House Trained: Yes
Sweet Pete has drastically improved and he is definitely ready for his forever home. His nails have been professionally shortened through a couple visits. His medical issues have been dealt with, he still has an issue with one ear, but we are still working on that. Pete is a sweet elder statesmen that loves to wander around the yard and lay on the deck when he's not inside sleeping on some fluffy pillows or dog bed. His skin is healing and hair is growing back slowly. His needs are few good food, nice comfy bed, eye drops (over the counter) daily and a human to love him. He gets along with most of the dogs in rescue. He is not neutered, but there didn't seem to be a reason to put him through that at his age unless some issue makes it necessary in the future. We are looking for a Frosty Face foster or permanent senior adopter. What that means is the rescue will remain involved with the foster/adopter as much or as little as necessary, mostly in the area of medical expenses. Pete needs a soft place to live out his golden years - do you have a place in your home or heart for this elder statesman?
Sweet Pete got his freedom ride this morning, thanks to a wonderful volunteer that sprung him from the shelter and drove him to Lakeland. We can't thank her enough! First order of business was a very thorough bath with a medicated shampoo to begin the process to heal and soothe. We also needed to clean the areas covered with dead fleas and so irritated it required an extremely gentle touch. Both ears are so infected they are flame red, they were cleaned, flushed and treated. His nails were so long, I took at least a 1/2" off of them and they still need more trimming, but I didn't want to hurt him. Sweet Pete let me do what needed to be done with very little fuss, even though I'm certain it may have been uncomfortable at times. He is a gentle old soul that will never be neglected again. He is hand shy and fearful of wearing a collar, but very kind and gentle even in his fear. He will need a complete workup at the vet and long term care, supplements and whatever procedures are required to make him comfortable and give him the quality of life desired for the rest of his days.
My name is Sweet Pete (that's what the human calls me) I prefer Pete. I was discarded by my previous humans and left to die on the side of the road until other humans picked me up and took me to a shelter. Back then I could barely walk, couldn't hear or see - infections they tell me (whatever that is), I was in such pain - my skin hurt and was soooooo itchy there were so many bugs. At the shelter I was scared it's so noisy, but the humans tried their best to care for me. Not long after a nice lady came to the shelter put me in her car and took me to the nice lady that is my foster mom now. She bathed me, trimmed my nails, made me special food to help me heal and took me to the dogtor many times. I feel so much better, I even run after the long legged dogs in my foster home now ( I think they are called Danes). There is a big yard here and I love to just mosey around sniffing and enjoying the air and then lay on the deck at the front door when I'm ready to come in. I have my own den (mom calls it a crate) I prefer to be in there sleeping because the pillows are thick and comfy on my body. Mom says I'm ready to go to my forever home where I will have my own person - is that you?