Mickey is a 7 yr. old male bichon. He is neutered and up-to-date on shots. He weighs about 26 lbs. and is on the larger side for a bichon, probably because he is part poodle. Mickey's family has to give him up due to a probable divorce. Mickey's 'mom' will most likely be moving in with her daughter who has two large dogs that have been aggressive toward Mickey on previous occasions and she fears for his safety if she were to bring him with her. Since she has no idea how long she will have to stay with her daughter, she feels the fairest thing to do for Mickey is to give him up. She is heartbroken about this because she feels like Mickey is one of her children.
Mickey is a playful, affectionate bichon. He is 100% housetrained and never has accidents in the house. He used to be walked regularly but due to medical problems his owner has started to put him out in the yard on a rope. He loves her grandchildren, ages ranging from 14 yrs. old to 7 yrs. old. He has been with her for six of the seven years of his life, so he has grown up with the grandkids. Mickey does have a cataract in ONE eye. The other eye is absolutely fine, so the cataract doesn't have a significant affect on his vision - he sees fine out of the other eye. His family planned to do surgery on the one eye but then the husband lost his job and this was no longer an option. Since Mickey can see fine out of the other eye, surgery is not absolutely necessary.
Mickey's family would like to hold onto him as long as possible in the hope that they can place him directly from their home into a permanent home without having to put him into a DVBR foster home. We will be screening families, but if the situation changes and they must give him up sooner, we will take him into one of our foster homes. If you are interested in Mickey, continue reading for additional information about our adoption policies & procedures.