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Scruffy - Special Dog Yorkshire Terrier Jefferson, GA

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Small
  • Gray / Blue / Silver , Yellow / Tan / Blond / Fawn


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.

Meet Scruffy - Special Dog

Scruffy is a very-very special boy. He needs a Hero to come to his life. The hero that has the same quality as Scruffy– a big loving heart and a lot of courage and bravery!

Yes, Scruffy is a very brave dog. This 6 years old Yorkshire Terrier had some illness when was a little puppy. The illness was defeated, but it’s affected Scruffy’s motoric ability. As the result – the signals from his brain are not transferred completely correct to his limbs. When Scruffy walks, it looks like all his legs don’t obey him, but are living their own lives. It seems that Scruffy is not just walking, but dancing, prancing and hopping at the same time. This doesn’t look tragic, but rather funny. And it’s really unfortunate, because if the way how he walks looks somehow pitiful or tragic, people would be so sorry for this dog and he would be immediately adopted. When we see some special needs or tragedy in somebodies life we respect it. The same way we respect 3-legged dogs or dogs with paralyzed legs. The same way we respect people in wheel chairs. But when nothing seems like tragedy or a special need, but rather strange, funny way of walking there is not the same respect and admiration. Scruffy’s funny movement evokes the perplexity and suspicions in people. People don’t consider Scruffy as a special need hero-dog, but rather like a strange creature.

And it’s a really big mistake. Because Scruffy is one of the most deserving dog. Despite of his physical limitation, he is one of the happiest creatures. Always smiling, always glad and joyful. His loving heart is big like Earth itself. He loves everything and everybody. He is just happy to live and he sure is enjoying every moment of his life.

This charming Yorkie has a great personality. He is kind, happy, smart and always in a good mood. He is smart and house trained. He only needs a little bit of luck. He needs to meet a very special person – a Hero. This person will not hesitate to adopt Scruffy, because of Scruffy’s special way of walking. This person would not make fun of how Scruffy walks, but will admire the courage of how this little dog is giving all us lesson about the true meaning of life. With his very existence Scruffy teaches us to enjoy and respect the life – doesn’t matter if you are limited in something!

Let’s hope, that the Hero, whom Scruffy is waiting for so much is somewhere near and is coming to bring a lot of love and joy to Scruffy’s life!

If you are interested in Scruffy, usually you can meet him at adoptions which will be on Saturdays - 11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. and Sundays - 12:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. at PetSupermarket, Johns Creek 5805 State Bridge Road, Duluth, GA 30097.
Sometimes there are adoptions at PetSmart, Flowery Branch 5873 Spout Springs Road Flowery Branch, GA 30542. Please check our website first, to verify the place of the next adoptions.

Also, if you like this dog or have any questions, please, send an e-mail or call us.
The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, deworming, heartworm test (dogs over 6 mos. old), microchip and a 30 day pet insurance policy.

This dog is up to day with all shots. Also he has a pre-paid ShelterCare pet health insurance for 30 days.

And of course, he comes with 24PetWatch microchip, which includes free registration into the 24PetWatch pet recovery service.

We do offsite adoptions so if you are interested in any specific dogs, please email at to make sure we bring them to weekend Adoptions.

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Scruffy - Special Dog

Scruffy - Special Dog

  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Adult
  • Male