by Lee Juslin
When Cody was turned into a New York City shelter by his owners, the shelter thought he was a Wheaten Scottie. So, they sent pictures to Scottie Rescue of Greater New York. Meanwhile, the shelter kept him isolated to avoid his picking up kennel cough and other illnesses, which are common in shelters. When the rescue agreed to take him, the shelter had him vetted and brought up to date on his vaccines. They, then, delivered him to Erica, a volunteer with the rescue.
As it turned out, Erica realized Cody, though looked like a Scottie, was really a white Schnauzer. “We’ve had several white Schnauzers, so I recognized the signs pretty quickly,” said Erica. White Schnauzers are the rarest coloring for Schnauzers. They come from breeding a Schnauzer to a Westie. But, without the typical Schnauzer ear and tail cropping, they do look like Wheaten Scotties. When Cody is sitting quietly, his ears are straight up, but, when he walks, they tend to flop over. Erica says they look a lot like Pooh Bear’s ears.
Cody has some medical issues such as two fatty growths which are probably not cancerous but will need to be checked. In addition, he has bad teeth and is on antibiotics until Erica can get him into the vet. Due to the Covid virus, it takes longer to get a vet appointment, and he will need two visits. One visit will be to take blood work, and the second will be for the dental and the removal of the fatty growths. He will be fully vetted before being put up for adoption.
Cody weighs about twenty-three pounds and is estimated to be ten-years-old. Schnauzers often live to their mid-teens, so Cody has the potential for a good life ahead. He is active and very friendly. He gets along with children and even tolerates cats, both unusual for rescue dogs. He likes to play and has shown some interest in toys. His easy-going personality shows that, though his family turned him into the shelter due to family problems, he was obviously loved and not abused.
This happy little boy would make a good companion for an older person who could walk him and play with him. He would not be happy with someone who is away all day. He walks well on a leash and enjoys meeting people and other dogs. He would also enjoy visits from grandchildren. Erica says that he is an easy boy and will be a great catch for some lucky adopter.
Learn more about Cody and his pals in Scottie Rescue, volunteer, apply to adopt a rescue, or make a very needed donation. During this time of the Covid virus, rescue organizations need even more help with financial donations and volunteers. If you want to volunteer, you can become a foster parent or help with transporting. Scottie Rescue of Great NY is a 501C 3 entity so donations are tax deductible.
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