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

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Organization Name: Toy Breeds In Need Rescue
Location: Smithsburg, MD
USA
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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
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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    • Pug Dog For Adoption in Smithsburg, MD, USA

      Shelby

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      Breed: Pug
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pug (short coat). For more information: www.toybreedsinneed.org AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION OR LONG-TERM FOSTER - MD, DC, Northern VA ONLY **Please read Shelby's bio carefully!** As his namesake suggests, Shelby is a as sweet as Southern Iced Tea! This 6 year old gentleman Pug is full of nothing but joy and happiness. He is truly one of the happiest Pugs we have ever encountered! He gleefully wags his tail when meeting new dogs and very much wants to play. He loves to play with stuffed toys and is a very gentle boy. Whenever his foster Mom bends down to rub his broad chest, he offers her a sweet kiss on the nose. Several months prior to being surrendered to TBIN, Shelby jumped off of a sofa and injured his back. Some anti-inflammatories were given and he recovered quickly but has a sway and swagger to his gait - we think it just makes him even more endearing. This does not slow him down as he walks and even runs (he cannot manage steps, though, and would need to be carried). He is in no pain and his condition is stable and does not require any medications. The injury did leave him with less control over his bowels and bladder - this is managed by a belly band and a good sense of humor. Shelby can urinate on his own but, his foster Mom expresses his bladder (this is VERY easy to do - we can show you how!) in order to ensure that he is completely empty which minimizes leaking and is better for his bladder health. Shelby does sometimes poop when he is sleeping, however, his foster Mom has also been able to help him with pooping outside so this happens much less frequently. Adopters should be prepared to deal with this (again, this is easy to manage but, it is not for everyone so, please be honest with yourself (and us!) prior to inquiring about him). Shelby eats a very high quality diet so he usually only poops once a day. This sweet boy is more than worth it. When Shelby was surrendered, he was dangerously obese. Thankfully, with diet and exercise, the weight has come off and Shelby is feeling like a brand new Pug! He's now at his ideal weight and weighs around 22 pounds. He was raised around children and we feel he would be okay with older, respectful kiddos (7 and up). Shelby likes hanging out in a bed with another Pug or two, but he would be fine as an 'only' dog, too. A fenced yard is preferred. He is a fabulous little Pug and we know that whomever is fortunate enough to share their life with him will be rewarded with tons of Pug kisses and love. Shelby is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, Heartworm negative, has been dewormed, has had a full senior profile (blood work and urinalysis), and is microchipped. If you feel that you have room in your heart and home for Shelby, please complete an Adoption Application: http://www.toybreedsinneed.org/adopt-1.html
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