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Need a little zing in your life? A little love? How about a little Zorro? This 7 year old boy a real lovebug. Within minutes of meeting him he will want your cuddles and caresses. Zorro was a puppy mill dog, sold at a pet shop. Although he was truly loved, his owner did not have to means to care for him as she should. He had a broken leg before he was one year old. It was repaired and the plate removed once the leg was healed. And then no other vet visits. Fortunately, Zorro has suffered no long term effects of that neglect. He is heartworm-negative, parasite-negative, and has no problems with the previously broken leg. According to Zorroâs original owner, he has had some seizures, usually 4-5 months apart. These consists of some mild shaking and turning his head side to side. As witnessed in his foster home, these spells are over within minutes with Zorro back to his normal bubbly self again. Now that he is on a simple daily medication he has not had any further seizures. In fact, this lover boy was semi-cryptorchid, having only one descended testicle. He did great during his complicated neuter and had no seizure events. In his original home Zorro spent very little time outside because he had been paper-trained to potty indoors. He will need to learn leash-walking manners. While in his MAIGR foster home, Zorro only had one potty accident indoors. He quickly learned the household routine and had no further accidents. The only negative thing his foster mom mentioned is that he does not like to be picked up. This may change as he gets to know you better. He will have no problems jumping into your lap or into a car. Zorro is cat-safe, having lived with 4 cats in his original home. He is also large and small dog safe. He loves toys, but donât give him any that are fuzzy because they will soon be shredded. He travels well in his crate and loves sleeping in it at night or just relaxing in it during the day while you are out of the house. If you forget to cover him with a blanket at bedtime, heâll fuss a bit until you remember. Even better, heâd love to sleep under the covers with you. Zorro is being fostered in Raleigh NC. Visit us on FB at: http://www.facebook.com/IGrescueVa. Also, please fill out an app, as they are processed in the order in which they are received: http://www.midatlanticiggyrescue.com. Zorro is property of IGRF.
Adult, Male, Small
Cuddles is a 3 year old neutered male Italian greyhound who is extremely intelligent and has a mind of his own. He would prefer to do things his way than to listen to his person but can be bribed with treats sometimes, you see he likes life on his terms which is not always easy or convenient for his people. He doesn't respond well to a confrontation but he needs an experienced, firm owner as he can see right through a softy which tells him he knows how to get his way very quickly due to being very intelligent he can manipulate to get his way but a sly human can always prevail! The issue is he wants to claim items and people, he also prefers to come back into the house in his own time but that's where the treats come in handy or just being patient. He has come a long way since he joined rescue. He is crate trained, loves walking on a leash, doesn't mind getting groomed and will tolerate his teeth getting brushed. He would prefer a home that could spend more time enriching his life perhaps by taking him to agility or starting obedience training on a reward basis. This is a special boy who deserves a second chance in an amazing home with the right kind of owner. Cuddles will not do well in a home with children under the age of 16. He is being fostered in Frederick, MD. Visit us on FB at: http://www.facebook.com/IGrescueVa. Also, please fill out an app, as they are processed in the order in which they are received: http://www.midatlanticiggyrescue.com. is property of IGRF
Young, Male, Small
Biscuit is a very sweet and loving 13 year young, petite, but over weight iggy being fostered in Morehead City, NC. She currently weighs 17 lbs. Like most iggyâs she loves nothing better than snuggling with her person under a blanket. She will either use a doggy door to go outside to potty or will use a puppy pad and seldom has accidents. She gets along well with the other dogs in the house and will sometimes follow them around hoping for some extra attention. She is slow to trust people but has come a long way since entering foster with MAIGR. Biscuit has just started coming out of her shell and it is a delight to see her becoming more social and even playful. A quiet house without small children is recommended, as she is fearful of sudden movement. She enjoys sleeping in bed at night with her foster parents, but would also do well in a crate with her blankets. Biscuit has done well on a wet food diet and healthy snacks. Biscuit is currently working on her weight with diet control and short walks. Biscuit had some serious health issues when first rescued including mammary tumors and very bad teeth. Now that she is healthy again she is like a new dog, enjoying life for the first time. Visit us on FB at: http://www.facebook.com/IGrescueVa. Also, please fill out an app, as they are processed in the order in which they are received: http://www.midatlanticiggyrescue.com. Biscuit is property of IGRF
Senior, Female, Medium
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