Diamond, a 6-1/2 year old 13-pound female Chihuahua mix, was surrendered to the Pet Adoption Center by her owner who was moving to a place where dogs weren't allowed (which is, by the way, the number one reason why animals are turned into shelters). And, as it turned out, at the MSRPAC Diamond was given the gift of health AND a second chance to find a permanent, loving, forever home.
Shortly after Diamond came to the PAC it was found that she had a bladder stone. So large, in fact, she needed surgery to remove it. She has recovered from that surgery and is now anxious to be adopted and become part of someone's life. However, the individual or family who adopts Diamond will have to understand, and be responsible for, her special needs so she can remain healthy for the rest of her life. This will include keeping her on a specially formulated prescription diet food to help prevent formation of any more bladder stones and having her urine tested every four to six months. Every pet deserves a lifelong commitment of care and Diamond is no different except she just needs a little extra TLC.
Diamond is shy and sensitive, preferring women to men (she is extremely shy around guys!). She would do best in a quiet home with adults only or adults and older teenagers. She will need to be given the opportunity to adjust to her new surroundings at her own pace while she learns to be part of a family again, but she also will need to have rules which will help her build trust. Staff and volunteers describe her as a sweet dog who has a gentle play style and loves to go for walks.
Come to the Pet Adoption Center and ask to meet Diamond and see if there's a connection. She's waiting patiently for just the right person to give her a second chance for a happy life. Are you the one?