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- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
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PLEASE READ COMPLETELY BEFORE EMAILING US ABOUT PARIS OR SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION. Paris is an almost 10 year old yorkie-poo (birthday July 2010). She weighs about 10 pounds but she's a little on the chunky side. She was surrendered to the shelter because her owner who had her since she was a puppy was moving and couldn't/wouldn't take Paris with her. Paris suffered from recurrent ear infections for years, so much so that her ear canals were basically swollen shut and so infected that they could not be treated successfully and there was much pressure in her head from the swelling. She ended up needing an expensive surgery for both ears to remove the ear canals nd ear bones and her ears were sewn shut so they cannot get infected anymore (that's why you see the cone in one picture - that picture was taken post-surgery). According to her surgeon she is deaf but her foster mom feels like she responds to things - maybe vibrations, hand signals? We can't say for sure and Paris cannot tell us! Other medical information: Paris's bloodwork was excellent - our regular vet thought her liver looked a bit enlarged on xray and was concerned about possible cushing's but the bloodwork showed nothing of concern- all normal! Yay! She does have a bit of a collapsing trachea which is very common with small dogs and can cause her to cough if she gets stressed or excited but other than that it causes no issues and there's no treatment. The main thing to know for that is that she cannot be walked with a leash attached to her collar - it must be attached to a harness to avoid causing further issues. Her surgeon said the recurrent ear infections are likely due to allergies so we have started her on a monthly injection for that called cytopoint - any adopter should be prepared to continue that or another treatment for her allergies so that Paris stays healthy and comfortable. Because of this, we are looking for an adopter with an excellent vet reference for Paris. Paris is an active little girl and doesn't generally act her age but she does tire out after a mile or so walk. She walks well on the leash except when it's time to go home - then she has to be picked up and carried in! Paris eats a grain free/poultry dry food (Merrick Lil Plates kibble) due to her allergies. She's a treat snob and prefers soft treats to crunchy biscuits. Paris doesn't seem to have any interest in bones or squeaky toys. When Paris first came to us she had some pee accidents in the house and was using potty pads but that has improved and she has been very good lately. She liked the crate before her surgery but not so much after her ear surgery. Her foster family is working on getting her used to the crate again but said Paris really wants to sleep in bed with her family, not in a crate and she will bark if she realizes you went to bed without her. She's a very good sleeper once she is with her people. Paris does try to escape under a fence so she cannot be left outside unattended at all - she needs to be walked on leash or you must stay outside with her. Paris is a bit of a barker so she's not a match for anyone living in an apartment or with shared walls. She likes small dogs fine but doesn't engage with them or try to play and she will let them know if they've invaded her space too much. She does not seem to be a fan of big dogs. She needs a home without kids because she can be feisty and will nip if you try to take away her food or bother her while she's eating. She needs people old enough to read her cues and leave her a lone when she's not in the mood. She has not been around cats since coming to our rescue. Paris is not a big cuddler but she likes to be near you and sit near you and she likes to be swaddled like a baby. Overall, Paris's mom says that she is a bit of a princess and needs a family that is willing and able to cater to her princess wishes and demands! She's a very adorable and special girl looking for a very special home. If you are interested in adopting from Recycled Doggies, please complete an adoption application through our website: www.recycleddoggies.org. THAT IS THE FIRST STEP IN OUR PROCESS. Please do not just show up at an adoption event and expect to adopt a dog that day - we need time to review your application ahead of time, which is why we ask that you submit your application ahead of time so you don't miss out on the dog you are hoping to adopt while you wait for your application to be reviewed. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, up to date on age-appropriate vaccines, dewormed, heartworm tested, and microchipped. We do not adopt outside our area, which we define as two hours drive time from downtown Cincinnati (zip code 45202 - use Google Maps to determine if you are within our area) NO EXCEPTIONS. This is for the safety of our dogs, so that in case an adoption does not work out, we can be sure that we can quickly get our dog back. We do not have a shelter or facility - all of our dogs live in volunteer foster homes. While we normally introduce our dogs to potential adopters at adoption events, due to the pandemic we have been setting up private meetings as long our foster families have felt comfortable with that. Please be patient - we will not set up a meeting until you have an approved application and we think it could be a good match in order to not waste everyone's time. The application is free. If you have additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.