Eli is a handsome 8-9 year old, 11-pound Pomeranian. He was picked up as a stray by a local shelter and transferred to our care with a tail injury. It was determined that he got his tail caught in something while he was out running on his own and he did what any animal would do to get free‰'Û|he broke it. Fortunately for him, the break did not sever the blood supply and he was able to keep his tail. Unfortunately, his tail is paralyzed for life and will always hang straight down. We feel that he likely has bits of sensations as you will catch him chasing his tail from time to time. He has full control of his bladder and is 100% house trained. He has 99% control over his bowels, but every once in a while‰'Û|maybe once a week‰'Û|we might find an uncontrolled nugget. As long as he is trimmed short around that area, he requires less maintenance than our Pom with full coats. Eli is a pretty cool little dog who is fairly independent. He loves to chase laser lights just like a cat. He will bark at things he doesn't understand‰'Û|like the vacuum or Christmas lights. He loves to sleep above your head on the pillow. He is great with other dogs‰'Û|he doesn't play but coexists beautifully. He will let you know when he is hungry or needs to go outside. He would do best with a single person or couple without small children in the home. His only quirk is that we don't think he was petted, groomed, or handled often. You will need time to develop trust with Eli before you can easily pet him below the shoulder blades. He would bite us at first, but it really didn't hurt. Now we can talk him through it and let him know everything is just fine. Because of this, we also would not place him into a home with senior citizens. We hope you can see through the baggage and straight into Eli's soul, because he really is a good, loyal companion. Eli's adoption fee is $250 and includes his microchip, current vaccinations (Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, and Bordatella), HW/Lyme test, and recent dental cleaning. He was neutered prior to coming into our care. To give Eli a forever home, please submit an application at PomPaws.org.