Meet Sherman, a handsome 6 year old, 6 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Austin, TX. Only Texas residents will be considered. 1/29/23 Update: Last week after we returned from Shermans vet visit, he had a bundled gift from the wonderful volunteers at Wrapped in Love waiting for him on our doorstepa beautiful blanket and toy bear both embroidered with Sherman. Somehow he knew the gift had his name on it! He immediately came over and pulled the toy bear out of the string and began to play with it! Then he started pulling the strings attempting to untie the blanket. What joy for him and for his foster mom to watch! Sherman has been to the vet 4 times and to an eye specialist in the short 3 and a half weeks hes been with us, and in that time, has recovered from an ear infection, a urinary tract infection, neuter surgery, and dental surgery. The eye specialist diagnosed that one of the muscles on his right eye is severed and a tiny part of his eyelid is missing ( likely from a trauma in his life before he was rescued by UYR). The good news is his vision is fine in both eyes except that because of the severed muscle, his right eye is rotated sideways and causes a blind spot. Also the hairs from the skin where part of the eyelid is missing grows directly in the eye and it is difficult to keep trimmed short enough because it is so close to the eye. The Eye specialist recommended a procedure to stop the hair growth on this tiny part of skin where there is no eyelid to keep hair from growing directly into and irritating the eye. The estimated cost for this procedure is $1200-$1500. UYR has already spent nearly $2000 on Shermans care, so please consider donating with the link below to help with Shermans care. Sherman will hopefully be ready for his forever home soon, but not just yet. He had a couple of seizures in the first few days with us. The cause of seizures is unknown at this time, but initially was thought to be hypoglycemia. He is currently taking an anti-seizure medication and eating a special diet while we monitor. His recent vet visit and bloodwork were very encouraging and now that he has recovered from surgeries and infections, he is feeling so much better! He has become very playful and even more loving! 1/11/23 Initial Bio: Sherman came to UYR as a breeder surrender. He is a Parti Yorkie (rare black, white and tan coloring) and just turned 7 years-old on January 7. He is adjusting very well to his new foster home and will make a wonderful companion for a single or multi-dog home after he heals. He should be ready for his forever home at the end of January. In spite of arriving with an an ear infection, bad teeth, and possibly a little vision impairment, he seems otherwise healthy and is a joy! He is a gentle and pretty easy going guy, very smart, and gets along great with his foster brother and sister Yorkies. He has an appointment with an eye specialist next week to determine what is going on with his right eye-if he will need treatment or if it is congenital, etc. Sherman enjoys exploring the back yard and basking in the sun as long as his foster humans and other pups are nearby. He perks up when he hears his name, comes when called and rolls over for belly rubs! He walks on a leash pretty well, likes snuggling on the dog beds or sofa next to the humans and/or other pups. He has only been with us for a few days and naturally wants to mark his new surroundings, so he has been wearing a belly band in the house for now. But we are working on training him to go outside and the other pups are helping. He just had his neuter surgery today, which will hopefully help speed up the training. He also had dental surgery and lost 16 teeth, but he is doing great and will feel so much better once he is fully recovered! If interested in adopting sweet Sherman, click on the link to fill out an application and/or please consider making a donation to help with his medical bills.
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