Today’s available dog highlight is Artie, a 4-year-old Min Pin.
Artie was recently diagnosed as having diabetes. His foster family is working hard to get this condition under control so Artie can live a long and happy life. Artie will need a forever home committed to keeping him healthy and managing his condition. His medical supply costs: average $95/month.
For more information on diabetes in dogs, please visit: http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/diabetes-dogs-symptoms-treatments-dietary-management
His foster family shared this: “Artie has been with us for almost 8 months; he is such a sweet dog. He is a little shy when he meets new people, but warms up quickly once he gets to know you. Artie does well in a kennel and out of a kennel, he has his special blanket in our dining room that he knows is his place to rest. He also likes to cover himself up under a blanket. He lets us know when he has to do his duty by standing by the back door when he’s ready to go outside.
We found out in January that he is a diabetic and he does need an insulin shot two times per day; every 12 hours for the rest of his life to keep him healthy. It is not hard at all to give shots, I was nervous at first giving them but I learned something new. I wanted to do this because I didn’t want to let Artie down. Just because he has this it doesn’t change that he’s a great dog!! I would be happy to show you how to give the shots. After the shots, I give him a treat and tell him he’s a good boy!
Artie says: My foster family has done a great job on handling this for me. Please don’t let this scare you away from adopting me. I am still the same dog I was before I found out I was diabetic. If you have any questions about me, just ask my foster mom. Artie~~
Artie is full of energy and would love to go for a walk with you. He also likes to go for car rides!”
*A wonderful volunteer and her nephew collected aluminum cans all winter and collected $25 to go towards Artie’s adoption fee! Thank you!