Toy Terrier / Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie (medium coat) : : Female (spayed) : : Young : : Small
Contact THELMA - bonded with LOUISE's Caretaker/Foster Directly: Jenny Cope (firstname.lastname@example.org)
About THELMA - bonded with LOUISE
THELMA & LOUISE were saved with 31 other dogs from a breeding situation that was not too good. The girls are spayed, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, monthly preventatives and micro-chipped. They weigh around 3-4 pounds and are estimated to be around 6-12 months old.
When we picked the girls up they had been living in a bedroom with many other dogs, none were fixed and were all very smelly, not house-trained and marked all the time. Being at the rescue they have learnt to use pee-pads and enjoy going out on the back covered porch for fresh air, so the family must be prepared to work on house-training and understand this could take time.
Thelma & Louise although tiny are very sweet happy-go-lucky girls, Thelma is the more confident of the two, Louise is a little quieter, but still a lot of fun, they are very friendly and affectionate. Although tiny,they are still active and so need a family that does get out on walks and is willing to take them on adventures and let them start enjoying life outside of a bedroom.
They have had no training at all and so an understanding family is needed to work on not just house training, but leash training and basic obedience, they seem like they want to please so with time and patience it most likely won't be hard.
They do need a proper grooming, They has been given a few baths whilst here at the rescue and did great, but they need to be cared for properly and regular grooming's be done to be sure their coat stays in good condition and doesn't get matted which can be uncomfortable and painful. Grooming can be expensive, so please be sure this is an expense that you can afford and have time to take them for.
Since they came from an "in-breeding" situation it is vital that his vet knows this and annual check ups, with blood work if advised be done, to rule out, or catch any potential conditions as they get older. Due to their age, and size they will need to have a dental work as they get older and so the family must be willing and able to do this.
They have been great with all the other dogs and people they has met, we have not seen them with cats or livestock so cannot comment on how they will be around them.
THELMA & LOUISE are available for adoption as a bonded pair for an adoption fee of US $1,000.
Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the Adoption Info tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
ALL Dogs are LOCATED AT THE RESCUE IN SEBEC, MAINE. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.