5 Year Old
The Los Banos Puppies
We got word of a lady who had five
Bichons, and was moving to a gated community, in Southern California., and could
only take 2 of her Bichons with her. We agreed to take three of them into
rescue. Two were puppies..
Small Paws® Rescue: The
Los Banos Puppies
And the third was this
precious little guy, their father, Jean-Charles.
5 Year Old Jean-Charles
Jean-Charles had never
once been to a vet, before he came into rescue. He was covered in fleas, but now
is healthy and ready to go to his forever home. Here is what his foster Mom says
Subj: Los Banos
Date: 8/14/2000 10:49:04 AM Central Daylight Time
Jean-Charles is a real jumper and he
could could resemble a bungee cord
also -- when it is time to go for a walk
he is leaping and barking and
soooooo excited - . Hope you all have an
application on file where this
little guy might fit --
From your report,
it almost sounds like Jean-Charles is among the
healthiest of the Los Banos
dogs ---even tho he had never been to the vet he was
pretty healthy - just
some waxy ears and a little skin irritation from
the fleas and scratching --
the groomer cleaned the ears, and he is
great right now - less tear stain
now that he is on distilled water.
He is very active - always raring to go
for a walk and moves right along.
He looks great after being groomed and he
is now flea free and on
advantage. He is scheduled to be neutered on Aug 23,
the earliest I
could schedule him after the 2 week period elapsed after his
shot to ease all his scratching and itching. He is also on
for the slight skin irritation he had from the biting and
He is a very sweet dog and loves affection, follows me around is
watches my every move. He is so excited when it is time to go out for a walk
that you cannot hardly attach the lease he is jumping around so much - plus
barking at the same time.
He was smelly, matted, flea-ridden and now
there is a big difference. He
is a petite size dog, 13.2 pds with long legs
- they clipped him short
to get rid of the mats but he will look better with
a little more hair
on his body and legs - he has a long ,straight, plumy
tail - they had to
cut a bit for some mats near the base. I have been
keeping track of some of his little habits and characteristics for his new home.
Have not seen that he is overly friendly towards people but is willing to be
He has some stains around his eyes and lower mouth and I now have the
dogs on distilled water to see if that will help. He eats well, mainly
dry food but I am putting in some canned also as you can feel every rib
Even tho he is supposed to be house trained he does pee in the house -
possibly an unneutered male thing --If I see him I scold him and he knows he has
done wrong -- to counteract that we go out often to pee and 3-4 walks a day for
the pee/poop situation .
First thing in the morning I carry him to my patio
door and let him pee
at least once -- then he is okay until I get dressed
and we go out.
I have enjoyed this experience and think I would do it again
so I will
be watching your board for future opportunities.