Sex: Male (neutered)
Age: 8 or 9 years old
Location: Greensboro, NC
Vet/Medical Info: Scruffy received all of his vaccinations on 10/13/11. The rabies was a three year vaccination. Heartworm test given on the same date was negative. Scruffy is neutered.
Owner Info: Scruffy is an adorable poodle who as found as a stray. The good samaritans who found him are unable to keep him because of the pets they already have. They checked all lost dog postings and Pet Amber Alert, but have been unable to locate his owners. Scruffy weighs about 8 pounds. Scruffy is an indoor dog with free run of the house, but he is not housebroken or leash trained. They believe he may have been an outdoor dog due to his coat condition when found, and because he is not housebroken or leash trained. He may also have some hearing loss. Scruffy is good with cats (they have two cats), but has not been tested around other dogs. Scruffy is not possessive with treats, toys, or food, but he does snap when you put your hands close to his mouth or face - - they believe this is due to pain from a mouth infection. However, he is getting better about being handled and is getting more relaxed as he has been treated for the infection and seems to be recovering. Scruffy has cataracts in both eyes - he can distinguish light/dark; squints when in sunlight; can see close to his face, but they are not sure about extent of his vision loss. When they first found him, he seemed lethargic and sick, but is becoming more active and is now eating and drinking normally. He has been treated with antibiotics, lots of rest, and TLC. He was found on a parking lot on Oct. 13 and was taken to the vet that day for evaluation, grooming, and vaccinations. He is adorable, and is learning to walk on a leash; he is more tolerant of being handled as he gets more accustomed to being petted and held.
Elizabeth is willing to help with transportation.