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Meet Petals, a loving 16 lb, 8yr old Fren-CHI mix being fostered in New Jersey. Petals is a happy dog who loves to smile, very eager to please, housetrained, clean, and not yappy! She has a soothing presence in the house and is very adaptable to your moods and activities. Not only is Petals smart, but she is also bilingual! She was raised in a Spanish-speaking home, so she knows her commands in Spanish and is quickly learning English. She knows her manners, but once she has her mind set to something she wants, she can get a little sassy! She is polite about it, but her determination is apparent.
One of her favorite past-times is looking out a window. If she can get to a window sill, she will. At her foster mom's home, she lays in her bed on top of a printer which is on her foster mom's desk. I think she is in-tune with her inner cat??? This makes for a great guard dog because she will let you know when the mailman comes or if there are strangers walking by. She prefers to have a bed of her own, but she is happy to share a larger bed with one of her foster siblings.
Petals would love to have a fenced-in yard where she could roll in the grass and sit in the sun. She walks well on a leash if a fenced-in yard is not an option. Applicants must be willing to drive to get her because we do not want her flying on a plane due to her size. She is not in a home with younger children.
Petals is a rare and delicate little flower that was surrendered by her family because they could not afford to remove a mass from her abdomen. While she being spayed, it was realized her mass was an umbilical hernia, which is easily repaired and without lasting effects! So, Petals is not so delicate after all, she is tough!
8/6/2021 Update. Petals was noticed to have a little wheezing/snoring at night while she slept. She was taken to the Vet to get an evaluation and the Vet heard a slight heart murmur. He did not hear any fluid in her lungs, but suggested that she have an echocardiogram to determine the grade and need for further treatment. He currently advised Robitussin DM just for any cough at this time. She will need a follow-up.
Petals is currently being fostered in Brick, NJ. Please email her foster mom for any further questions at DogRescue2021@comcast.net