Candy is available for adoption
Sponsored by the Nesbitt family in loving memory of our Zia Camilla and Lady, her beautiful Irish Setter.
Introducing our sweet foster girl, Candy (aka Peanut). Candy arrived to us in July and needed a lot of extra care. She was found in Tennesse in very bad shape. The vet that saw her in Tennesse assumed she was around 15 years old, mainly due to the very poor condition she was in. After arriving in Canada and receiving some extra care, food, sleep and love, her current vet believes she is 10-12 years old.
Candy loves all people and animals. She warms up very quickly to everyone she meets. She LOVES dogs. We also believe she would be great with cats. Peanut loves her foster sister. She often tries to entice her foster sister to play. Peanut is great on leash and loves to explore outside. She currently goes for two 15-20 minute walks per day.
Due to cataracts, she is blind in one eye. She is also nearly deaf. After trying a few things, we figured out she can hear very loud, high pitch sounds. Nevertheless, Candy loves to prance around the house in her own little world. She is a very happy, little dog. She is very submissive and timid. She needs someone to be gentle and patient with her. She’s sometimes nervous being picked up. She isn’t a cuddler, but loves to sit directly beside me all the time. She wants to be close and just wants to be loved.
Peanut is housetrained, but she’s also pad trained. We take her outside to do her business during the day. Every night she gets up around 3:00 am to get a drink of water and pee on her pee pad. This is a regular routine for her every night. She sleeps soundly in her dog bed beside our bed. She is a super sleeper and tends to snore! She will sleep from 10:00 pm to 1:00 pm the next day.
Candy has seen a vet several times while in rescue. She is currently on eye drops. Her kidney markers in her bloodwork were a little high when first tested in Tennesse, but her bloodwork has been redone twice since then, and her levels have reduced. Nevertheless, the vet feels Candy may be in the earliest stages of kidney disease, but this is still not certain.
She isn’t left home alone very often, but when she is she just sits patiently at the door to await our return. Candy does not like to be confined to a crate or a gated area. She has free run of the house. Candy currently lives in a bungalow. She doesn’t do stairs regularly, but she can climb two steps outside. Sometimes she isn’t sure about stairs, so we just pick her up.
Candy is great with respectful children. She would do fine in a home with children over the age of 7. She would love a family that would have time for her. Candy would be fine in an apartment, as she isn’t much of a barker. We’ve actually not heard her bark yet.
For more information on Candy, please contact Natalie at firstname.lastname@example.org
** Adoptions within the province of Ontario only