Mickey & Minnie in Pasadena, MD
Here are the pups with their new family…
Mickey and Minnie are a bonded 6-year-old pair. They are original litter mates and have been together their entire lives. The siblings were turned over to rescue when their owner could no longer afford to care for them. They came into rescue with a horrible case of mange and severely underweight. Minnie was a bit worse than Mickey.
Mickey quickly showed us that he is very dependent on Minnie. During the first visit to the vet, Mickey howled and cried when separated from Minnie and greeted her ecstatically when they were reunited. They are never far from each other!
Foster care was more like a supervised hospital in quarantine for the first few weeks. They went through treatment for the mange, a bi-weekly bathing regimen with special shampoo and thrice daily application of an anti-fungal mousse. They had to be on antibiotics and steroids to help with all the inflammation and skin infection. They had to wear boots on their back feet to prevent more tearing of their skin. They also wore baby onesies, both to protect their skin and keep them warm.
We also had to address their severe malnourishment and lack of weight. They were put on a healthy home-cooked puploaf diet three times a day at first. Now they eat Honest Kitchen turkey twice a day. We also worked to get their immune systems calmed and strengthened. They get Rx Minerals, Rx Biotics, Cosequin Joint Support, and Omega 3’s each day.
The vet could not believe how good they looked at their two-week check-up. This was when they began looking more like little bald mice with long tails – hence the names Mickey and Minnie! They began to get excited about life, and now you must be careful of those tail whips. They wag fast and hurt when they hit you.
They are crate trained, but they don’t like it – probably due to their long quarantine. They would rather sleep in bed with their people. There have been no accidents while in foster care. They didn’t care for winter outside because they got cold with no hair; even sweaters didn’t help much so they enjoyed their own personal space heater.
They both love people and want to meet anyone they see, similar to Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at Disney World! They both get along well with our large pack of Cavaliers. They have just started running and playing with each other and our other young ones. They enjoy walks and rides in the car. Minnie has also discovered toys and will chase toys but not necessarily bring them back! She has a few toys that she will shake and chew occasionally. As spring unfolds, it is obvious they would like a fenced in yard to run and explore.
Minnie has a few minor health issues. She may have some allergies, so we are taking her back to the vet to check. She also has a Grade 4 luxating patella on her left leg. We do have steps and ramps up to the couch and bed, which she uses without issue.
Mickey and Minnie are a wonderful pair of dogs and have been a labor of love to foster. They are a bonded pair and must be placed together. It’s hard to tell them apart, but Mickey is the taller of the two. As their coats grow in, Mickey is also a little darker chestnut than Minnie. They are so bonded, they even prefer to bathe together!
Their favorite thing to do is snuggle up on the couch with their human. Do you have room on your lap for them?
If you are interested in this sweet pair, please complete the online application if you haven’t already and then email email@example.com. Thank you!
- Color: Blenheim
- Age: 6 Years
- Weight: 18 lbs
- Sex: Male & Female (Pair)
- House Training: Yes
- Health: Minnie: Grade 4 luxating patella on her left leg
- Temperament: Mickey: Very sweet, a little more timid than Minnie but not much Minnie: Very sweet, loving, out-going
- Recommendations: Cavalier savvy home willing to keep dogs on supplements and quality food. Fenced in yard. They have not met children or cats yet.
- Location: Pasadena, MD
- Region: Northeast
- Special Needs: No
- Status: JUST ADOPTED