Twister **SPECIAL NEEDS**
Shih Tzu / Mixed (medium coat)
**Twister is special needs because of her age and medical needs. Please only apply if you are able to care for a senior hospice pet.**
Twister is an independent girl who is ready to settle in and spend the rest of her life in the lap of luxury. She's fairly social and tolerates other dogs as long as they aren't pushy with her. Because she is older, we do not recommend she live with children under the age of 8. She could also live with cats, she completely pays them no mind if they do the same. Twister is considered a hospice case due to a severe heart condition, for which she will need regular trips to the vet and medication for the rest of her life. While she may not have very long to live, we are determined to find her a home that can offer her palliative care and comfort for however long she has left. Please contact PAWS staff for more information on Twister's medical condition!
from Twister's foster parent while she was in foster care:
"Twister is a little older gal with a bit of southern charm in her. She is just sweet as can be and lovable. She enjoys her baths and loves when you brush her curly locks of hair. She just melts your heart. Twister is a quiet gal and just wants to be in a warm loving quiet home. She is not big on toys, she is very good with other small dogs. She really enjoys her daily walks on her leash and her favorite time is lunch and dinner and a rewarding soft chew treat, which would also be her midnight snack. She sleeps straight through the night and is just a love bug. Kisses and belly rubs always makes her day. Twister is our little Southern Belle."
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic (All of dogs meets are made by appointment only for approved PAWS adopters- please call ahead!)
Breed: Terrier mix (Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label)
Age: 10+ years old
Weight: 14 pounds
Reason for surrender to shelter: Twister was found as a stray
If you are interested in meeting Twister, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. If you have questions, please email the above address or contact our adoption staff member at 215-298-9680, ext. 16.