"At the end of every leash is a best friend..."
~ MEET MACEY ~
Macey's birthday is May 15, 2013. She was born with a defect in her hindquarters. The Vet tried laser treatments, water therapy treatments and we took her to a few specialists. I am afraid that she is as she will be and nothing further that we know of can be done. Considering her handicap (which she has yet to realize she has) she gets around pretty well and can get her back legs up underneath her to push off of. She is independent, friendly and very affectionate. She does not have any control over her bladder so she will need to be diapered. She also tends to get an occasional bladder infection and needs to be monitored for those regularly.
If you want to make a Donation towards Macey's care click the link above.
You can also send a check made out to Florida Yorkie Rescue to:
Florida Yorkie Rescue, 2740 SW Martin Downs Blvd. #205,
Palm City, Florida 34990
Adoption Donation: Not yet determined. If your first question is how much is she?, then you cannot afford her. She is a special needs dogs and can only be placed with a family who has the financial resources to provide her all the medical care she may need in her future years.
If you are interested in adopting Macey you need to know a few things:
1) She cannot be placed in a home with children. She is fragile.
2) She cannot be left alone all day. She needs a stay at home Mom.
3) Previous Yorkie experience preferred.
4) She is only 1 yr old, we want to find an owner young enough to outlive her.
5) She has been spayed.
6) She has been microchipped.
7) All of her vaccinations are up to date.
8) She loves other small dogs.
9) Florida Residents only may apply.
She also has some numbness in her hindquarters and does not have total feeling.
She cannot be walked outside on the pavement because she will injure her legs and pads on her feet by dragging them. Since she has been in foster care, she has been an inside dog only (although she suns herself regularly out on the screened in lanai).
Macey has been in foster care with her Foster Mom since her arrival to Florida Yorkie Rescue. Her Foster Mom is home with her all day. Macey has other small dogs to play with. She seems happy and well adjusted. She is not kenneled or crated and she sleeps with her family members at night. We can only hope that some day the perfect new owners will arrive and see the perfection in her that we all see every day.
We created this page because we were getting so many inquiries about Macey from those who wanted to adopt her, yet they never even bothered to read about her condition nor even knew she had special needs; they just responded to her photo. It has been almost a year now and we have contacted countless individuals who expressed an interest. Once we educated them about her needs, we either found out that they would not qualify for her or they were not interested. Since there never seems to be enough hours in our day, we have now designated a special page to Macey so you can read what her limitations are. If after reading this page and seeing what type of home we are looking for, you wish to contact us, please feel free to do so.
Thank you kindly.
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The video above is of Macey being scratched by the Vet Tech at All Creatures Animal Hospital in Stuart. Thanks Danica!
The video above is to demonstrate how Macey gets around. Her diapers do impede her ability a bit. She runs faster when not diapered. She walks better and faster on carpeted surfaces.
These photos were taken when Macey was going for "Water Therapy" to see if it helped improve her mobility.
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