Sweet elderly gentleman
Age: 12+ years old
Breed: Mini Pinscher
Size: Toy (3kg)
Microchip #: 900032000308430
Location: Campbelltown area, NSW
Adoption fee: $TBC
Flea/Tick/Worm/Heartworm prevention: Yes
Health Check: Yes*
*Advanced solid cataracts (blind)
Little Joey is a sweet little elderly boy. Although he is blind, has no teeth, and is hard of hearing, he is otherwise incredibly healthy for his age. We have had his eyes checked and he may be a candidate for cataract surgery (as long as the retina is not detached) but this is an expensive exercise at his age and out of our budget due to the number of other dogs with urgent medical costs.
Joey would suit a home with people home most of the time. He loves to snuggle in bed or on the sofa… he is a great little companion for someone with a quiet lifestyle. Having said that he is quite happy to come into the office and go on weekend outings to park and beach and is popular with everyone he meets!
Joey loves to find a sunny spot outside and sniff around the backyard, verge, or park… but isn’t keen for a walk on a lead. This isn’t a problem though as he is easy to scoop up in one arm to carry him and he doesn’t run off suddenly when at the park.
Little Joey had major dental 3-5 years ago and has no teeth but he has a healthy appetite and has no problem eating kibble.
He would be fine as an only dog or with other dogs/pets that don’t pay him any attention. He has been building up his confidence and will 'play' with his foster carer but not with the resident dog.
Joey was initially a bit clingy and would get a bit stressed when he didn't know where his foster carer was but has become alot more confident and independent over the seven weeks he has been in care.
Joey's preference would be to sleep on your bed and sleeps through the night without needing to get up. If sleeping in his own bed he may get up once in the middle of the night.
In short, Joey is looking for a home with:
someone home most of the time with a quiet lifestyle and lots of love to give
without many stairs and that doesn’t have any dangers for him falling due to his blindness
a family who can look after him in his twilight years
All of 'Jade's Dog Rescue' pets are desexed, up-to-date with vaccinations and treatments (including flea, tick, worm and heartworm),
and full health check given by our wonderful vets.