ADOPTED ON 07-15-17 – Our vet has recommended that all dogs under 6 months not to spay or neuter the pups because they are too young and their bodies are not fully developed. Adoption donation includes transport and all vaccinations, except for the Lyme—therefore, the dogs will not need to get any vaccinations for the first year.
Smidgon was found wandering the streets of Louisiana; thankfully, a kind woman that could not walk away from this baby boy, took him home and took care of him, even though she didn’t want to keep him. She was hoping that she could meet someone that would want such a sweet baby. The woman remembered a rescuer that fostered for a northern rescue. Even when a rescue is full, somehow, they make room for one more.
Left to fend for himself, where was him mom, any siblings – we can’t even imagine how terrified little baby Smidgon was. We don’t know anything about his previous health history at this point, when he was rescued, he was only eight weeks. His foster Mom wormed him for four days and he has had his first vaccination; he will be followed up with two more vaccinations three weeks apart before he can come north.
Smidgon was placed with other dogs at the foster home, they welcomed him with plenty of play bows and licks. He started to eat on a regular basis, given some funny tasting stuff that made his belly feel better. His foster mom asked him to take it and told him it was for worms, he started to feel better in just a day. Smidgon knew that his foster mom was going to make sure that he will never have to wonder about alone and left on the streets again.
Smidgeon’s mom tells us warmly that he is just a little fuzzy bundle of joy at this point. He’s very playful and loves to play chase your mop or broom or whatever else that you have that he can try to attack and play with. He loves to be held, cuddled and of course, lots of kisses. He is loving life and now that he is feeling better, he is making up for lost time, learning to play and smile.
As with all puppies, Smidgeon will need lots of exercise several times a day to keep his mind occupied so that he won’t get bored. He also needs lots of two toys available so that he can occupy himself and not find things that you don’t approve of, at this age, chew toys are very important. Without plenty of exercise, puppies tend to get into more trouble because they get bored. With plenty of exercise a puppy is a joy and pleasure to be around.
Smidgeon loves to wrestle and play with all dogs of all sizes. He doesn’t care if they are puppies or cats or big dogs at this point he just loves everything and everyone and wants to play with anyone who is willing. This little guy loves children and has the same energy as children would be great for him. Of course his new family parents need to always supervise the children with any dog so that no one gets hurt him. He loves kids and children that are old enough to know how to respect a puppy are very good for this age dog to bond with.
Smidgeon needs to be fed a nutritious puppy food for almost the entire first year of his life so his bones and organs can develop properly. He can eat any type of nutritious puppy food. In order to keep a baby pup safe, his mom has trained him to use puppy pads here because he cannot be on the ground until he is fully vaccinated. He is always put in a crate in the car just for his safety and he has no problem with it. Smidgeon has not been able to be on a leash because he cannot be on the ground yet.
We all know that puppies need a lot of attention; therefore, he needs a family who is willing to spend lots of time with him teaching him the things he needs to know and giving him plenty of exercise so he can grow up and mature properly. He will make a lucky family excellent family companion.
We always like to see our puppies in a nice fenced backyard if at all possible but it is not a requirement as long as he is exercised several times a day–because puppies require much more attention and outside activity that a grown mature older dog does. A family that is active would be great for him to grow up learning that not all humans throw there dogs away. A family that jogs and children are a bonus in a family with the dog this young because they bond so quickly.
This dog cannot be adopted to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption. Please contact Patricia Cabral at: 617-626-1786 or Mike Cahill at: 617-626-1794 for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt