by Melissa Byrd, of PAWS of BI and N Kitsap, September 17, 2012, 1:23 p.m.
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We get a call at least once a month for this type of placement: The kind in which a human dies, leaving behind some beloved pets.
Troy and Socks and their human moved into the human’s daughter’s home when he became unable to care for himself and his dogs on his own. All went well and everyone got along. But Troy’s and Sock’s human eventually passed away, leaving the dogs unattended when everyone was at work. The humans felt there were too many dogs in the house.
The last ones in are usually the first ones out. So Troy and Socks are looking for a new home.
Troy is a 3-year-old Chihuahua-Yorkie mix. Socks is Troy’s older brother. He was the firstborn of the five in their litter. Both fellows weigh about 10 pounds each. They’ve recently been vetted, including neutering through the PAWS vet assistance program. They like to play outdoors in a safe, “invisible” fenced-in yard. They are typical terriers and enjoy a good chase of and bark at squirrels, but they can be snapped out of the trance with a squirt from the water bottle.
These “Yorkchis” are well-mannered and wait to be invited up on the furniture. Either one will sit in your lap for about the entire day if you let him. Troy loves to be scratched on his neck and behind his ears, and Socks is partial to the top-of-head scratch. Both are good with children and other dogs. But they will need a little on-leash practice before going for walks.
These boys are looking for a home together if possible but might be able to be separated if the circumstances are right. If you’d like more information on Troy and Socks, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Images courtesy of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap.