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Jax - Pekingese / Mixed Dog For Adoption
Pekingese Mix Dog For Adoption in Smithsburg, MD, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-27927
Times Ad Viewed: 235 times
Date Listed: 02/17/2017
Date Expires: 14 days from now

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rescue
Breed: Pekingese Mix
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Jax

Color/Markings: White
Availability Date: 02/17/2017
Location: Smithsburg, MD 21705
USA
USA
Tags: Pekingese Mix Dog For Adoption in Smithsburg, MD, USA

Pekingese Mix Dog For Adoption in Smithsburg, MD, USA

Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other

Posted Breed: Pekingese / Mixed. Fore more information: www.toybreedsinneed.org MD, DC, Northern VA residents ONLY! Jax is a stunning cream colored Pekingese Mix. We cannot be certain but, we think Jax may be part Peke and part lion. This little boy has courage and heart that is nothing short of inspirational. He is a young dog at only 5 years of age. He is 17 pounds of fluffy, sweet, cotton candy. Jax loves to play with other dogs and gives his foster Mom a smooch every time she picks him up. TBIN offered to welcome Jax into our rescue after his family decided they were no longer able to care for him. Months prior to being surrendered, Jax suffered a ruptured disc and so now his hind legs are paralyzed - sadly, Jax not only had a ruptured disc, but also has other bulging discs. This coupled with the time that had lapsed since he became paralyzed, meant that surgery was not advised. The great news is that Jax is in no pain whatsoever and is blissfully unaware that he is paralyzed. Since he is paralyzed, his foster Mom expresses Jax's bladder for him. If kept on a regular schedule, he does not have any accidents in the house. He is incredibly smart and eager to please. He is great at entertaining himself and loves to throw a toy in the air and then chase after it. He really loves to wrestle with other dogs and will crawl into his foster Mom's lap for a snuggle. He just loves to be loved on. Jax's foster parents even bought Jax a snazzy wheelchair made just for him! Jax is otherwise in good health, up-to-date on vaccines, Heartworm negative, and has been microchipped. His condition does not require any additional medications or treatments (like all of our dogs, we are supporting him through holistic medicine to ensure his continued health). Jax's ideal home would include a seasoned doggie guardian (must be able to provide a vet reference), someone who is able to take him outside for regular potty breaks (he should be expressed every 5-6 hours but he is totally fine overnight). Another small, playful canine would be ideal as he loves to play. He also needs a home without any cats, kids, or large dogs. If you feel that you have room in your heart and home for Jax, please complete an Adoption Application: http://www.toybreedsinneed.org/adopt-1.html

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