Skyler

Posted: January 21, 2019 by imminentdesign

Skyler is almost available for adoption! She was rescued from a Korean puppy mill where she was neglected and underfed and bred at a very young age. She weighed only nine pounds when she arrived after her long flight from Seoul. Now, though, we have had to place Skyler on a diet! Skyler just turned three years old in September 2018, and has blossomed into a beautiful and sweet though tiny Wire Fox terrier. She loves to play with her toys but has trouble deciding which one sometimes. Skyler is still fearful in some situations. Since she was confined to a cage indoors, Skyler is still familiarizing herself with the outdoors. For quite some time, Skyler refused to walk on leash. Now she is much improved and does not “put on the brakes” quite so often. Housebreaking was difficult also because of her confinement. She learned to “hold it” so as not to soil her crate. But since she eventually had to go, she went in her crate. She needed to unlearn that behavior, overcome her intimidation of being outside, and discover where to go. She is a clever little girl, however, and with the help of her foster brother, she has come long way.

Our preference is for Skyler to be an “only” dog. Although she is sweet, she is in need of a lot of attention and if there is another dog in the picture, she is quite assertive about horning in. Unlike most terriers, Skyler is not highly energetic. What Skyler likes best of all is to be right next to you getting lots of attention or snoozing away. (She does snore sometimes, too!)

6 Comments

  • patrice kuby February 17, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Is Skyler still available?

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    • Sheila Callaghan March 2, 2019 at 7:58 pm

      Thank you for your interest in Skyler….. we expect that she will be available soon. If you live in the Southern California area please contact volunteer, Nancy Smith at desnbs@verizon.net for an application.

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  • Ron Biglin February 18, 2019 at 3:53 am

    We have adopted from Ruth before. We lost our sweet Airedale a little over a year ago and think we are ready to adopt again. I was wondering if you really only have three dogs available? Also, is Skyler still available? Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Ron

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    • Sheila Callaghan March 2, 2019 at 7:59 pm

      Ron,
      So sorry to learn of your loss. We do only have four dogs available. We hope that Skyler will be ready soon. We will have Ruth get in touch.

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  • Marie Fiske Snoksrud April 10, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Hi. My mom, (retired) lives alone in a condo with a fenced garden has been searching for the perfect dog for her situation. She’s an experienced dog owner, and absolutely adores wire hair terriers (but is open to others, as long as they aren’t too small to hike or too big to lift). This would be the only pet in the household. However, she is quite active, likes going for rural hikes as well as walks in the neighborhood with friends (and their dogs). There are school-age grandkids who will visit often. In your experience are any of the dogs you have currently a good fit for someone like her (while she is mostly at just at home, she’s eager to go for long walks and be able to take the dog with her when she’s out-and-about. It sound like that might be too scary for a few of these dogs.

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    • Sheila Callaghan May 3, 2019 at 11:25 pm

      Hello Marie,

      Thank you for your inquiry on behalf of your mother. We appreciate your interest in adopting. In order for us to best determine a match, an applicaion and a home visit are needed. If your mother lives in the Southern California area, it is best to contact our volunteer, Nancy Smith, for an application so that we are able to help you. The e-mail address is: desnbs@verizon.net
      We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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