Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie / Bichon Frise / Mixed (long coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Adult : : Small
Contact OTIS' Caretaker/Foster Directly: Jenny Cope (firstname.lastname@example.org)
OTIS was saved with 31 other dogs from a breeding situation that was not too good. OTIS is neutered, rabies, core vaccines, heart-worm/tick disease tested negative, de-wormed, monthly preventatives and micro-chipped. He weighs around 10 pounds and is estimated to be around 3-5 years old.
When we picked OTIS up he 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 with access to outdoors Otis and his family have learnt the dog door and enjoy going outside in the fresh air. He "might" still mark, this is something a family must be prepared to deal with, however, since he has now been fixed and not living with many other male and female dogs who were constantly breeding, that necessity is not there. Although he does use the dog door to go out, he is not going to know to let you know he wants to go outside and so the family must be prepared to work on house-training and understand this could take time.
OTIS was very shy when he first arrived at the rescue and although still shy with new people, once he has sat on their lap for a few minutes and had lots of ear scratches and cuddles he soon warms up. He is going to need a family that will be patient with him and let him gain trust in his own time. Although around 3-5 years old he is still young and so needs a family that does get out on walks and is willing to take him on adventures and let him start enjoying life outside of a bedroom.
Otis has 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, he seems he wants to please so with time and patience it most likely won't be hard.
OTIS does need a proper grooming, he has been given a few baths whilst here at the rescue and did great, but he needs to be cared for properly and regular grooming's be done to be sure his 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 him for.
Since Otis has come 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 he gets older.
Otis has been great with all the other dogs and people he has met, we have not seen him with cats or livestock so cannot comment on how he will be around them.
OTIS is available for adoption for an adoption fee of US $550.
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.