Sawyer White – senior shih tzu boy

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Is this not the cutest little boy??  When we first picked up Sawyer, his foster mom noticed that he acted a bit “weird.”  Nothing major, but weird symptoms that might mean diabetes, throid problems or even the dreaded Cushings disease.  Or, it could be nothing and “weird” is normal for me.  We ran a bunch of tests, and thankfully, ruled out the really bad things, but the cost exceeded the estimate and we really need a bit more funding to pay his bill. 

Thank you to Janet T., Patty S., Lori U., and Patty D., for their generous donations of $150.  We still need $635 in his fund.  If you’d like to contribute to the fund for Sawyer’s diagnostic tests, please CLICK HERE to contribute via Paypal or HERE to send him a check.

Here’s Sawyer’s introduction:

Let me introduce myself, I am Sawyer. My foster mom says I look like  a little stuff toy, very cute if I have to say so myself.  I was not  properly cared for in my previous life, but I am making up for that  now and enjoying all the TLC I am getting!  One of my favorite  things to do is to cuddle with my foster mom and nest in my bed.   And boy, I do love to sleep!  I am potty trained to the doggie door  and I will let you know when the doggie door is closed. I get along  with other dogs as long as they don’t get in my face and I don’t  mind cats.  When I am not napping, I like to play with stuff toys  and go for walks.  My foster mom said I was very skinny when she  first got me and I must have enjoyed all the scrumptious food,  because now I need to loose a few pounds.  The walks should help with that.  I am a big boy and sleep in my dog bed at night, but I  do have fears of being in small places so crates and car rides are  not good for me. 

Sawyer is approximately 9 or 10  years old.  He has limited vision due to a dry eye condition that  was not properly treated, and he will need daily eye drops (twice a  day) for the rest of his life.  He gets around good for having limited vision and some hearing loss.  Numerous tests have been done  on Sawyer and they have all come back negative. The vet has come to  the conclusion that Sawyer has some neurological issues, but with  the right medicine, he will be a happy dog.  Sawyer is a very sweet  dog that deserves a better life than what he had.  He will need to  go to a special home that can give him lots of love and care.  If  you want to add a laid-back, sweet lap dog to your family than Sawyer would be your guy.

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