The following article is part of an ongoing effort to help homeless dogs in and around Toronto/Hamilton area find suitable and loving homes. Sometimes, the need extends beyond that area. Currently, the need is great but the homes are few. Your help is desperately needed.
Kismutt Small Dog Rescue of St. Mary’s, Ontario would like to introduce a dear little Shih Tzu named Buttercup.
This little sweetheart has never known a home or a “soft bed to sleep in,” rescue staff says. She has “never known love” and in fact, “never even had a name” until she was rescued from an Amish puppy mill right here in Ontario. She lived her entire life so far in a cage in a barn where her sole purpose was to have babies.
According to rescue staff, “80 percent of the puppy mills in Ontario are run/owned by the Amish.” There is a video on their site that will tell you more about this.
Unfortunately Buttercup, who is believed to be between 5 and 6 years old, has cataracts in both of her eyes and is blind. However, staff says this does not stop this girl from being “the most loving little dog who wants nothing more than to be your best friend and companion.” She is “the ultimate lap dog.”
Buttercup cannot climb stairs but only weighs about 11 lbs., so she is easy to carry. As well, she will listen for your voice so she knows where you are.
Since coming into the care of the rescue, she has been spayed, is up-to-date on her routine vaccinations and dental work has been done, so she is now ready to find her perfect home. Are you the special angel that she needs? If you believe so, send an email to Kimberly at email@example.com and put ‘Pet Inquiry: Buttercup PFId#23197080’ in the subject line. You can either request an adoption application or go to the web site HERE.
It is suggested that those wishing to adopt read the Questions & Answers page HERE.
Kismutt Small Dog Rescue got its name because kismet means fate or destiny. The rescue’s mission is to change the destiny of all dogs coming into their care for the better, including abandoned or abused canines and those in danger of euthanization.
Did You Know?
An annual Eye & Heart Clinic will be held on May 5, 2013 at the Eastlake Cavalier Club located at the Northumberland Veterinary Clinic in Colborne, Ontario. To book an appointment for this All Breed Health Clinic, call Judith Weir at 905.349.3332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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