ADOPTION PENDING!! Bootsie is an adorable little doxie mix.. He is very young (around 1 year old and 11 pounds) and extremely smart,,,,, Bootsie loves toys and loves to play, has tons of puppy like energy.. is learning to walk very well on a leash...
Boots likes to bark a lot when he is playing but will stop when corrected,,,, he does his business outside and has mostly stopped trying to mark anywhere as he was just neutered in the last few weeks,,,,
He gets along well with all the dogs in his foster home , plays hard and when he goes to bed, he sleeps all night long but wakes up raring to go... Bootsie will snuggle with you on the couch and give you unlimited kisses and love.... he needs lots of exercise and play time though and he seems to love every person he meets...
If you think Boots is the dog for you. please fill out an online app and we will get in touch with you. or you can call Barb at 941 238 8389 ... Any other animals you have must be neutered or spayed and on heartworm preventative... Thanks for looking at our little man....
Bootsie's foster mom recently shared a great story with us and we would like to share it with those considering Bootsie....
'I just wanted to share with you all another reason why it's important to rescue dogs. My dad used to say a happy dog is a dog with a job to do and I think I know what Bootsie's should be.
Every week I visit a nursing home and do pet therapy with my dog Pup-Squeak. Yesterday I decided to give her a break and take Bootsie instead, being as he seems to get along with everybody.
Bootsie and I were walking the halls, meeting and visiting with staff and residents along the way.. One of the CNA's asked us to visit the north wing (Alzheimer's/ Dementia) unit. Actually, she thought Bootsie was so cute she took his leash and headed towards the north wing with me walking behind them. Once we entered the main area dull, lifeless faces brightened up when they saw Bootsie. Bootsie was eager to meet with each resident interested in petting him, and even willing to sit in their laps.
One tiny lady was worried he would fall out of her lap, but I assured her I'd catch him just in case. She was so happy tears came to her eyes, and Bootsie was wanting to 'kiss' them away. The nurses station was nearby and the speech therapist said Bootsie was a natural pet therapist.
Another woman unable to speak wanted to hold Bootsie. Once I put him in her arms all she wanted to do was love on him. Now in a depressing environment as this wing was, most dogs would tire very easily, but not Bootsie! He was eager to give what he could and more!
On our way out we stopped a young lady's wheelchair to visit. This young woman can only communicate with her eyes; and when I put Bootsie in her lap, he was giving 'kisses' causing her to laugh. What ticled this young lady further was his interest in her stuffed toys but he didn't steal them. After two hours of visiting, Bootsie was still going strong and not tired out.
Whoever adopts Bootsie is going to be very, very lucky as he is an all around great dog! If he isn't adopted by next week I'm going to take him back to the nursing home and try to get a video, of couse not showing the residents just Bootsie. Thank you for letting me share.
The following has been or will be done for this dog... - Basic Exam by Veterinarian - Spayed or Neutered - Heartworm Tested - Placed on heartworm preventive - Basic Bloodwork - Microchipped - Intestinal Parasite Exam and medication - Vaccinations - Placed on Flea preventive
ADOPTION DONATION: $225
This adoption donation helps to cover the vet expenses for this dog including heartworm preventive which is dispensed at the initial vet visit and then goes with the dog at adoption. All vet records will be provided to adopter.
If you are interested in adopting this dog,
1. Review our ADOPTION PROCEDURES,
2. Review our ADOPTION CONTRACT,
3. Complete our ADOPTION APPLICATION.
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