Meet Teddie, a 9.5 year old female Shih tzu. Teddie came to KAR and was missing fur, stinky and itchy. KAR changed her diet and put her on an antihistamine drug and she grew fur and itching stopped. Wonderful transformation. Her past medical files say she has had seizures in the past and is on medication for that. Fosters have not witnessed one, so guessing it is working well. She will require staying on two of the meds and the third is recommended so she doesn’t relapse with itching and missing fur. Something to discuss with your own vet. We did switch her to a fish dry dog food and freeze-dried liver treats which we believe helped with this transformation. Past medical records say she gets car sick but have not witnessed that either taking her to vet and groomer. She is a sweet girl with such a sweet face. She likes to be with you and will often sit and watch you. She gets along with our other dogs and cats. She does like to play with some soft toys and will play tug of war and grrr a little. Her favorite past time is chewing up napkins. She has overturned small waste baskets to get to them. Sometimes we give her something on purpose because she loves to destroy paper. She comes with her own crate and up until we took down would be found sleeping in it on a pillow. She loves to go on walks but will wander if not on leash. Would want a fenced yard if you are not willing to take out on leash all the time. She has had accidents in the house so going back to crate would work well if leaving the house or unattended. She will whine for a while if her favorite person leaves the house. So who wants to be her favorite person and give her a forever home.
Candy B is her foster parent. The adoption fee for Teddie is $250, please complete our online application formspeak to a volunteer if you are interested in adopting Teddie. A volunteer will contact you.
All Kalamazoo Animal Rescue dogs & puppies are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Dogs have been heartworm tested and if appropriate (age and time of year) all dogs and puppies are given heartworm preventative. All are given medication to rid them of roundworms and checked and treated for fleas & ear mites, if needed. Dogs and puppies are given distemper vaccines and depending on how long the pet has been in foster care, additional distemper vaccine(s) may be necessary and the expense will be incurred by the adopter. Any canine over 4 months of age is brought current on the Rabies vaccine. Additional vet care may have been provided depending on the particular animal's needs. Dogs are individually priced as above.
It is in the best interest of pooch and owner to enroll in an obedience class soon after adoption. After all, you have a lot to learn about your new friend. Both PetSmart and the Kalamazoo Dog Training Club offer a discount to owners with newly adopted dogs. Enroll before any behavior problems start - you won't regret it!