Sweetie: a survivor of a fire, a victim of human madness

Information:

Names: Sweetie

Gender: M

Age: d-o-b: beg-2018

Size: small (7.5kg, 40cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated

Story, Personality, Others:
Sweetie is a victim of a fire. There was an illegal deposit for dogs in northern Portugal, in Santo Tirso, 200 dogs crammed into small spaces in unacceptable conditions. The local authorities knew about the situation as they had received many complaints but for 3 years they were turning blind eye. One day there was a fire in the place. The owner refused to let the fireman in and the local police prevented people from entering to help as it was private property. The owner of the place did not open the kennels and watched dogs dying in the flames. The police stayed at the gates preventing anyone from helping. Over one third of dogs died there and others suffered serious injuries. Only after the fire the public opinion made enough pressure to oblige the owner to open the gates and let the dogs be rescues. The dogs were distributed over vet clinics and various shelters. We got two survivors. One is Sweetie.

Sweetie is a vert friendly and gentle dog. He is used to people. He must have had a home one day. He walks well on the leash. He us friendly with other dogs.
His lungs are ful of smoke. He is taking medication. The prognosis is optimistic, he should recover nicely.

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Dick: a dog of 14 years left to die in the shelter…..

Information:

Names: Dick

Gender: M

Breed: poodle

Age: d-o-b: 1 September 2006

Size: small (7kg, 35cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated, castrated

Story, Personality, Others:
Dick was left in the shelter by his owner who cannot take care of him anymore due to health reasons. Noone from the family wanted to step in (but they are certainly waiting for inheritance). Dick was always well treated and lived in a home. He is very gentle, good on the leash, nice to other dogs. This must be a shock for him and from our experience if he does not find a new home soon he will just die of sadness in the shelter.
He is old but in good health although he has problems typical for his age. He has cataracts on both eyes and does not see very well and he has some heart murmur and take medication, Benazepril 2,5mg once a day.

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Limao: tiny!

Information:

Names: Limao

Gender: M

Breed: pincher

Age: d-o-b: 23 September 2018

Size: small (3kg, 35cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated, castrated

Story, Personality, Others:
Limao was left by his owners because the lady just gave birth to triplets. And she had her hands full and no time for the dog because… she already had three children at home.
Limao was brought to the shelter and he was very stressed. For a tiny dog used to living in a home a shelter can e extremely traumatic experience. He has gained some confidence since but he is a dog of one owner, one person can do anything to him and he absolutely adores her and with the others he is rather mistrustful. We have no doubt that in a home he would be a wonderful dog but he might needs some adaptation to a new place. He is a very sensitive dog and every change affects him.
He is good with other dog and walks well on the leash.

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