- Breed: We believe Scootch to be a Maltese/Yorkie mix, or possibly Maltese/Chi
- D.O.B.: 9/19/20
- Current Weight: 6.5 lbs
- Sex: Male
- Estimated Adult Size: XSmall
- Age appropriate vaccinations
- Good with Dogs, not cat tested
- Please always do breed research.
- MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – fully fenced, secure, private yard. No children under 10. Scootch WILL require regular professional grooming.
Scootch is 25 pounds of fun all wrapped up in a tiny, 6.5 pound body! He prances, he runs, he snuggles, he sniffs and he kisses all with the same never ending energy. Scootch is his own little man. When given the chance to spend the night in bed with his humans he chooses to snuggle for a bit and then jumps down to his open crate for a good night’s sleep. He wants to be with us, but isn’t needy. Scootch is a champion eater but not territorial about it. He loves his treats and has become quite gentle when he takes them because he knows more will come. He is enjoying his foster pup siblings but is very aware when the older ones are done playing. He’s very good at taking cues and corrections when other dogs are finished playing. Scootch is definitely a snuggler not a fighter. We haven’t heard him bark very often. Scootch is vocal with little whines and whimpers if he wants to get up to something he can’t reach or wants attention, but he doesn’t bark, even when the other dogs in the house are going nuts over the UPS guy. We are working on potty training, and he is doing well with regular visits outside to potty. He never had to learn that before… he was just left out to fend for himself. So in the past 1.5 weeks that we’ve had him, he’s already made REALLY great progress. For times when the family cannot watch him in the house, he easily wears a wrap. Scootch still a little hesitant of the dog door after a parade of dogs went through it and the flap tapped him, but he’s definitely interested! He’s a smart, inquisitive little guy who can probably fit in your hoodie pocket! He is happy ALL. THE. TIME. He loves his people, and is grateful for his new lease on a life full of hugs, snuggles, and food that comes every day!
KNOWN HISTORY – Scootch was dumped with about 30 other dogs on the side of a rural Colorado Highway. This was believed to be a backyard breeder dump. The dogs were in poor condition; very skinny, matted, and with badly neglected teeth. Scootch was bilateral cryptorchid, requiring a special neuter surgery. The dogs had obviously been very neglected, physically and socially. But not anymore! Their teeth have been cleaned, bloodwork looks good, neuters are done, they’ve gained a little weight, (could stand to gain another pound or so), and their wonderful little personalities are coming through. After Scootch came into our program, he was coming out of his shell within an hour! He has done REALLY great, and we are very proud of this happy, loving, super sweet, bouncy little boy.
Won’t you please consider adding this precious, sweet, loving little boy to your family? If you are not quite ready to add a new member to your family, won’t you please #SHARE our adoptable kiddos on social media? You never know when your share is the share that will bring them home.
Scootch’s adoption fee is $450 and includes neuter, microchip with free lifetime registration, age appropriate vaccinations, dewormers, and heartworm prevention started. He will come home with a hobo bag of things to help him get started in his new furever home. You can apply to welcome him into your family by completing an adoption application below.
Please understand that adopting from P.R.A.R. means FOREVER, even if you move or have children. Please do NOT apply if you do not have the time to properly train and exercise a dog (now and in the future) or if you do not meet the minimum adoption requirements for the dog in which you are applying.
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- Read about what all goes into the dogs that we save
- Learn why we require a fully fenced yard
- Learn how to keep your new dog SAFE after adoption