Arrived at Muttville in his checked shorts toting around his miniature putter. He strutted his little chihuahua body inside and challenged everyone to a round on the nearest golf course. The green is where he feels most confident. Normally he is sweet, polite, and extra friendly with his dog friends. However if there is a competition and a possible bogey involved he becomes very confident and immediately has jokes. When Putt Putt is not on the course, he enjoys a good pet and a handful of treats. Not into the game of golf so much? That’s ok, he doesn’t mind doing other things!
Here’s some notes from his foster:
Putt Putt is senior dog perfection. If you want a sweet, loving, tiny, and low maintenance best friend, Putt Putt is definitely the dog for you. He appreciates all of the simple things in life like a soft bed, food, exploring outside, and most importantly, booty scratches. His tail is always wagging, and he’s just the most adorable little guy you ever met.
Putt Putt sleeps through the night and naps happily throughout the day, so he’s a great work from home buddy who won’t disturb your Zoom meetings. He’s also totally fine being left alone when you need to go out. So far he’s been very quiet. I’ve heard him bark only once when one of my other dogs was barking like mad, and he joined in for a moment before deciding that was enough of that.
He’s so loving and happy to sit with you in your lap or just next to you, but he also isn’t clingy or needy. While his gait has a few old man hitches, he actually walks great on a leash and seems to very much enjoy a slow stroll around the block. He’s quite thin at the moment, and I think it’s possible as he gains weight he will get stronger and be able to walk even better. Of course, he’s so tiny, it’s easy to carry him if he gets tired or if there are curbs or stairs to go up or down.
Also, Putt Putt appears to be housetrained, and he has been able to hold it all night. While he hasn’t been here long, I can’t say enough good things about this little guy. Seriously, he’s perfect, and his new family will be so lucky to have him.
After being diagnosed with a terminal illness, Putt Putt 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 Putt Putt well!
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