Dancer is available ( Updated 03-28-2017 )
Dancer is a beautiful young girl who has had a rough start. She was born with a medical issue which caused a stricture to restrict her esophagus as she grew. By 8 months she was severely emaciated and her growth was somewhat stunted due to the lack of nutrition growing up. She received surgery to remove the stricture and over the past several months has blossomed. She has gained much need weight and continues to grow and fill out. A recent recheck indicates her esophagus is working well and the are that ballooned out before and after where the stricture has reduced in size. Due to the slight swelling the vet recommends she continues eating in an elevated or upright position and then stay that way for 10 - 15 minutes to allow gravity to help get all the food into her stomach. Dancer has a Bailey Chair and doesn't mind sitting in it to eat so long term this feeding restriction shouldn't be a problem.
Dancer is currently in a foster home with both small and large dogs and is social with all of them. She is very friendly with people and bonds easy. She walks nicely in a harness, is housebroken, crated trained and very easy to live with. She would do well in an active home with a family that has time to take care of her special eating requirements She has been doing really well in her foster home and is now ready for a family of her own. If you are interested in adopting Dancer, please fill out an online adoption application.
The minimum adoption donation for adults is $300 and the adoption donation for puppies is $400 - $500. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. The adoption donation provides that all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis ( i.e., puppies who will need to be altered by 6 mos old). Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.