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**Noel D201393

Miniature Schnauzer (medium coat) / Female / Senior

Details about **Noel D201393

  • ID D201393
  • Available for Adoption
  • Dog
  • Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper with Black
  • Coatlength: Medium
  • Activity Level: Low
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

More about **Noel D201393

  • Energy Level: Low
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Noel
Age: 10 years 
Gender: Female
Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
Weight: 13 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes, she ignores other dogs
Cat friendly: Unknown, would anticipate she is fine with them
Kid friendly: No  Teens and responsible kids are ok
House Trained: No
Crate Trained: No
Energy level: Moderate
History: From a shelter in Texas
Adoption Fee: $300

 

From the Foster:

Update: After several weeks in our house she hardly has accidents now, likes to be with people, doesn't shake anymore, sleeps on the bed with us:) She still is soooooo slow to warm up to people, and can't stand the car or the crate. But such a great little shadow and sweet girl!

 

Noel is a sweet, petite , cute, sometimes cranky little old lady.  She is about 14 years old, and 10 lbs. Noel spends her days mostly sleeping on her bed in the sun in the living room. We get up and go out in the yard for sniffing around and businesses. Sometimes if she is feeling really good she will do her little bunny hop around the yard. We do take walks and she's fine on a leash but very slow and takes her time. if there is cooking going on in the kitchen you can bet Noel will be right by your feet.

Noel does have her little old lady problems however. After a visit to the vet they determined she is not completely blind but at her foster home we observe see can't see at night. If the house and yard are dark she gets stuck in corners and bushes. We also think she has a little bit of arthritis, which makes stairs really tricky for her. But her Main issue is her anxiety which can be quite acute. she has trouble going in the car or in her crate and going to the vet is problematic when she bites the staff. when we first got her she would regularly bite me when I would pick her up to go up and down stairs. She is now on pain and anxiety medication and the biting has really lessened but she still does it once in awhile( not hard, it doesn't really hurt or break skin). She still gets anxious when we leave the house and she will bark and whine and howl. Because she doesn't like being left alone I think someone  needs to be with her most of the time and shared walls will not work for Noel. Also Noel is pretty much hands off. She will come to you for pets and follow you around the house but she doesn't like getting picked up or sitting next to people. See like I said sweet, petite, cute, cranky, little old lady.

Whoever brings Noel home will have to be very understanding of her anxiety and trouble with transitions. Until she is comfortable somewhere she is basically not house trained. She gets very disoriented because of her poor eyesight until she has the lay of the land. She is on several meds. she will need for the rest of her life. Noel deserves a retirement home with a person ready to stay with her most of the time. No young kids but a family with older kids would be fine.