He Adores Meeting New People

Saturday March 7th, 2020

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Written by Second Chance Animal Rescue:

Sailor

Breed: Chihuahua Mix
DOB: February 12, 2018
Weight: TBD
Sex: Male
Energy Level: medium energy
Adoption Fee: $375.00

Requirements:
-fully secured fenced yard (no electric fence)
-no apartments
-if another dog in the home, must be calm and respectful dog that is less than 40 lbs
-respectful children in the home must be at least 7 years old

Pup-sonality:
This sweet boy is one of our Hurricane Dorian rescues. He was pulled out of an overflowing shelter in Georgia by the CORES group (Coalition of Ontario Rescues for Emergency Support), so that dogs displaced from the Bahamas could move in and receive assistance.

This brown-eyed boy will simply capture your heart with all the love he has to give. Sailor is a friendly charmer who’s had a hard start to life. He doesn’t have good use of his hind end but this doesn’t seem to slow him down. This happy-go-lucky little guy loves the active life and enjoys playing with other dogs his own speed, but will also happily play with his toys on his own. He enjoys a good game of tug-of-war with a human, and might join in ‘chase-me’ with gentle dogs. While he may need to be gently corrected at times when he gets too excited while playing, overall he’s quite laid back. A perfect gent walking on leash, Sailor loves the great outdoors in warm weather and is the perfect buddy on a sunny afternoon. Once he is settled and comfortable in a car, he inevitably relaxes and falls asleep.

He adores meeting new people and seems to gravitate towards children, reserving his special love radar for the family he lives with. One of his favourite things to do is snuggle up with his favourite human or pup to feel secure and loved. Sailor loves attention, cuddling, playing, and is just a happy soul.

Sailor is not crated at his foster home, but he is calm and on his best behaviour when his foster family leaves the house. He is steadily improving in the house-training department and is learning how to be a good roommate with his foster siblings!

He is unknown about his interactions with cats. Sailor does not like loud or sudden noises and will bark at something that startles him.

He sleeps well through the night on his own dog bed. His foster family describes him as ‘one of the biggest sweethearts’ they’ve ever fostered, who loves interacting with people and welcomes all belly rubs!

Medical Note: Sailor has had Vertebral malformation at T12 with kyphosis at T12-T13. Which is a compression of his spine due to some kind of trama. We have consulted with a couple of veterinarians on what we could do for him and unfortunately there is not much that could be done if we are to take into account his well-being and quality of life. Whoever adopts him will need understand that he does have a disability and be financially stable to take this on in the future if something were to happen down the road, they will also need to understand he cannot be climbing stairs or jumping off furniture as this can cause more damage to his spine.

Because of these injuries, he may still have bathroom accidents in the home and can have a difficult time when going in the yard, but his foster family says that he does a pretty good job of keeping himself clean. It is our hope to see Sailor in a fitted wheelchair to assist with mobility and bathroom issues, which will require a family willing to work with him through his stages of learning.

Apply to adopt Sailor today at https://secondchanceanimalrescuewe.wordpress.com/adoptdog/

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