by Helen Hartel
Sealy, a 9-month-old Chihuahua, was turned in because his ears keep turning red and the owner did not want to deal with vet visits.
He was taken to a private veterinarian where a biopsy was performed on his ears. The good news is he has a mild case of Aural Chondritis which is an inflammation of the cartilage of his ears. If it bothers him or flares up occasionally, it can easily be treated by a low does of prednisone, a very inexpensive medicine. He may never grow fur on his ears but that just adds to his cuteness.
Here are some things you should know about him:
- He is housebroken.
- He loves to play with toys.
- He enjoys going for walks.
- He loves to jump up and relax on a lap.
- He really likes riding in the car.
- He has been introduced to kids ages 1-15 (and everything in between) and has been good with all, but he likes it best when he gets to be the one to approach first. He is so tiny, he can get frightened if people come up too quickly.
He has not been around other dogs so if you have another pup at home, bring him/her to the shelter to see if they get along before taking him home.
It’s no joke about Sealy being a puppy. At nine months old, he has lots of energy, and he will need a family willing to train him, spend time with him and play with him.
According to the ASPCA, it takes an investment of time and effort to raise and train a puppy properly. What you put into a puppy that first year influences the rest of his/her life. Socialization is ongoing. As he/she matures, different issues may arise. A puppy that has been exposed to the world outside his/her back yard has a better chance of taking things in stride. A well socialized dog makes a wonderful companion and will be welcomed anywhere you go.
Sealy seems eager to learn, and with a family committed to proper training, he will be the best dog ever. Just imagine the fun you will have with this little ball of energy. Ask to meet him today. Let the fun begin!
To choose Sealy, request ID # A4676625 The Agoura Shelter is at 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Occasionally pets have already been adopted. To check availability, call 818-991-0071 or visit http://animalcare.lacounty.gov