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Fluffy #12319
Dog Information
Color: Red Coat: Long-Hair Special needs dog? No
Pattern: None Gender: Male Sanctuary dog? No
Size: Tweenie Weight: 14 lbs Spayed/Neutered? Yes
Age: 4 Years Category: Adult
State: MD - View more in MD
Added: 2017-08-02




Biography
Poor Fluffy was turned in to a local shelter along with four Chihuahuas from the same home because the owners said they had too many dogs. He is a very handsome boy. It's not really clear what kind of life he had, or even if he was an inside dog, but he seems to have missed a lot in the TLC category. He is timid at times and will be fearful when he transitions to his new home so he will need a very patient adopter who has a quiet home with no children or visiting children. He will do best in a single-family home with securely fenced yard where the adopter doesn't expect him to walk on a leash. He doesn't have leash-walking skills since his previous owners were probably hoarders. Also, if your fence isn't 100% secure, you can expect Fluffy to escape under or through the fence.

Fluffy is a sweet gentle dog. He mixes well with other dogs in his foster home but he may not be entirely comfortable with a dominant one. He doesn't play with the other dogs yet. The first night he followed everyone upstairs, found a place in the big bed and fell asleep. If you are on the sofa or in bed he will lie next to or on you but for some reason he is uncomfortable when you are standing. He will shy away from you or lay under the table which is quite sad. Fluffy will follow you around but at distance. He is making progress every day. He mastered the doggie door and will go outside by himself. If the other dogs are barking outside he will go out and investigate. He likes to sit by you and lick your face. When you come home from work he will be at the door to greet you.

Fluffy is not a picky eater. He is a little thin so we are feeding him extra. He does well around other dogs while eating. He is not food aggressive with people. Fluffy is making progress but he is not house-trained. He isn't crate-trained either. In the morning when it's time to go out, he will follow you but if you are standing over him he is intimidated and won't go out.

When we first rescued Fluffy he had a cherry eye and tested positive for Lymes disease. We have since repaired the cherry eye and put him on 30 days of antibiotics for the Lymes disease.

****Applicants must be willing to travel to Ellicott City MD (10 miles south of Baltimore) to meet and adopt Fluffy. His adoption fee is $275.****

Vetting Information
• Distemper Combo - NO Lepto 2017-07-10
• Bordetella 2017-07-10
• Heartworm Tested 2017-07-11
• Rabies 2017-07-12
• Wellness exam 2017-07-13
• Fecal Tested 2017-07-14
Other Things To Know About This Dog
• Must have fenced yard
• Needs dog buddy
• No children
• No large dogs
• No small children
• Quiet home needed

Want to know more about Fluffy? Email foster family at ann_donnawell@comcast.net