Last Updated: February 10, 2023
Date of Arrival: July 21, 2022
Age: 8 yrs old (Born January 14, 2015)
Breed: Bichon X
Size: Approx. 12lbs
Adoption Status: On medical hold
Must haves: A canine sibling, a calm home, the answer to the question, "Is a hot dog a sandwich?"
Personality: Pepsi is a very sweet little gal who is starting to understand that attention and toys are great things in life. She loves her foster dog brother and is learning so much from him. She can be standoffish with new people and will not allow petting but is making progress. She loves sleeping with other dogs and her human.
House training/Pee Pad Training: Pepsi is 90-95% housetrained. Way to go, Pepsi!
Walks/leash training: Pepsi's foster describes her as being "a joy to walk" and especially loves walking with her foster brother.
Children: Pepsi prefers a home with older, dog savvy children (8 and up)
Dogs, Cats and Other Friends: Pepsi loves her foster brother and would love a home with another doggie companion.
Best Home Environment: Pepsi is very sweet but a little bit shy. She does not like to be picked up or cornered and startles easily. She will do her best in a calm and laid-back home. Pepsi would like to have a backyard - she loves being outside, but also has no problem coming inside when it's time.
Pepsi gets anxious when left alone so she'll do best in a home where her people are often home or with some fur siblings. If she's left along for too long she can "get into things" so her forever home will need to be sure to watch out for this. Her foster family likes to leave her with fun chew treats to keep her busy and that seems to do the trick!
Health: Pepsi's first vet visit did not go as planned. After her blood was drawn, she did not stop bleeding because her blood did not clot as expected. This also resulted in her bruising quite badly. She has been found to have extremely high blood pressure, and it is suspected that this is the cause of the bleeding issue. Extensive testing has been done, with no other issues identified. Pepsi has started blood pressure medication. She will be monitored regularly until the veterinarian is confident that she is on the correct dosage and her blood pressure is under control. Once this has been achieved, she will have a clotting test to determine whether the problem has been resolved. Once her blood pressure and clotting concerns are under control, she will be spayed. At this point she will be ready for adoption. Pepsi will be in rescue for a little while yet, while we work towards her becoming a clinically healthy dog.
Updated: Feb 10/22 - We are making progress on reducing Pepsi's blood pressure. This needs to be fully controlled but we believe she will soon have her health concerns resolved, and she will be able to be spayed. We expect she will remain on daily medication to manage her blood pressure.
History: Pepsi is a breeder surrender.
Adoption Fee: When Pepsi is ready for adoption, her adoption fee will be $400.
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