Name - Paige
Nicknames – Paigey Poo, Pumpkin and/or Pumpkin Pie
Weight – ~40 lbs
Medical – Distemper Survivor – Special Needs
Background – Paige was dumped at a few days old with her Mom and other littermates at a Vet’s office in Bakersfield. Its the Pits rescued the family from the Shelter they were brought to shortly thereafter, but unfortunately prior to their arrival with us, the puppies were infected with the distemper virus. Paige has fought valiantly from three weeks of age and survived, she has cleared the distemper virus, but has some twitches, minor mobility quirks, and incontinence as residual effects. Paige wears a diaper for incontinence – she does not leak constantly, but when she has to go, she goes wherever she is. Washable diapers work well and she does not mess with them. She has a bit of scoliosis and her limbs are a little awkward, but she can still walk and run and play!
What Foster Mom/Dad wants you to know – Paige is an incredibly sweet little girl. This little trooper is a little shy and slow to warm, but also super easy - she doesn't get into anything, and is happy to chew a bone or play with a stuffy (she doesn't kill those either!). No matter what has been thrown at her she soldiers on, and has the cutest little front leg dance that she does when she is excited. As a bonus she’s also super pretty and soft as can be! She could be an only dog with someone who is home all the time to dedicate attention to her, or she would like a mellow, respectful sibling to hang out with, as she does not do well alone.
Paige will never quite be a “normal” dog, but if you are in a situation where you are able to and desire to give time and attention to a special needs dog, who has challenges due to no fault of her own, Paige deserves that kind of loving, giving home.
Crate trained – She currently sleeps in a crate but is not potty trained due to her medical
Leash trained - Somewhat - her mobility quirks limit her ability to walk long distances.
Baths - she does very well in the bath or shower, she doesn't enjoy it, but she just stands still and waits till its over!
Eating Habits - Paige eats well but she does make a mess (mouth/tongue twitch).
Other Dogs - Likes other dogs but some other dogs aren't quite sure of her quirky movements
Car Rides - Sits quietly in the car
Bad Habits - Paige really doesn't have any! She has challenges that impact her way in the world, but she doesn't chew, doesn't bark (unless playing), she's the perfect little house and yard dog!
Please consider sponsoring Paige with either a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation. Your donation will help It's The Pits with day-to-day care, including food, vaccinations, flea treatment, treats and toys. Click on the Sponsor This Pet link above to make your donation today. Thank you!
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