by Lee Juslin
Donna is a nine-year-old purebred Scottie who has lived in the same home with her daughter, Bunny, all her life. Bunny is eight-years-old and a mix of Scottie and Affenpinscher with rather remarkable ears. Both are a bit overweight and had not been vetted since 2011. Fortunately, the owners did the right thing and turned the girls into Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida (STROF).
Rescue has had both dogs fully vetted. Donna has no major health issues, but she does have mild arthritis and is on an inexpensive med to control it. Bunny has been diagnosed with Cushings. She is on Cushing meds which she is responding well to. The meds are controlling the disease’s typical untreated symptoms like heavy panting and peeing in the house. The meds currently cost about $70—$90 per month. However, Janet of STROF says there are cheaper places to get the required meds, such as Canada, and with these meds, Bunny should continue to be a happy girl and live a full life.
Both of these dogs are very bonded so the rescue wants to place them together. They both love people, are both very cuddly, and are particularly fond of belly rubs. Bunny and Donna are both happy, playful girls who love being with their people. Bunny especially loves to play fetch. They both love people and enjoy welcoming visitors.
These two happy girls need to be placed together in a home with no other dogs as they prefer the sole company of each other and don’t get along with other dogs. They need someone who is prepared to accept the financial requirements of the Cushing meds and is home at least part of each day. They also need a fenced-in yard which they can enjoy running and playing in, but they need supervision when outside as they are both diggers. Janet says that she doesn’t know how they are walking on leashes as she has a fenced-in yard which both girls enjoy.
It is unknown how these dogs would be with children, although older children who know how to treat dogs, would probably be fine. It is also unknown if they would get along with cats, but a home with cats is probably not a good placement.
These two love bugs deserve a forever home where they will get the love, care, and play time they need.
If you would like to learn more about Scottish Terrier of Florida, volunteer, make a donation, or apply to adopt these two wonder girls, visit them on FB: Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida or visit their website: STROF
UPDATE: Since the article was written Donna and Bunny have been adopted!
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