Age: 8 months
Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
Can I live with Children: Visiting children only
Can I live with cats: Yes
Can I live with other dogs: Yes
Fostered In: RCT, South Wales
Donna is an 8-month old Miniature Schnauzer puppy who is being fostered in RCT, South Wales.
Donna was born with almost no soft palate and underwent a rare procedure at Langford Veterinary hospital to build one. It was only possible to create half but surgery was successful. She may require further surgery but we are optimistic that this will not be necessary. It is essential for her well-being that she is kept to a strict diet of soaked kibble.
Failure to follow this could cause problems in her nasal cavity possibly resulting in infections. Friends of Animals Wales will cover costs for all further surgery or issues at a later date related to her soft palate but adopters will be expected to cover day to day vet care.
People – Donna has been well socialised and loves people young and old. She currently lives with a three-year-old and an 18-month old child but her foster mum is a vet nurse and is very vigilant if the children drop food, ensuring that Donna doesn’t get anything that she shouldn’t. Due to this danger, we feel that should only be rehomed to an adult home with visiting children only.
Dogs – Donna is fine with other dogs. She joins her foster mum at work in a busy veterinary practice and lives with a Golden Retriever at home.
Cats – Donna lives with two cats at home. Donna is interested in them but does not chase them or bother them so with continued training we feel that she will happily live with a dog-savvy cat.
In the home – Donna behaves well in the home. She is house trained and non-destructive but she is a typical puppy so will chew things if left in her reach. Her new family will have to be prepared for toileting accidents because of the change in surroundings until she settles.
Out and about – Donna enjoys her walks. Because of her soft palate issue, she does need to be walked on a harness but does well with this.
Type of home – Donna needs an adult-only home with people who have plenty of time to spend with her. She is left for up to four hours a day and is crate trained so may be suitable for part-time workers. She is very “waggy” and loves to have cuddles. She is happiest playing and we think she will be very good at agility. She can live with other dogs, with dog savvy cats but any children should be visiting only.
Donna is neutered, chipped, vaccinated and up to date with her flea and worming treatment. Potential adopters will be expected to travel to meet her in her foster home in South Wales
If you are interested in adopting Donna please read about our rehoming process and complete a Pre-Adoption form (link below) and one of our adoption coordinators will contact you for a chat.