Dolly Doodle is as cute as a bug! This petite girl had a rough start in life, but she has a happy, playful personality.
Dolly suffered a stroke when she was 6 months old, affecting the left side of her body. She has made remarkable progress since then and you can barely tell that she had some neurological damage. Dolly’s hips look stiff when she walks, so our vet took an x-ray and found that she has some flattening of the femoral head (hip dysplasia). We aren’t sure if the stiffness is due to her hip joints or if it’s neurological. She is currently taking a joint supplement and is able to jump up on your lap with ease. Dolly is also being treated for corneal ulcers and dry eye. She has a perforation in her left eye from the stroke that affects her vision only slightly. She doesn’t seem to mind her daily eye drops because she gets a special treat afterwards. She is spayed, microchipped, and current on vaccinations, She is house trained, but needs some supervision. She should be taken out regularly and praised.
Dolly is a spunky girl who wants to play, play, play! She truly loves her toys and playfully shakes to kill them. She doesn’t run with the other dogs, but she likes to play tug with her foster brother. She will frequently sit on him to keep him in line. She gets a burst of energy at bedtime and insists that you play with her. She will tell you all about it in her high pitched, squeaky voice.
Dolly is cautious around new people, but she doesn’t show any aggression. She likes to ride in the car and needs help with leash training. It takes her a little longer to eat and she should be fed separately to avoid food guarding from other dogs.