RemyRescue Me ID: 23-06-14-00240

About Remy

Adoption Fee: $25
Lhasa Apso / Poodle
Age: Senior
Sex: Male

Remy is a beautiful small dog who loves cuddles, apple slices, and basking in the sun. He will sunbathe until he overheats and come inside to cool down then repeats for hours. His interest in walks varies from quick 15-minute strolls around the block to 45-minute explorations, choosing which street to turn on and leading me to parts of the neighborhood we haven't been to in a while. He loves big open spaces and will act like a puppy in a huge field. Remy thrives in a quiet house with long hours of cuddling. When he's comfortable, he seems to melt into your lap, and more than a few people have refused to move once he's settled so they don't disturb his joy. Remy's best home would be one with no children and no fuss. He would be a good companion to someone looking for a fur baby or to a retiree or two who want to stay a bit active but aren't looking for a husky. While Remy mostly does not like other dogs, he has had five 'best friends' in his lifetime, and I have no idea what made them special. I would generally say he does better without other dogs in the house, but if you fall in love with Remy, it is worth introducing him to your dog and seeing if Remy falls in love too. Remy is probably about 15 years old and healthy for his age: strong muscles, nimble joints, good weight, and healthy blood tests. He has had multiple teeth removed, as is common for his size, and will probably continue to need a few teeth removed each year. He is beginning to show some signs of hearing loss. He has some kind of food allergy that can cause a rash. He does well on Fromm's dog food, and fruit and vegetables are a safer treat for him than many pet store options. He is neutered and up to date on all vaccines. Remy was found when he was about one and a half years old, wandering on the road with severely matted hair and serious cavities and gingivitis. While immediately cuddly to me, he quickly showed anxiety and fear responses that paint a grim picture of his life before being rescued. He was afraid of men, terrified when you opened a window in the car, and responded to being touched on his waist as if you struck him. His fear of men eased after a few months of gentle exposure. He continues to be nervous in cars. His fear of people touching his waist is so intense that we had an ultrasound completed to ensure there was no internal damage. Even I have to be careful of how I pick him up, and a wrong move will make him cower and shake. I also do not bring him to a regular boarder because of what seems to be a fear of abandonment. We use for boarders that take one dog at a time, and he loves them. It is important to be aware of Remy's emotional scars. If you respect them, he will be grateful for the safety you provide. The reason we need to rehome Remy is because he does not like children. While this was a mild problem when he was younger, now with two children, a loud house, and more playdates, he no longer tolerates excitement. He bit my daughter and a neighbor for getting into his space. While he has never caused damage, I no longer allow him near other people's children. He clearly knows this is incorrect behavior. He makes every effort to warn the child away (body language, raised lip, growl), and he has the softest mouth, but the stress has simply become too much for him. Remy's anxiety is eased by regular walks, building his personal space into our living space, using a puzzle ball for dinner as cognitive stimulation, and treating his symptoms with CBD oil. That said, if you are the right person for him, it is likely most of this will become unnecessary. He does well when he's boarded in a person's home to the point that some boarders try to convince me he doesn't need medication. And the truth is, in the right environment, they're probably right. Remy just wants to bask and cuddle and get a few zoomies in while enjoying his senior life. After thirteen years, it breaks my heart to let him go, but truly he will be happier in a home that fits his calm and cuddly personality.


Dane County
Madison, Wisconsin

Whitney Cook: 218-391-3121

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  • Not Good with Other Dogs
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Low Energy
  • Somewhat Dominant


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current
  • Fearful/Anxious

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