Here’s some notes from his foster:
Little Crawdad (Crawdaddy, Crawpuppy, Crawpup, Crawdude) quickly makes a home in everyone’s heart. This little boy just wants to snuggle in your lap and have someone rub his head. His second favorite space is napping in the sun. Who doesn’t like that?
Let me just start by sharing Crawdad is the sweetest little guy you will every meet! He loves snuggling in your lap and getting a scratch on his head) and lying in a sunny spot – it’s hard to say which is his favorite. He is currently just over 6lbs, and could use to put on just a tad bit of weight but he is working on it. He gets along well with humans and pups of all ages and sizes.
Despite his medical issues, he gets around well and can easily do stairs – unless he thinks he will be carried, in which case he will just look at you with those big eyes. And he loves walks and sniffing EVERYTHING. He will insist on going farther than he really can, at which point you will carry him home. And if he over does it on exercise he gets a bit wobbly the next day (don’t we all!). We have found he eats better with three feeds per day, rather than two.
He is house trained, He is a very quiet pup, so he won’t vocally tell you he needs to go out. He snores like a trucker, so beware if you have him sleeping in your bedroom. We have found he likes being in an oversized crate with lots of blankets. He gets cold easily, but is talented on making a little den out of blankets.
I could go on and on and on about this wonderful boy who deserves the most loving family for his final years.
Here is a little message from the Diary of Crawdad:
Dear Diary, I am doing so well these days. I had a rough couple of days after may last surgery, but I am 110% now. Which is great, because I got to have a sleepover at Muttville and go to Muttchella! The best part was playing with all the other dogs. I had hoped to find my forever family, but it’s okay because I get so much love from my foster family and everyone at Muttville. Everyone tells me I am the sweetest little boy. I’ve tried to tell them I’m not that little, but they don’t listen.
My foster family took me on a road trip this week and said I did SO well. I slept like a good boy in the car, and I adjusted to the new surroundings without a problem. I really like sleeping in my crate, so they brought that along for me….It makes all the difference. We’ve had great walks on the beach in the mornings, where I get to play with other dogs of all sizes. Everyone says I am so cute and sweet. I’ve also been able to go to new restaurants, where I get even more attention. And I continue to find the best sunny spots to nap in.
I can’t wait to share my next adventure!
After being diagnosed with a terminal illness, Crawdad is living life to the fullest in our Hospice Program, under which one of our special hospice families has provided him with a loving home and the very best possible end-of-life care. Please wish Crawdad well!
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