Scooter was boarded at a nearby GA veterinary office when his owner became ill, and when it appeared she was not going to get better, the clinic continued to care for him. After a few months, he became depressed, because he missed his owner or because of his restricted lifestyle in the clinic, and he was placed in a TBDR foster home that already had two special needs dogs.
So, not only was Scooter homeless, but unfortunately he has diabetes due to a poor diet and now requires a daily insulin shot, which he tolerates admirably. He is partially sighted due to advanced cataracts and glaucoma, for which he gets special eye drops twice a day to try to keep his internal eye pressure under control.
Scooter is mostly a quiet, undemanding boy, although he does get excited at mealtimes and will “bark for his supper.” He spends much of his time sleeping in a dog bed, or resting on the tile floor when he gets hot. He seems to genuinely appreciate being comfortable and the attention he is given. He has learned his way around inside the house and knows his way around the back yard. Most of the time he takes himself outside for necessary business and returns on his own.
Scooter is well house-trained, sleeps in a crate at night without complaint, and is okay with other dogs and with cats. In general he is sweet, affectionate, and easy to care for. He would make an excellent companion for an older single or couple who are looking for a gentle, loving friend. Let’s give him a place to enjoy life for a few more years.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ADOPT SCOOTER, PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION TOWARDS HIS CARE. WE DID NOT TURN HIM AWAY, JUST BECAUSE HE WILL COST MORE THAN THE AVERAGE FOSTER DOG, AND HOPE YOU APPRECIATE THAT!
Scooter has been neutered, vaccinated and is heartworm negative. His adoption fee is $100.00. Please contact Lorraine at 850/893-7634 (9AM-9PM only) for more information and/or an application.