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

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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: 02/03/2017
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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    • Bichon Frise Dog For Adoption in East Hanover, NJ

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      Breed: Bichon Frise
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: East Hanover, NJ
      Posted Breed: Bichon Frise (short coat). Wynter (Bichon Female Age 11) and Muffin (Cockapoo Female Age between 13-16?) are absolutely adorable!!! Sweet and loving! Both have had full checkups, blood work, and are up to date on vaccines. All tests came back healthy! We are having their teeth cleaned at the end of Feb & Beginning of March, which is all that needs to be done. Wynter & Muffin's Mommy put them in Boarding at Petsmart just after the new year so she could have routine knee surgery. Sadly Wynter's mommy died during surgery and Wynter and her sisters were stuck in boarding not knowing that their mommy will never return to get them. Muffin is the most affectionate of the two and loves to put her paws up on your lap and get attention, sit on your lap, rub her head against you and get all your attention. She is a TOTAL LAP DOG and just loves to be held or cuddle next to you. She is quick and agile and runs around like a young dog 1/2 her age. She can also jump up on the bed and does stairs like a pro. (Her real age is unknown, her former owners vet guessed her age as 8 years old / 8 years ago when she was adopted) I think she is much younger... probably 12 or 13 at the most. Wynter was very overweight, 24 lbs when we got her(Probably from eating both her food and most of Muffins). She is now down to 20 lbs and still losing. She can go down stairs with help from her leash and can go up small flights of stairs with the help of you supporting her with her leash but is getting better and more confident every day (as she loses the weight). Muffin is underweight, She started out at 8.5 lbs when we got her. Muffin is on a "Fattening up" diet and is being fed 3 times a day on high calorie puppy food till she gains back her weight (She really should be about 12 lbs or more. She is up to about 10 lbs as of now. Muffin should ALWAYS be fed separately from Wynter as winter is a gobbler and Muffin is a picker. The way I do it is a put down a towel on the bed and put her food on the towel so she can go up and down and eat when she wants without Wynter being able to get it. (Wynter can not jump up on the bed) This or something similar would have to be continued for life or Muffin will not get enough food and Wynter will get too much. Both are housebroken / wee wee pad trained, they will need some time and patience to adjust to a new home and routine. If taken out often during the day, they don't go much on the pads but will always need them overnight. They are very good about ONLY going on their pads and no where else in the room, so that is a big plus. They seem to get along great with other dogs and they LOVE people. They do bark at cats, so probably a home without cats is best. Wynter & Muffin are in Northern New Jersey so you should live within 3 hours driving distance if possible. Some exceptions would be made for the right fit. If you are interested in adopting Wynter please fill out an application at this link: http\://www.bichonrescuenj.com/bichon-frise-rescue-nnj-adoption-app.html Both these beautiful girls deserve a new loving home to live out their lives with people who love them.
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    • Cockapoo Dog For Adoption in East Hanover, NJ

      Muffin

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      Breed: Cockapoo
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: East Hanover, NJ
      Posted Breed: Cockapoo (short coat). Wynter (Bichon Female Age 11) and Muffin (Cockapoo Female Age between 13-16?) are absolutely adorable!!! Sweet and loving! Both have had full checkups, blood work, and are up to date on vaccines. All tests came back healthy! We are having their teeth cleaned at the end of Feb & Beginning of March, which is all that needs to be done. Wynter & Muffin's Mommy put them in Boarding at Petsmart just after the new year so she could have routine knee surgery. Sadly Wynter's mommy died during surgery and Wynter and her sisters were stuck in boarding not knowing that their mommy will never return to get them. Muffin is the most affectionate of the two and loves to put her paws up on your lap and get attention, sit on your lap, rub her head against you and get all your attention. She is a TOTAL LAP DOG and just loves to be held or cuddle next to you. She is quick and agile and runs around like a young dog 1/2 her age. She can also jump up on the bed and does stairs like a pro. (Her real age is unknown, her former owners vet guessed her age as 8 years old / 8 years ago when she was adopted) I think she is much younger... probably 12 or 13 at the most. Wynter was very overweight, 24 lbs when we got her(Probably from eating both her food and most of Muffins). She is now down to 20 lbs and still losing. She can go down stairs with help from her leash and can go up small flights of stairs with the help of you supporting her with her leash but is getting better and more confident every day (as she loses the weight). Muffin is underweight, She started out at 8.5 lbs when we got her. Muffin is on a "Fattening up" diet and is being fed 3 times a day on high calorie puppy food till she gains back her weight (She really should be about 12 lbs or more. She is up to about 10 lbs as of now. Muffin should ALWAYS be fed separately from Wynter as winter is a gobbler and Muffin is a picker. The way I do it is a put down a towel on the bed and put her food on the towel so she can go up and down and eat when she wants without Wynter being able to get it. (Wynter can not jump up on the bed) This or something similar would have to be continued for life or Muffin will not get enough food and Wynter will get too much. Both are housebroken / wee wee pad trained, they will need some time and patience to adjust to a new home and routine. If taken out often during the day, they don't go much on the pads but will always need them overnight. They are very good about ONLY going on their pads and no where else in the room, so that is a big plus. They seem to get along great with other dogs and they LOVE people. They do bark at cats, so probably a home without cats is best. Wynter & Muffin are in Northern New Jersey so you should live within 3 hours driving distance if possible. Some exceptions would be made for the right fit. If you are interested in adopting Wynter please fill out an application at this link: http\://www.bichonrescuenj.com/bichon-frise-rescue-nnj-adoption-app.html Both these beautiful girls deserve a new loving home to live out their lives with people who love them.
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