Nov 19, 2009

Meet Petey, a Rescue Yorkie

Pictured on your left is Petey, an 8-pound Yorkshire terrier mix who was rescued from a local dog pound. We think Petey is about nine months old, and he is a friendly and affectionate little guy who has a lifetime of love to give his forever family.

This puppy has one heck of a rough time the last few weeks, and he contracted parvovirus while in the pound. Petey almost died last week (serious, but not quite the automated external defibrillator ( AED) kind of event), and he is slowly working his way back to good health after a stay in the animal hospital. It will probably be at least two weeks before he is well enough to be adopted. He has already started eating again, and his energy level is close to normal, but we want to make sure that he has truly whooped the dreaded parvo.

Petey bonds quickly with people, and he really enjoys sitting on a couch or chair with his favorite humans. Despite his small size, Petey is surprisingly quite adept at standing up for himself, and he does not allow the bigger dogs to push him around. He also has quite a personality, and he wags his tail and grins when you talk to him as if he understands every word you say.

To learn more about adopting Petey, or if you want to help financially support Planned Pethood's mission to rescue dogs and cats in Northwest Ohio, visit the Planned Pethood website for more information.


Molly said...

Cute picture! I love that little guy! I haven't done an all night vigil with a sick dog in years and I hope to never do one again. I'm happy he's home with you and doing well.

Molly said...

Also wanted to add, he was most likely exposed to parvo before he got to the pound, as the incubation is generally 7-10 days and he came down with it here about 7 days after he was picked up as a stray. One thing I'll say about Fulton is they run a really clean dog pound. Out of 100s of dogs over the years, only a few have come down with parvo.