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Adoptable: Penelope

Age: 3 years old

Gender: Female

Breed: Terrier mix

Weight: 34 lbs

Personality: cuddly, snuggly goodness!

Education: Good with bathroom, crate and leash training

Favorite Activities: Cuddles, playing, EATING, walks

Looking for: A loving home who will take care of her special needs. She will do best as only dog in the home and is great with kids.

Special needs: Megaesophagus. Sucralfate (~$15.00 per month), Sildenafil (~$5-10.00 per month), and Pimobendan (~$108.00 per month). Eating Hill's Prescription Diet Digestive Care i/d Low Fat Original Flavor, wet only for ME

Adoption Fee: $ 200

Pen will be your best friend! 

Hi, pals! My name is Penelope. I’m a goofy, cuddly girl with a heart of gold. I’m 3 years old terrier mix. When I was rescued from the LA shelter, I was skin and bones and now I am 34 lbs.

The reason I’m so happy about the extra lbs is because I have a condition called Megaesophagus. Basically, my esophagus doesn’t coordinate the movement of food into my stomach properly, causing regurgitation. My condition was causing me to literally starve to death in the shelter because I wasn’t able to get the care that I need to be a happy, healthy girl. I’ve been able to pack on the pounds by eating in a Bailey’s Chair for about 35 minutes. I also take a few meds: Sucralfate (~$15.00 per month), Sildenafil (~$5-10.00 per month), and Vermedin (~$108.00 per month). I know it sounds like a lot, but once we get into a routine, we will be working like a well-oiled machine! I’m such a sweet girl and I’m totally worth it! 

I’m dog selective and would require slow, intentional dog introductions with dogs my size or larger. I am not a fan of smaller dogs and cats.  I love getting out for walks and exploring. Sometimes the city sounds spook me, but once I get to know the neighborhood I’m comfortable. Even though I enjoy some exercise, I’m a relatively mellow girl. What I love most of all is CUDDLES. I will smother you with snuggles if you let me! 

I’m a good girl who is bathroom, house, leash, and crate trained. Talk about a pawfect angel! Due to my condition, I do regurgitate (think little spit-ups, not total vomit) on a daily basis if I play too hard, get too excited, etc. My goofy personality and huge heart make me well worth it! 

When I was starving in the shelter, unable to keep my own food down, I was the most miserable pooch. Since being rescued, I’m so appreciative of my second chance at life and I make sure that you know how much I love you! I need a special person who will be patient with my feeding and will monitor my health. However,  I’m also a special girl who will bring so much joy to your life! I would do best as the only dog in the home, and am great with kids. I’m such a sweet lady that I’d fit in with any home that can give me the love and care that I need. So what do you say? Give me the furever home that I’ve always dreamed of and adopt me today!

My adoption fee is $200 and that includes spaying/neutering, shots, and microchip. If you want to take me home, please fill out the form on the website here: https://theanimalpad.org/adoption-application/

The Animal Pad recognizes that taking in a new dog can pose a challenge to the entire family. To best set her up for success in a new home, Penelope’s adoption package includes a FREE four-week scholarship with our partner Goodpup (https://goodpup.com/). Goodpup offers virtual, individualized training to ensure you, your dog, and your family have the skills needed to thrive together. GoodPup Scholarships include:
  • • 4+ weeks of positive reinforcement training
  • • 24/7 chat for questions and support
  • • Access to a behavior team to assist in advanced cases
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