Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie / Poodle (Miniature) / Mixed (medium coat) : : Female (spayed) : : Young : : Small
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4 Lucky Dogs is not a shelter or facility where dogs can be viewed, as all of our rescue dogs are in loving foster homes throughout Florida. We do not usually adopt outside of the state of FL. If interested in finding out more about one of our dogs, please fill out an application at www.4luckydogs.org, and you will be contacted by phone if you are a fit.
Reba came to rescue due to no fault of her own, her owner simply was unable to care for her any longer. We were told she is approximately 2 years old and a Cocker Spaniel/Poodle mix, a CockaPoo. We believe she is likely more a Cairn Terrier/Poodle mix a Cairnoodle or a yorkie/shitzu mix. She is approximately 16 lbs. Ever since her groom she hardly sheds, and she does enjoy being brushed. She also loved her bath and had no issues with a blow dryer and when her foster mom groomed her she was fine with the clippers! When she first came into rescue she would sleep all day long and tire easily and we soon thereafter learned that she was diabetic and had a UTI. She went through two rounds of meds and now her UTI is gone; however, she will need insulin for the rest of her life. Dogs are not like people that can go into remission with regulated food etc. Reba is currently eating Acana Light and Fit (66 grams 2x per day). Her food will need to be weighed to make sure she is eating the exact amount each time. She eats twice a day, 12 hours apart as is required for her to be able to get her insulin 12 hours apart (give or take an hour). We test, feed, inject. What this means is that her glucose is tested (she has been fine with testing via her carpal pad), then she eats, and then if her glucose is 200 or higher up to an hour after feeding, then we inject with insulin (if lower we lower dosage accordingly). After doing this for over a month she has become ok with just her foster mom testing her glucose but when it comes time for her injection sometimes it does require two people, not because she has to be held down, but because one has to give her loving We just switched her to Novolin insulin and are working on her correct dosage but right now it appears it will be very little (approx 2.5 units, 2x per day). Because there is a chance a diabetic dog could get cataracts and lose their sight we are going to require a fenced in yard.
Reba is a shy dog but is starting to come out of her shell! Loud and random noises still scare her. She is very attached to her foster mom and is apprehensive towards new people but once she gets to know you she is a total love. She seems to prefer females but has started to warm up to the man in the household as well. She is pretty chill and likes to nap all day but thoroughly enjoys her walks where she LOVES saying hi to her doggie buddies. She LOVES other dogs. She walks AMAZING on a leash, and currently that is the only way she goes potty is when she is on the leash. Her foster mom has a large yard that is mostly mulch and pavers and she loves to hang outside with her but refuses to potty on the mulch or on the grass in the front yard. She is a very submissive dog. She has started to play with toys and she enjoys taking them out of the toy box and dragging them around the house. She is not destructive when left alone. At night she is allowed to sleep anywhere in the house. We believe Reba may need at least a part-time stay-at-home parent and a calm, adult home. She will not be happy with a home that has too much commotion. Reba is an extremely affectionate dog. So far she has shown no aggression re: toys, food, her bed etc.
The adoption fee for this dog is $400.00 and he/she will come microchipped, neutered/spayed and up to date on all necessary shots and vaccines. Please apply online at www.4luckydogs.org.
More about Reba
Good with Dogs, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Does Good in the Car, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Likes to play with toys, Timid, Affectionate, Even-tempered, Gentle