Pet’s Name: Daisy
Daisy is a one-and-a-half-year-old cutie pie. She is a perfect lap dog, an affectionate companion, a joyful little girl. We are looking for someone who will love her as much as we do.
Daisy was purchased from an “accidental breeder” and adopted at 7 weeks by two senior women (mother and daughter). Daisy needs a younger owner who can take her for frequent walks and provide lots of playtime to expend her excess energy.
Daisy is NOT fully house-broken. She still uses the pee pads. Even though she prefers to go outside, and tries to communicate that to us, she doesn’t always get to go outdoors for potty. She needs a fence and preferably a doggy door to speed up her potty training. She pees on the pad, but poops near the pad, not on it. When we allow her in the house to be with us, she will always go back to her room to pee on the pad. But she will poop wherever she happens to be and doesn’t bother going back to the pee pad.
She is an affectionate lap dog who wants lots of cuddles between occasional outbursts of activity! She will cuddle with you all day and night. But she has a lot of energy that she needs to expend. She plays fetch, her favorite game, for about 20 minutes in the evening to wind down for bedtime.
She loves everyone! Men, women, children, dogs. She gets SO excited when company comes that she can’t contain her joy. She barks and jumps and wiggles her heinie incessantly. She is not intimidated by bigger dogs. But being so small, she can easily be mistreated by big dogs and younger children without proper supervision.
Annoying behaviors: 1) Daisy is frequently mouthing and nipping, especially when she’s excited and full of energy. 2) Daisy hates to be left alone and becomes quite upset during our absence by tearing up her pee pad. 3) When you want to pick her up, you have to “catch her” first. To get her, you have to sit down and let her jump on your lap.
Daisy has stenotic nares (narrowed nostrils) which cause her to snore at times. She also has an elongated soft palate, a condition where the soft palate is too long so that the tip of it protrudes into the airway and interferes with movement of air into the lungs. This causes on rare occasions for Daisy to make a harsh, wheezing sound in the back of her throat, which frightens her. Neither of these issues cause any serious medical concerns.
Breed: Shih Tsu / Pekinese
Date of Birth: January 12, 2022
Re-Home Fee: $180.00
Reason for re-homing:
Older pet owner and elderly mother are experiencing growing medical issues and mobility problems, which limits our ability to provide the care that Daisy needs.
Spayed or Neutered: Yes
Current on Vaccines: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Child Friendly: Yes