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Honey

ADOPTED
Minimum Donation: $220 220 $

Description

You don’t often get a second chance at life. I did, and I am taking full advantage of it. First, I went the obvious route and tried my paw at being a pirate. That wasn’t me. Then, a crown of flowers was placed upon my head, and I KNEW I was royalty. I am the Queen! My common name is Honey. When you first meet me, I may not seem like royalty. I am not graceful (the phrase “bull in a china shop” has been used), and I may lack royal decorum, but damnit, I’m in my golden years at 11+ years old, and I am going to be a queen. I excel at greeting my subjects, especially if a commoner is nearby stealing the attention that should be coming to me. I don’t bark, but I use my eye, paw, and comedic skills to ensure my decrees are understood by the humans.

Honey came to ADR after her owner died in late 2022. Since then, we have been working on getting her health assessed and getting her medical needs addressed. She sailed through her heartworm treatment and a dental where she had to have most of her teeth extracted. Honey had a flare of an autoimmune disease called masticatory myositis (her jaw clamped shut) shortly after arriving, but responded quickly to treatment and has been good since. She has gastrointestinal issues which seem to flare when she gets adventurous with what she eats. Working with our partner vets, we have run many tests to rule out all kinds of issues. So far, everything found does not seem to be causing any issues, and some of it is likely normal for a dog of her age. Currently (July 2023), we are starting her on a hydrolyzed protein diet to see if that will keep her bowels calm. The diet she is on is common for dogs with Irritable Bowel Disease, and she can stay on it for the rest of her life. If we find this diet works, her adopter will need to keep her own it or consult with their vet prior to changing it.

Honey is a sweet, independent, funny little 15 pound Boston Terrier. She is easy going and adjusts quickly to new environments from what we have seen. Everyone who has cared for her on her journey has loved her. Honey is looking for her final home in life. She gets along well with cats and other dogs, generally ignoring them in favor of sniffing out things which might be edible. She LOVES to sniff. She walks well on a leash, but may not be the best dog for someone with vision or mobility issues who does not have a backyard. As she only has one eye, she sometimes drifts into the human’s leg when walking or darts in front of them quickly. Being a brachycephalic (short snout) dog of a certain age, she doesn’t need long walks at this time. She walks about a mile a day, currently, and that is broken up into 3 or four potty breaks. When it is hot outside, she slows way down, which is common for brachycephalic dogs. She could probably walk a little bit more, but does get tired after continuous mile at a decent pace.

Honey is house trained and does not have accidents when a routine is followed. She has lived in apartments and is a FANTASTIC apartment dog since she does not bark. Honey does well in her crate, but does prefer to not be in it all the time. She is her foster mom’s coworker during the day, generally getting to the office on time and putting in her hours. She knows the phrase “go to the office” means it is time to work. She has bursts of energy where she likes to play with a stuffed squirrel. These typically don’t last more than 5 minutes. She is content to lay on the floor in the same room with her human, until she decides it is time for attention. Then she will place her paw on you to let you know it is time to adore your Queen.

Profile

Age: 11 years old
Looks Like: Boston Terrier
Available for Adoption NOW
Gender: Female
Cats: Yes
Good with Kids Good with all Children
Est. Adult Weight: 12 lbs