Donnie Barko

Animal ID: APA-A-65295
Adoption Fee: $160.00
Sex: M
Looks Like: Chihuahua, Short Coat
Current Weight: 12 pounds
Date of Birth: 2016-10-18
Age: 2 years, 1 month
Location: In Foster
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Dog Score: 5 - Has lived with dogs successfully. A great candidate to live with other dogs.
Cat Score: U - No Information Yet
Child Score: 4 - Has had positive interactions with children.
Home Alone Score: 4 - Has been left home alone somewhat successfully

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Donnie Barko is a friendly little guy who's just happy to be included. He's always curious about new people and loves meeting them, going right up to sniff them and see if they're giving pets. He lives with three other little dogs and gets along great with everyone, particularly his little Yorkie foster sister who he likes to follow around the house. And he loves to watch the world go by. He is one of Earth's most interested and attentive spectators, always watching everything going on around him.

Donnie has a spinal injury which has left him partially paralyzed. He's been surprisingly adept at getting around on his own and has developed strong front legs which help him overcome his mobility issues. He's also learning to use a wheelchair (check out his video) and loves to take off to sniff the yard and explore. And he'll follow his doggie friends to the back fence when they go bark at the neighbor's dog.

Donnie also loves being with his people as much as possible. He comes up and nuzzles you with his head and angles his body so he's leaning on you. He's got the sweetest smile and really likes when he can sit near his humans on the floor and get head scratches since he can't scratch his own head with his rear legs. He also loves sleeping next to the bed in the crate and settles down nicely for the night.

Donnie will really flourish in a home that can help him get the care and exercise he needs to live his best possible life. It would be great if someone could help him with physical therapy as he tries to lift his rear legs up and might have the potential to use them more. This sweet little guy definitely has the spirit and the will, he just needs the resources.

Donnie's been dealt some unlucky hands but he doesn't let it bother him. Sweet, quiet and happy, Donnie would make a wonderful addition to any number of loving homes. Come meet him!