Fantasy Dog Adoption: Mildred or Mickey
While I sometimes browse adoptable dog listings for myself, I also look for dogs for Tom’s mom. She has been without a dog for many years now. Her last, a sheltie named Daisy, stood out as the ONLY dog I ever vicariously saved from the shelter where I volunteered. All those years seeing dogs pulled, euthanized, and cremated, and I only caved in once … by convincing my mother-in-law to adopt her. Daisy was an older dog, full of infection from a bad uterus and terrible teeth. She’d also been “debarked” by some @$$#()!3. She was super sweet, and we bonded because she would NOT potty in her cage. So, she needed to be walked often.
Daisy helped immensely when my mother-in-law was first widowed, but Tom’s mom has enjoyed the freedom of not having a dog. Still, she does sometimes say that when she can no longer drive that it might be nice to have a dog around. The reason this decision is important to us is because we would help take care of the critter and he or she would likely live with us, if anything happened.
So, here are a couple I would recommend she consider, if she were looking to adopt this weekend. Size and age are clearly considerations. We need someone small enough for her to handle, and she definitely does NOT need to go through puppyhood.
Terrier, Border / Mix
AGE: 2 years
SEX: Female (Spayed)
Chihuahua, Long Coat
AGE: 1 year 1 months
SEX: Male (Neutered)
** Mickey is already on hold, which means someone will snatch him up today, but he is very cute and about the right size.
And, I’m sad to report that Poga, from last week’s picks, is still up for adoption. I’d really like her to get a new home by Thanksgiving. So, if you know anyone, please have them check her out.
UPDATE AROUND 1 pm SUNDAY
It looks like Mildred got adopted already, but Mickey is still “on hold.”