King is a 14yr old neutered Jack Russell chihuahua mix that has been a beloved family member since puppyhood. We are devastated to be rehoming him at this life stage but we have a toddler that King has been unable to adapt to. We have attempted behavioral modification via training and medication under the supervision of behaviorists and veterinarians, as well as environmental modification. Unfortunately, we are unable to make our home a place where King can live the senior life with the peace and comfort that he deserves.
King embodies his breed mix! He is independent, fun-loving, and sweet but can be a bit barky and is reactive to new people and dogs unless introduced slowly (and with snacks!) He appreciates napping by himself on the couch as much as chest scratches. King suffers from vision loss due to an incident early in life which has progressed to nearly full blindness in his senior years. While he is well adapted to this vision loss, he startles easily and has not been able to adapt to having children in the home. He has bitten children and must NOT be rehomed to a home with children. King would do best in a quiet adults only home.
King has always been a pretty healthy little guy. Last year, he developed early mitral valve disease, but is asymptomatic and not in need of medication at this time. He had his last teeth cleaning a year ago.
With the right family, we would gladly pay for his expenses (including vet). In an ideal scenario, we would like to check in and see him every few months.
If interested, please contact Iris via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with some info about yourself/your family.
Phone: (415) 831-8868
To expedite the adoption process, please complete the cat or dog adoption form and bring a printed copy with you to the SF SPCA Adoption Center (Hours & Location). This helps us better understand what sort of pet you’re looking for so we can guide you every step of the way! Please bring a valid photo ID and verification that you are allowed to have a pet where you currently live.
First, we’ll meet with you to find out more about you and your pet preferences and answer your questions. Our goal is to help you find the pet that best fits your lifestyle and living situation so we want to make sure you have a realistic understanding of the time and resources necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for your new pet. This can take time so please allow at least one hour for the adoption process.
Once we have a good understanding of your living situation and the type of pet you’re interested in, we’ll make introductions and let you spend some quality time getting to know each other to see if there’s a love connection. It’s important that all household members take part in this important decision so please make sure everyone is present (including any resident dogs if you’re considering adding a new pooch to your pack).
Once love happens, we’ll complete the paperwork, review all the SF SPCA adoption benefits, provide information on any known medical or behavioral issues, and share tips to make the transition a success for both you and your new pet.
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