My official name is PeeWee but I have a nickname around the house of Nugget a/k/a Nuggie. I am a 10-year old, neutered male Yorkshire Terrier. I weigh slightly under 4 pounds, I am current on my vaccines and preventions, and I am microchipped. I am super gentle and I am not so good at looking out for myself--in other words I get underfoot, so a diligent person who likes to be on their toes is my kinda person. I enjoy being loved and cuddled before and after my snacks or meals and I prefer to either be the only pet or maybe just with one other small senior.
My foster mom says I have special needs so I will have to have all the "boxes" checked to adopt me into a permanent home. I am within the normal range for my kidney values but on the low end and may be at the beginning of kidney failure. I could maintain this for a long time or it may begin to worsen so monitoring my urine and blood with your vet every 3-6 months will be necessary. I will need a special low-protein prescription diet. I have some allergies and recently received a Cytopoint injection which has helped my itchy ears--hopefully that will only be required every few months. Also baths every couple weeks help. I eat several small meals a day and seem to do well with that so my forever home will have to be with someone who is home during the day. I have diminished vision and hearing and do not have any teeth. I have a small open fontanel and a permanent head tilt that I have supposedly had most of my life. So of course I must have an adult only home and no large dogs and no access to stairs.
I am such a good boy and for the right home I will be a wonderful tiny companion, but I will require extra medical care and that is not inexpensive! I will need access to a small enclosed fenced area for my potty breaks but will also use pee pads if you must leave me in a gated area to run errands. If you think you might have the perfect situation for me and have experience with small senior dogs, please get in touch with my best friends at SBRET! I promise I am completely worth all this fuss and deserve to be a little pampered prince for the rest of my days!!! My adoption fee is $100.