose Animal Advocates Tetley is a 4 yr old, 15 lb Shih Tzu Mix. Thanks to Tails of a Shelter Vet he is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, free of parasites and has had a major dental procedure where he lost 16 teeth! SIXTEEN TEETH??!?! How does he eat? Well... think about those 16 teeth rotting and festering in his mouth. They were loose, had disease, were purulent (had pus) and were incredibly painful. We don't take them out if they aren't worthless, right? So if he could eat WITH those teeth in his mouth he can most certainly eat WITHOUT them (And he does, just fine). The bonus is that those are 16 teeth that his new owner will never have to worry about and any new adopter is starting with a great baseline where they can keep up on his oral hygiene care and can mitigate any future problems. We DO feed our dogs kibble here at Umbrella of Hope, but we understand that it is not what dog mouths were designed to eat and evolution has not caught up with that. If we ate crackers twice a day and never brushed our teeth or had regular dental cleanings we would all have rotting teeth at some point too! This is why regular dental checkups with your vet are important for your dog's health! Tetley is a non-shedding (or low shedding) mix. We cannot guarantee that he is hypoallergenic, so if you have an allergic family member please set up a coffee date with Tetley (through his typing lady at the email below) so Tetley can rub all over that person and test the power of their allergy meds. This DOES mean that Tetley will require brushing several times a week and grooming every 6-8 weeks. This should be factored into his budget. Tetley does pretty well on the leash and loves the car. He loves everything human on the entire planet. This means he wants to be NEAR you like ALL of the time and if you stick him in a kennel he does a great rendition of the songs of his people which we have dubbed "Whale Songs"... Preference given to an adopter who will change his name to "Velcro"... seriously. We do not know if he quiets down after a while or not so we will need to keep you posted on that if it is important to you. He is fine with other dogs and while not officially tested with cats, he did not seem to want to make lunch out of any of the ones at our vet clinic. If this is important to your household and everything else seems like a good fit, we will unleash him on the cat at Caren's house because he peed on her the other day to mark her as his -- yes, really -- and you know, karma (we are kidding... seriously lighten up -- no animals are ever harmed in our behavioral testing. But yes the little twit actually peed ON her and ruined her brand new flannel). If you've stopped laughing or put the phone down because you realized you don't need to call the ASPCA on us and you think Tetley would be a great fit in your household or you want to save him from our new student intern's twisted sense of humor (seriously writing these dog descriptions is painful), please email us at beourpet@gmail.com and let us know what you can offer him and be sure to reference some of the things we have written so we know you aren't just seeing the pretty picture and haven't determined if his quirks will work with your home. We will present all offers to him and allow him to choose his new victims... uh family. #startastoryadopt #shelterpetlove #shihtzu #tetleytea Tetley Tea GENERAL INFO: Housebroken?: Yes, we think so Crate Trained?: Yes Leash Trained?: Yes Rides Well in Car?: Yes Non-Shedding?: Yes we think so Good with cats?: Yes, we think so Good with dogs?: Yes Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: No Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of 5 Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates of adoption fees after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. Some of our senior animals have sponsorships for their food/vet care/medicine for the rest of their life at our vet in Pittsburg, CA (94565) Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service. Other retired public servants, please let us know what career you retired from and we can let you know if we offer any discounts for your adoption Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director with any inquiries at beourpet@gmail.com. Detailed emails will be answered first. We thank Maddie's Fund for their sponsorship, Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services, Lovely Grooming for our grooming needs, and Delta Dog Camp for training. We thank Memoirs of a Dog and Share the Joy Photography for the beautiful portraits of many of our animals and a special thanks to volunteer photographers Barbara, Kristy, Christine and Natalie. Please support these businesses for supporting rescue! Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director at beourpet@gmail.com with any inquiries. Detailed emails will be answered first.
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    • Doodle Dog For Adoption in Pittsburg, CA

      *Stash Tea

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      Breed: Doodle
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Pittsburg, CA
      Posted Breed: Dachshund / Poodle (Miniature) / Mixed (long coat). Umbrella of Hope "Be Our Pet" 1 yr old, 10 lb Dachshund and Poodle Mix NEUTERED MALE for ADOPTION Meet Mr Stash Tea! Stash joins us from San Jose Animal Care Center and San Jose Animal Advocates Stash is a 1 yr old, 10 lb... and we are guessing here... Dachshund and Poodle Mix...??? Is that a doxidoodle? Another guess was a Schnauzer/Maltese... We really do not know. How about a Studmuffin Fluffypants? Stash was brought into the shelter as a stray that had been hit by a car. His left eye was actually hanging out of the socket due to the impact. Tails of a Shelter Vet actually replaced the eye and gave it a chance to heal (this is almost unheard of in shelter medicine...seriously, this medical team rocks it -- ROCKS IT). Unfortunately, they were unable to restore his sight and it was determined that it would be better for him to have it removed. And so they did :) Stash is also neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and free of parasites. He is low shedding (possibly non-shedding) but if you have allergies, you should probably take him on a coffee date and rub his fur on your face zerbert-style to see if your Claritin is working well enough to have him move in, we would be open to that as his breed mix is a guess. Our vet puts a bunch of slips of paper with breed names in her surgery cap and draws them out or something like that...it is not a perfect science. Seriously she sees us coming with one of these mutts and tries to run away. Luckily the OR suite is small and we can trap her easily between the surgery table and the ligasure until she gives us a guess. Stash is a bit shy but once he loves you, he LOOOVVVESSSSSS you. He needs practice being a dog... a little leash work and probably a little reinforcement on housetraining. He has not had any accidents with us, but we also have incredibly realistic expectations and do not set new dogs free in our homes and expect them to know our routine and rules within an hour. He is great in the crate and seems to be fine in the car. He likes other dogs and has been gentle with the cats he met at our vet clinic. As far as kids go, they are all different and we don't set hard and fast rules on ages. Some two year olds are great and we have met sadistic eleven year olds, so when we say that as a general guideline that we would recommend kids over the age of 10 for now it doesn't mean we are not flexible for the right situation. We will give preference to homes who have experience with shy dogs and/or who have a plan in place to take him through obedience training because learning commands and being rewarded for executing them is one of the best ways to build confidence in a shy dog. Make us believe that you read his description by referencing some of the points made when you email beourpet@gmail.com because otherwise we will just think you were drawn in by his cute face and expression and we won't know that you are a good fit for him. #startastoryadopt #shelterpetlove #doxipoo #doxidoodle #dachshundmix #poodlemix GENERAL INFO: Housebroken?: Yes, but likely needs reinforcement Crate Trained?: Yes Leash Trained?: Working on it Rides Well in Car?: Yes Non-Shedding?: Yes or low shedding Good with cats?: Yes, we think so Good with dogs?: Yes Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: No Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of 10 Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates of adoption fees after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. Some of our senior animals have sponsorships for their food/vet care/medicine for the rest of their life at our vet in Pittsburg, CA (94565) Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service. Other retired public servants, please let us know what career you retired from and we can let you know if we offer any discounts for your adoption Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director with any inquiries at beourpet@gmail.com. Detailed emails will be answered first. We thank Maddie's Fund for their sponsorship, Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services, Lovely Grooming for our grooming needs, and Delta Dog Camp for training. We thank Memoirs of a Dog and Share the Joy Photography for the beautiful portraits of many of our animals and a special thanks to volunteer photographers Barbara, Kristy, Christine and Natalie. Please support these businesses for supporting rescue! Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director at beourpet@gmail.com with any inquiries. Detailed emails will be answered first.
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    • Doberman Pinscher Dog For Adoption in Pittsburg, CA

      *Lipton Tea

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      Breed: Doberman Pinscher
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Pittsburg, CA
      Posted Breed: Doberman Pinscher (short coat). Umbrella of Hope "Be Our Pet" 2 yr old, 72 lb Doberman Pinscher (ALBINO) NEUTERED MALE for ADOPTION PSA -- Meet Lipton the Albino Doberman (also called White Factor and Z Factor) and take a few minutes to appreciate his beauty and then understand why you should NEVER purchase one of this color from anyone breeding or selling them. If you have to have one this color, you need to go through a rescue or shelter Yes, he is stunning and beautiful and breathtaking. He looks like a Polar Bear (which would be a great name BTW). He comes to us from San Jose Animal Care Center and San Jose Animal Advocates where he was treated by Tails of a Shelter Vet for several weeks to repair a hematoma (blood blister) on the back of his neck. There are ZERO reputable breeders anywhere who produce these dogs. The Doberman Pinscher Club of America is so strongly opposed to this color that dogs who are known to carry the gene have a letter added to their AKC registration to make sure that no one who is ethical ever breeds them. It is that serious. (See link in comments) Dobermans in general (like most purebred dogs) can carry a host of genetic abnormalities. Reputable breeders will screen their breeding stock for these issues and breed away from them. While the purchase price of a reputably-bred dog is more than one you get on Craiglist or PuppyFinder, the money you will save over the life of the dog is worth it (not to mention the ethical implications). Lipton is 2 yrs old and 72 lbs. He likely already has hypothyroidism which usually does not show up in dogs this young. Unlike dogs under 30 lbs who can take the human version of thyroid drugs and can get those cheaply at regular pharmacies for as little as $20/year, dogs this large take medication that has to be specially made for dogs and is therefore considerably more expensive. Dogs take approximately 10-20 times the amount that humans do due to the fact that they metabolize it differently (a 10 lb dog and a 100 lb human generally take the same amount of levothyroxine but humans usually take it once a day and dogs can take it twice a day). We estimate his thyroid medications to cost between $300-$500 a year depending if he ends up on it once or twice a day (we will not know for a month or so how much his body needs) and an adopter needs to be willing and able to provide these for life. We will not be providing a sponsorship for these meds because he needs an adopter who is willing and able to pay for the medical care he may need. Lipton, like all dogs with albinism, is also more prone to skin cancer and eye cancer from sun exposure. He will need sunscreen on his nose when he is outside. He will need "doggles" (link in comments) and be trained to wear them when sunny. He will need a UV protection bodysuit when he is out in the sun for long periods (He will be sent with one -- cost $$80-100 -- link in comments). While he does not seem to have any noticeable visual issues right now, it is probable that he does not see as well as a "regular" dog and this needs to be accounted for. Lipton is a nice dog. He tries REALLY hard to be a good boy. But he acts like any other 2 yr old dog who has not been given structure. He is doing a week of "camp" (board-and-train) to work on his "listening ears". He is not deaf but like any adolescent dog without proper training he has selective hearing. Like most Dobermans he has this adorable habit of poking things with his nose (POKE POKE POKE). He seems to get along well with other animals and is playing nicely in group at camp. He did not seem to be aggressive towards the cats at our vet clinic but he has not been officially tested. As far as children, we will go on a case-by-case bass depending on how dog and Doberman savvy your family and kids are. He WILL require ongoing training just like any other large breed adolescent dog and will need regular, EFFECTIVE exercise (and no, a dog will not exercise himself in your backyard). He has been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, is free of parasites, and had a hematoma repaired on the back of his neck. He has had screening done for thyroid (two basic ones positive for hypothyroidism; fancy more specific one is pending). He has had a clotting panel (normal) and a test for Von Willebrand disease (pending) which is common in Dobermans. He is at a week of board and train to teach him some basic manners and will come with a pair of doggles and a UV bodysuit and doggy sunscreen. We expect that he will be ready to meet potential adopters and go home around 1/21/17 but will accept applications now. We have written close to TEN paragraphs about him and so we expect an equally-thorough explanation of your home regarding his placement. One line emails that ask if he is still available or "how much" will be round-filed. We are, of course, willing to answer questions not addressed in this write up or to expound on ones that are. Preference will be given to adopters who have Doberman experience or large breed + albino experience OR who have done research on Dobermans and albinism to show that they can provide an adequate home. No one is born with knowledge, so showing us that you are willing to learn and do the research to adequately address his needs is incredibly important and can be used in lieu of direct experience. Email: beourpet@gmail.com Donate towards his expenses while in our care which is estimated to be around $1200 online at www.paypal.me/UOH or mail a check to our attention to 4040 Railroad Ave, Pittsburg, CA 94565 #startastoryadopt #shelterpetlove #doberman #dobermanpinscher #dobie #dobe #zfactor #whitefactor #albinism Just Say No To "White" (Tyrosinase-Positive Albino) Dobermans Albino Grumpy Dog GENERAL INFO: Housebroken?: Yes, we think so but probably needs some reinforcement Crate Trained?: Yes Leash Trained?: Yes, he is working on this. Currently needs an EZ Walk Harness Rides Well in Car?: Yes Non-Shedding?: No Good with cats?: Yes, we think so but has not been formally tested Good with dogs?: Yes Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: No Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of -- this dog will be a case-by-case basis Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates of adoption fees after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. Some of our senior animals have sponsorships for their food/vet care/medicine for the rest of their life at our vet in Pittsburg, CA (94565) Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service. Other retired public servants, please let us know what career you retired from and we can let you know if we offer any discounts for your adoption Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director with any inquiries at beourpet@gmail.com. Detailed emails will be answered first. We thank Maddie's Fund for their sponsorship, Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services, Lovely Grooming for our grooming needs, and Delta Dog Camp for training. We thank Memoirs of a Dog and Share the Joy Photography for the beautiful portraits of many of our animals and a special thanks to volunteer photographers Barbara, Kristy, Christine and Natalie. Please support these businesses for supporting rescue! Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director at beourpet@gmail.com with any inquiries. Detailed emails will be answered first.
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    • Poodle (Toy) Dog For Adoption in Pittsburg, CA

      *Finnigan

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      Breed: Poodle (Toy)
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Pittsburg, CA
      Posted Breed: Poodle (Toy) (medium coat). Umbrella of Hope "Be Our Pet" 12 yr old, 10 lb Toy Poodle NEUTERED MALE for ADOPTION There once was a lady who worked at a vet clinic -- our vet clinic. Sometimes she seemed a bit gruff, but that was just her New York upbringing shining through. She had a heart of gold and LOVED dogs. She was a huge fan and supporter of our mission and had quite a little pack of "ankle biters" (except the biting part) -- several of whom were adopted from Umbrella of Hope. Thora eventually retired and got to spend her days with all of her beloved dogs. Eventually, some of them passed on... and last week Thora joined them suddenly and unexpectedly. We are stunned and saddened and we will miss her greatly. Finn was one of her greatly loved dogs and he is in need of a new mom (or dad). Finnigan -- 12 yr old, 10 lb Toy Poodle NEUTERED MALE. He is great with other dogs, kids and cats. He is gentle and unassuming but he still plays like he is younger. He loves to go for walks, snuggle and will do ANYTHING to get petted. He is excellent at the groomer. He is blind due to cataracts but he navigates around quite well after the first day in a new place. Finn takes a thyroid pill twice daily (est cost $40/year) and needs to eat a low protein food to keep his kidneys healthy (age related changes that were caught early and should not affect his lifespan if kept on proper food). We use First Mate Senior formula that we purchase at Pet Food Express (or online). Any high-quality senior formula should work fine. We will provide the medication for life if needed. He can either eat a prescription kidney food which we can provide or he can eat a low-protein food OTC like FirstMate Pet Foods Senior/Weight Management Variety which is available at Pet Food Express. GENERAL INFO: Housebroken?: Yes Crate Trained?: Yes Leash Trained?: Yes Rides Well in Car?: Yes Non-Shedding?: Yes Good with cats?: Yes Good with dogs?: Yes Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: yes Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of 5 Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates of adoption fees after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. Some of our senior animals have sponsorships for their food/vet care/medicine for the rest of their life at our vet in Pittsburg, CA (94565) Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service. Other retired public servants, please let us know what career you retired from and we can let you know if we offer any discounts for your adoption Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director with any inquiries at beourpet@gmail.com. Detailed emails will be answered first. We thank Maddie's Fund for their sponsorship, Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services, Lovely Grooming for our grooming needs, and Delta Dog Camp for training. We thank Memoirs of a Dog and Share the Joy Photography for the beautiful portraits of many of our animals and a special thanks to volunteer photographers Barbara, Kristy, Christine and Natalie. Please support these businesses for supporting rescue! Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director at beourpet@gmail.com with any inquiries. Detailed emails will be answered first.
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    • Chiranian Dog For Adoption in Pittsburg, CA

      *Santa's Lit...

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      Breed: Chiranian
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Pittsburg, CA
      Posted Breed: Pomeranian / Chihuahua / Mixed (medium coat). Umbrella of Hope "Be Our Pet" 8 yr old, 7 lb Pomeranian and Chihuahua Mix NEUTERED MALE for ADOPTION Meet Mr Santa's Little Helper Holiday! **FEE SPONSORED** Santa's Little Helper is probably the saddest dog we took from the breeder who went into hospice care. He is a 10 yr old, 7 lb Pomeranian and Chihuahua Mix (PomChi) who was used as a breeder and is just lost and scared right now. (We'd like to point out the first picture where he appears to be smiling... apparently he is quite the beggar and human food makes him happy) He lived outside and made many puppies in his day. Now he has been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, free of parasites and has had a dental cleaning and senior labwork. He does take a pill once a day for his thyroid. It is incredibly inexpensive anyway (less than $2/month... yes, seriously) but due an overwhelming response from our friends on Facebook, this medication is covered FOR LIFE. This means that we will provide his medication yearly for life (generally done by reimbursement but we are open). He will be sent with an entire year of medication to get him started. Hypothyroidism is incredibly common in both dogs and humans and is usually diagnosed by routine senior labwork (which is how we found his). As long as he takes his medication, it will cause no future issues. You won't even know he has this condition (it was caught early enough that he had zero symptoms and the medication prevents any symptoms from developing). We named him after Bart Simpson's dog (pictured 3rd) because he needed a name that made people smile. He is a compassion adoption for someone who cares a little less about the outside package and a little more about giving a sad, shy little dog a safe indoor home where he can learn to be loved. Originally he was bewildered and shut down and is decompressing. An ideal home for him would be a senior who needed a lap buddy and who had patience and time to show him love. UPDATE: He takes a few days to warm up to a new person, and then he becomes their stalker. He cries when his person leaves the room. He follows his person around... and he begs for potato chips! He is crate trained and has learned to understand the leash. He uses pee pads but we expect he will need some help about going outside (right now he just lays in a bed and we take him out and he goes). He is great with other dogs and ignores cats. If you had a sweet, shy child who needed a little friend like him maybe they could build their confidence together (he is not mean). We actually are starting to think he is a velcro dog and quite the personality is coming out! To inquire about adoption or foster-to-adoption please email us at beourpet@gmail.com. A generous donor has agreed to sponsor his adoption fee in the hopes that someone will take him in. To make a tax-deductible donation towards his medical care while he is with us (around $500) please do so at www.paypal.me/UOH or send a check to our attention to 4040 Railroad Ave, Pittsburg, CA 94565 #startastoryadopt #shelterpetlove #seniordogsrock #pomchi #pomeranianmix GENERAL INFO: Housebroken?: Needs reinforcement Crate Trained?: Yes Leash Trained?: Not really Rides Well in Car?: Yes Non-Shedding?: No Good with cats?: Yes, we think so Good with dogs?: Yes Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: yes Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of 12 Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates of adoption fees after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. Some of our senior animals have sponsorships for their food/vet care/medicine for the rest of their life at our vet in Pittsburg, CA (94565) Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service. Other retired public servants, please let us know what career you retired from and we can let you know if we offer any discounts for your adoption Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director with any inquiries at beourpet@gmail.com. Detailed emails will be answered first. We thank Maddie's Fund for their sponsorship, Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services, Lovely Grooming for our grooming needs, and Delta Dog Camp for training. We thank Memoirs of a Dog and Share the Joy Photography for the beautiful portraits of many of our animals and a special thanks to volunteer photographers Barbara, Kristy, Christine and Natalie. Please support these businesses for supporting rescue! Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director at beourpet@gmail.com with any inquiries. Detailed emails will be answered first.
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    • Labradoodle Dog For Adoption in Pittsburg, CA

      *Bumble Holi...

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      rescue
      Breed: Labradoodle
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: Pittsburg, CA
      Posted Breed: Poodle (Standard) / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (long coat). Umbrella of Hope "Be Our Pet" Abused puppy in need of donations for surgery... ***We are trying to raise awareness and funding for Bumble. Thank you for understanding that we are NOT accepting any applications for this dog right now. He cannot be considered adoptable until he has healed (likely late February-early March 2017). Early applications will be discarded and applicants will not be considered*** Bumble's Go Fund Me (tax-deductible): https://www.gofundme.com/bumblethetripoddoodle Bumble's Instagram: @bumblethetripoddoodle Bumble's Amazon Wish List: http://a.co/iiOTPAb Tax-deductible online donations can also be accepted here: www.paypal.me/UOH BUMBLE'S STORY We got notification that an 8 week old puppy had been surrendered to a veterinary clinic after the owner/breeder brought him in with a grave injury to his right rear leg (shattered femur). The story ranged from falling off of a couch to "maybe hit by a car" but after refusing to pay for treatment, he was signed over. It appears (according to several veterinarians that the injury was likely caused by a vicious blow to the leg (a kick?). Our friends at Wings of Rescue were contacted and they asked us to take him into our program. Thanks to the lovely volunteers at Pilots and Paws, he was flown to us to begin his recovery and start his new life. While initially we had hoped to save his leg, the attending faculty/ortho specialists at UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (one of the best vet schools in the country) have told us that amputation is the only option. We will pursue this surgery for him and the therapy needed to get him up and running and we need your help to do so. Due to the need for 24 hour hospitalization and surgery and aftercare, our estimated costs are currently around $7,000 if there are no complications. UPDATE 1: He is gravely anemic due to the trauma and the surgery is risky anyway so he is getting daily bloodwork to try to find the "sweet spot" that lessens his risk. In the meantime, he has been hospitalized on pain killers and antibiotics and medications to help mitigate any blood loss. He is very sweet and gentle but horrifically underweight at 15 lbs (he should be closer to 20 lbs). He is getting hand fed special weight-gain "meatballs" by the staff at our vet clinic every 2 hours in an effort to strengthen his system. UPDATE 2: He is now almost 18 lbs and has been cleared for surgery and will have the procedure in the next couple of days. Fingers crossed and please send love and light his way. Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director at beourpet@gmail.com with any inquiries. Detailed emails will be answered first.
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    • Italian Greyhuahua Dog For Adoption in Pittsburg, CA

      *Twinkle Hol...

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      Breed: Italian Greyhuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Pittsburg, CA
      Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Umbrella of Hope "Be Our Pet" 1 yr old, 6 lb Chihuahua and Italian Greyhound Mix SPAYED FEMALE for ADOPTION Meet Miss Twinkle Holiday Twinkle joins us from Solano County Sheriff's Office Animal Care Division Twinkle is a 1 yr old, 6 lb Chihuahua and Italian Greyhound Mix SPAYED FEMALE. She is also microchipped, vaccinated and free of parasites. Twinkle is a LOVELY little dog. She is gentle and sweet and happy and loving. She is crate trained, walks well on a leash and loves car rides. She is great with other dogs and seems fine with cats. She even likes kids. Due to her likely Italian Greyhound heritage, she is a THIN BUILD dog with LONG SPINDLY LEGS. We are specifically looking for an adopter who has experience or is willing to research the specific needs of this type of dog. Her tiny front leg bones can break very easily and she should be taught to use stairs or a ramp to get on and off the couch and bed. She should never be asked to jump out of the car. The 4th picture shows exactly what can happen to a dog with long skinny legs who is allowed to jump off of something. It is EXPENSIVE and painful. (We took the picture from google images. We do not have the dog in the 4th picture and it is not Twinkle. Her legs are fine) Due to her breed mix, she is a NATURALLY THIN dog and should stay that way. This means you should be ready for constant comments about how "skinny" she is. Most people's dogs (like most people) are too fat and it seems as if our viewpoints have been skewed regarding what is a healthy weight for animals. We see over and over again where people assume that rescued dogs were STARVED and they try to compensate for that by over-feeding them and making them too fat. It is better for a dog to be slightly thin than to be overweight!!! Because of her bone structure, she should be kept at a healthy and trim weight to protect those delicate bones and joints. She is an adolescent and is in that awkward calorie-burning stage and with normal, regular feeding should get to the point naturally where she is a perfect weight. You should ALWAYS be able to see a dog's ribs -- you should not be able to count them. If you are interested in bringing this lovely, social girl into your home, please send us a DETAILED email about your family and be sure to address both how you plan to protect her legs and keep her at a healthy weight. We can be reached at beourpet@gmail.com If you cannot adopt but would like to make a tax deductible donation towards part of her care while she is with us (around $200), please do so online at www.paypal.me/UOH or email us for a physical address to send a check. #staryastoryadopt #shelterpetlove #sighthoundmix #naturallythindog #italiangreyhoundmix #chihuahuamix GENERAL INFO: Housebroken?: Yes, we think so but needs reinforcement Crate Trained?: Yes Leash Trained?: Yes Rides Well in Car?: Yes Non-Shedding?: No Good with cats?: Yes, we think so Good with dogs?: Yes Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: No Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of 8 (due to size/build of dog) Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates of adoption fees after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. Some of our senior animals have sponsorships for their food/vet care/medicine for the rest of their life at our vet in Pittsburg, CA (94565) Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service. Other retired public servants, please let us know what career you retired from and we can let you know if we offer any discounts for your adoption Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director with any inquiries at beourpet@gmail.com. Detailed emails will be answered first. We thank Maddie's Fund for their sponsorship, Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services, Lovely Grooming for our grooming needs, and Delta Dog Camp for training. We thank Memoirs of a Dog and Share the Joy Photography for the beautiful portraits of many of our animals and a special thanks to volunteer photographers Barbara, Kristy, Christine and Natalie. Please support these businesses for supporting rescue! Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director at beourpet@gmail.com with any inquiries. Detailed emails will be answered first.
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