Meet Fender, this week’s Red Hills Pet of the Week.
He’s a six-year-old Chihuahua who originally came into the City County Animal Shelter as a stray. No owners came forward to claim this little guy, and he was being passed over for adoption, so shelter assistant Carolyn Sears brought him to Rest Easy my Friend Canine Rescue and Sanctuary.
“Fender is a snuggler and would love a lap to lay on,” said Sears, who, in addition to her full-time job as shelter assistant, is also the owner and operator of Rest Easy my Friend.
Fender does has a heart murmur, but he doesn’t let that slow him down. Sears said he’s a real charmer with the other lady dogs at the rescue and he plays all day long with a wide variety of other dogs. He’s up-to-date on shots and has been recently neutered. Despite his heart murmur, Fender came through with flying colors.
He also gets along with cats. Although, small children make him a little nervous, mainly due to their excitement and approaching a little too quickly for Fender.
According to a recent study from PetFinder.com, older dogs wait about four times longer to be adopted than their younger counterparts. Puppies are adorable and full of energy, but people often don’t consider the time and energy it takes to train a new puppy. Not to mention the how big that little puppy will grow to be.
With an adult dog, like Fender, you know what you’re getting into. In general, dogs are considered senior when their around seven-years-old. In the case of smaller dogs, seven is more like middle age, so they’ve got plenty more love to give.
Red Hills Veterinary Hospital, 2007 S. Douglas Hwy
Call (307) 696-2525 to schedule your pet’s appointment