by Lee Juslin
Bambi is a little male Yorkie or Yorkie mix weighing in at only eight pounds. He came into NY/NJ Scottish Terrier Rescue from a New York City shelter. As is the case with many dogs in a city shelter with all the noise and confusion, Bambi was terrified.
Painfully thin and covered in his own feces, Bambi was an owner turn-in for biting, but he clearly had been abused so probably any biting was defensive. The shelter staff—overworked and overstressed—could not do much with him. They described him as “all teeth,” and they wore thick gloves designed for electricians whenever they had to handle him.
After just one day in rescue foster care, Bambi was bathed, brushed, and much calmer. He seemed to realize he was safe in a comfortable place with good food and people who were kind to him. Bambi’s foster mom says he is feisty, and he can be a bit jealous. He loves being carried around, and he clearly wants his own person to be with and to love. His foster mom also says he is a real Velcro dog, but, as he is so much smaller than the Scotties she deals with, she has to be careful picking him up and careful not to step on him. Fortunately, she has another Yorkie foster, and the two have become BFFs.
Bambi is fine with other dogs but really loves toys. As his foster mom says, he plays with great gusto, and would enjoy someone with time to play with him. He is young at only about two years old, has no health issues, and is no trouble.
Bambi needs a home without young children. He would prefer to have someone who is home and has terrier experience. An apartment would be fine for this little guy. It is unknown how he would be with cats, but he does not have a high prey drive.
This little Yorkie will require an owner with lots of patience as he has an awful, abusive past to get beyond. However, he is already snuggling and sleeping with his foster mom, and once in his own home with his own person to love and understanding and patience, he’ll reward his person with lots of love and snuggles.
Anyone looking for a cuddle bug that doesn’t require a lot of space, exercise, or walking would do well with little Bambi. It’s not easy for a Scottie rescue to find a forever home for a non-Scotty like Bambi, but this guy deserves a great loving home for all he’s been through. All he wants is to love and be loved and, yes, lots of toys.
Author’s personal note to his previous owner: Eight pounds and you had to abuse him? What kind of creep are you?
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