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Sam transferred in from an out-of-county shelter because he has special needs. He has a vision impairment referred to as juvenile cataracts. We have had Sam evaluated by a veterinary eye specialist, and we are told that behind his cataracts his retinas are good, and he is a good candidate for cataract surgery with an estimated 75% chance of success. Next, we raise the funds for his special surgery, and make it happen!
The shelter from which Sam transferred didn't know his age; our vets estimate him to be about 5 years old, though he could actually be a bit younger. Other than his cataracts, he is very fit and healthy! At first, he was lacking in basic training/manners (though he is housetrained), and now, he is quickly learning good manners. He loves squeaky and jingly toys and treats of any kind, and is very affectionate and eager to please, so he is an eager student.
He was a little dominant with other dogs when he arrived, but since he has been neutered and had time to memorize his surroundings, he seems to enjoy the company of other dogs. He has a sweet and happy personality, and a lot of exuberance and joy! Thus, he does need a fair amount of exercise to burn off his energy.
Sam will require ongoing veterinary care related to his eyes for the rest of his life. He will need to receive anti-inflammatory eye drops, and have the pressure in his eyes checked 3-4 times per year by a veterinary eye specialist. We just know there is the perfect home out there for Sam who can provide him with the care he deserves, and will have his love and adoration all his lifelong.
Sam comes with a 30-day money-back trial adoption period.
Spay/neuter, worming, microchip and all age-appropriate shots are always completed before placement, and are included in the adoption fee (suggested minimum $95; more gratefully accepted!)
Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your payment to help us cover our volunteer driver's expenses, that would be great!
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