Shallbe - Coton de Tulear Dog For Adoption
Coton de Tulear Dog For Adoption in East Hanover, NJ

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Date Listed: 02/27/2016
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Organization Name: Bichon Rescue of Northern New Jersey, Inc.
Location: East Hanover, NJ 07936
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Breed: Coton de Tulear
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Shallbe

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: White
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 02/27/2016
Location: East Hanover, NJ 07936
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Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs No
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Coton de Tulear. Shallbe is a Coton de Tulear. She is 12 Years old, 22 lbls, Healthy (with some controllable issues - see below), Housebroken and wee wee pad trained, Spayed, Up to date on shots. She is a overweight but will slim down if she can be walked more often for exercise. Although she is healthy she does have some issues that require upkeep. 1) She has severe dry eye, and does not produce ANY tears... so she requires artificial tears - drops 2-3 times a day if possible. and tacrolimus prescription drops 2 times a day. 2) She has allergic dermatitis that is now controlled with a completely fish only diet (no chicken, lamb, beef etc) This goes for treats too! Only fish diet with no other protein ingredients in it. She is currently on Blue Buffalo Canned Fish and Sweet Potato diet. (DO NOT... go off this diet or she can break out in sores on her skin) Even then she often will get a few dry crusty patches so we also give her 1/2 a 10 mg Zyrtec Tablet 2 times a day to keep it under control and she should only be bathed (at least every 2-3 weeks) with a medicated shampoo called: MALASEB Anti Fungal Shampoo She loves to follow you around and be petted and give licks... She loves to go for walks! She loves belly rubs and will roll over to get them. She is now used to getting her drops in her eyes and is good for it. She is really a love when you get to know her and loves to be with her human! She just needs someone to give her a chance. She is fine with being left alone for a few hours and hardly barks ever. Only on occasion if you are late with her breakfast LOL. She does not like her tail or back legs to be played with, brushed, cleaned or fussed with. She may try to nip initially, but is more of a faker... (lol) she tries to nip then licks you...So we prefer someone who is a strong leader. This will subside once she gets to trust you and love you. She needs an adult home with no young children under the age of 15 and an EXPERIENCED dog owner and STRONG PACK LEADER that has the patience and know how to help Shallbe with adjusting to her new home. To go to the vet or the groomer she has to be muzzled to be safe and make it easy for the vet and groomer (which I have one for her & she is fine with it) She prefers to be the only pet in the home... She does sniff and wag her tail at some dogs, but will growl and bark if they go near her bed or food or if they are alpha or aggressively trying to jump on her. She also will do this sometimes meeting dogs on leash so she should NEVER be let off leash to play with other dogs! She is partially blind from the years of untreated dry eye (but can see shadows) and sees well enough to get around her surroundings once she knows them and to walk outside with you on a leash (just watch for holes or things sticking up out of the ground and steer her away from them as she doesn't see little things well) She is also has diminished hearing but can hear loud claps or vibrations or very loud voices. Due to her weight and site issues she can not climb stairs (one or 2 is ok with the help of a leash) but no more than that. She is about 22 lbs and pretty heavy to pick up and carry (if you ever did have to go up stairs) If you are from the NORTHERN NJ or surrounding area....and you think you can give Shallbe the attention and love she needs. Won't you consider opening your home and heart to this little cutie? If you are interested in possibly adopting Shallbe, please fill out our Adoption application at: http://www.bichonrescuenj.com/bichon-frise-rescue-nnj-adoption-app.html Due to the volume of emails we receive, we cannot answer individual emails; if we feel your home may be a match for a dog, we will contact you usually within one week of application submission

Coton de Tulear

Overview: The Coton de Tulear is very rare, but has gained popularity in the USA in recent years. This is a good, small companion dog.
Breed Group: Companion
Weight (lbs): 12-15
Height (in): 10-12
Colors: white, black and white
Coat: The coat is long and fluffy.
Character: The Coton de Tulear is alert, gentle and loving.
Temperament: The Coton de Tulear gets along well with children and other animals.
Care: The coat requires regular brushing. Bathe only as needed.
Training: The Coton de Tulear is intelligent and catches on quickly. They may need patience as some are stubborn.
Activity: The Coton de Tulear likes to play in a fenced in yard.
Country of Origin: France
Life Expectancy: 14-16

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      Breed: Bichon Frise
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: East Hanover, NJ
      Posted Breed: Bichon Frise (short coat). Cubby Bear is an 11 year old, 19 lb Male Bichon. He is UTD on vaccines but not neutered (Which we will have done). He is very very friendly & good with kids & other dogs. He is very affectionate and get's attached to people very quickly. His owner has had him since puppyhood and is being forced to give him up as her apartment she has lived in for over 10 years is going pet free and her new neighbors have put in a complaint saying they want the dog out by August 15th. She is a widow with mounting medical bills to pay from her husband's long illness that makes it financially impossible for her to move anywhere else. Cubby is healthy, but can get occasional ear infections & recently had hurt his neck, but it is almost healed after being on Rymadil for 2 weeks. He can now go down steps just fine, but is just starting to go up them, so a home without a lot of steps would be a good fit. He has a very slight heart murmur that he has always had and does not bother him at all. Cubby may need to wear a belly band inside as he sometimes will lift his leg if not taken out often enough. (We can supply you with some of these till he is used to your routine) We will also pay to have him neutered and teeth cleaned at our Vet in West Caldwell for anyone that adopts him. If you can open your heart & home to this wondeful loving little boy, you will be rewarded with years of love and puppy kisses! Please fill out our application at this link: http://www.bichonrescuenj.com/bichon-frise-rescue-nnj-adoption-app.html
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