Sophie is an 8+ year old Maltese, Bichon Frise Mix who we found down on her luck in a West Tennessee Animal Shelter. This grand lady asks for nothing other than a little love and caring in return for her gratefulness at being with her person.
Sophie is a special needs dog, in addition to being a senior dog. She has a heart murmur, for which she takes an inexpensive daily diuretic medication to prevent congestion. Just as with humans who take a “water pill,” this means that Sophie needs to go out more often for potty breaks.
Sophie may be slightly hard of hearing. She will stay quietly in her crate and asks for very little.
She really dances when you get the leash out, she wants to go for a walk. She has this slow ambling gait that would make her the perfect companion for someone else who wants to get out regularly for a stroll, but not be pulled along by a younger dog who’s trying to get somewhere quick!
Sophie has a few good years left, but she needs someone who can see her beauty and not focus on her aging deficits. You know, we’re ALL getting older … and better … even Sophie!
She gets along fine with other dogs in the household. Sophie would do well in a household with someone who is able to be home on a regular basis (think about “holding it” for more than 8 or 9 hours)!.
With November being “Adopt a Senior Pet month” we have reduced Sophie’s adoption fee to $75 for a qualified adopter. Could you be the one to open your heart and your home to our lovely and loving Sophie?
If you could be the one, please review Sophie’s bio and complete the adoption application.
Thanks for considering one of our senior “seasoned” dogs.