Shih Tzu / Poodle (Miniature) / Mixed (medium coat) : : Female (spayed) : : Young : : Small
Reba needs a caretaker or foster! Won't you consider helping her get a new start?
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 or a shitzu/poodle mix. Whatever she is she is absolutely stunning! She is approximately 16 lbs. Doesnt shed and loves being brushed and bathed and has no issues with the blow dryer! 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 (65 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). After doing this for over 4 months she has become fine with just her foster mom testing her glucose and giving her insulin but in the beginning she may require two people (one has to give her loving). She is currently on 2 units of Novolin N which costs $45 for 5 months worth. 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 honestly the best foster we have had (and we have had over 40!). She is incredibly sweet with no mean bone in her body. She is a little shy and apprehensive when she first meets new people but warms up and is a total lovebug. She is pretty chill and likes to nap all day but thoroughly enjoys her walks where she LOVES saying hi to her doggie buddies and she will never turn down a game of fetch. Even though she enjoys her naps she is also a peppy dog and enjoys going with you places.She also LOVES going on outings and has visited several breweries with her foster parents where she is the perfect angel She LOVES other dogs. She walks great on a leash. She is a very submissive dog. She loves to play with her 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 (or at least definitely older teenage kids)
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