Mr. Perfect

Nov 23, 2019 | 2019 Articles, Animal Rescue Adventures, Lee Juslin

by Lee Juslin

Louis is a Westie/Terrier mix surrendered to Westie & Scottie Rescue of Houston by an owner who was no longer able to care for him. He had thin hair and scaly, red spots on his skin when he arrived at the rescue. Linda, his foster mom, gave him a medicated bath immediately and then took him to the vet. The vet diagnosed him with dry eye and ear problems. Louis was put on antibiotics and eye drops. After two weeks, his eyes were declared normal and his coat showed much improvement. Linda also put him on a grain free food and the change in diet has helped.

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At first, Louis seemed to be looking for his family, but he quickly adapted well under Linda’s care. She says he is a great dog as he is housebroken, well-behaved, walks well on a leash, and gets along well with other dogs. Louis is not clingy, but he will sit in a lap and enjoys sleeping on the bed. He loves to play fetch, and he has chosen a squeaky snake as his favorite toy.

At eight-years-old and weighing only eleven or twelve pounds, Louis would be a great companion for an older couple. He would like a fenced-in yard but also enjoys walks. Though he is not currently on any meds, his new owners will need to keep him on a grain-free food and perhaps give him a medicated bath on occasion. They will need to keep an eye on his coat and skin to make sure no problems reoccur.

At about twelve pounds, he would be easy to handle even for a senior citizen. “He is just the perfect dog,” Linda says, “because he is an easy, gentle, laid-back guy.” Louis is affectionate but not high energy and will adapt easily to a loving forever home.

If you would like to learn more about Louis or the other pups at Westie and Scottie Rescue of Houston, apply to become a foster parent, or make a donation to help this all volunteer organization keep on rescuing sweet pups like Louis, contact the rescue on Facebook or their web site.


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Lee Juslin is a free lance copywriter living in North Carolina with her husband, Scott, and her band of misfits: Tarquin, a Wheaten Scottish Terrier, and three handicapped cats. They can be seen on their website: Hampshire Hooligans. She owns I B Dog Gone, a small embroidery business and is the author of the Nurse Frosty books for children and Frosty’s Story: Tales of a Therapy Dog. She supports a number of national and regional terrier rescue organizations.


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