Monday, November 30, 2015
Special Needs Dog, Buddy, Needs a Loving Caretaker
Buddy’s life changed when he met Pauline. As a 5-year old miniature pinscher rescue, he soon became more confident, playful and loving. Now 10 years old, Buddy is deaf and has limited vision – but these handicaps don’t affect his loving attitude and desire for engagement with humans, cats and other dogs.
After Pauline’s passing, Buddy is grieving and anxious. His current energy is probably related to the recent upheaval in the household, and we expect he would benefit from a stable, happy home.
If you are unfamiliar with Buddy’s breed, you may be surprised to learn that he’s not just a small Doberman pinscher - but rather a separate breed, part of the AKC toy group. These dogs tend to be energetic, indoor dogs who like creature comforts - like a warm bed to snuggle in. Their average lifespan is 12-14 years.
Despite his few challenges, Buddy is a healthy dog and has received excellent veterinary care during his life with Pauline. Maybe your family could be help him re-adapt and live the happy life he deserves. If you’ve had experience with a special needs pet, you appreciate how gratifying they can be. Please help save Buddy, and heal his broken heart!
Hope can help you with start up supplies and support. Call 239-985-7728.