Meet sweet Mickey. He is a Shih Tzu mix who is 1 and a half years old and weighs about 12 pounds. Our dogs come to us from all kinds of situations but none have touched us as much as Mickey's story. He was found on the side of the road, lying by his mother who was already dead. We have no idea how long he was there or how long his mom had been dead only that he was not old enough or strong enough to fend for himself, so he had to stay there until he was rescued. Mickey was originally taken in by a family but they soon discovered that he is deaf. It is clear they struggled to care for him properly and, as a result, he ended up being neglected beyond belief, living outside in a crate in all weathers. You can bet that situation changed the minute he came into our care. We got him to the vet to make sure he didn't have any other health issues and he passed with flying colors! Next we got him bathed and groomed. Each positive change made him feel a little better and he continues to improve. He can regress in new situations though and needs extra reassurance to help him acclimate to changes he cannot sense without hearing. His foster mom sometimes carries him around in a sling so that he is close to her and feels safer. Mickey walks well on leash and he doesn't show any interest in other dogs when out walking. Over time, he has done OK with the foster's own dog but it took a few weeks to settle into that relationship. It is clear that he doesn't like any new dogs to come into that environment, so we think he would be better as an only dog where he can relax and not be worried about being startled by things he can't hear. Mickey has not been tested with cats and he would not be good with small children as he cannot hear them and that would make him insecure and afraid. If he feels at all threatened he will retire to his crate and just stay there until the coast is clear. He was not house trained when he came to us but has been doing really well. He is taken outside on a regular schedule and that has been working well. What Mickey needs most now is love, patience and compassion. If you can provide him with those things he will reward you with his trust and love in return.
Applicants must live with in a two hour drive of Pensacola, FL. to even be considered.
Please go to our website fbsbrescue.com to fill out an adoption application.
Adoption fees are posted for each animal. Thank you for choosing to adopt! Email