- Adoption Status: Available
- Breed: Maltipoo mix (?)
- Age: 3 yrs
- Sex: Male
- Weight: 11 lbs
- All LHH dogs have been spayed or neutered, updated on shots, microchipped, groomed, deflea'd, dewormed; and come with a leash, collar and LHH ID tag!
MEET BEAU! This little 11-lb, ~3-year-old, white Maltipoo mix (our best guess) came to us from the Palmdale shelter. The family who surrendered him to the shelter reported that his parents were brother and sister. 🙁
Poor Beau was not blessed with good health. He is hypothyroid (managed with daily pills) and has elevated liver enzymes (also managed with medication). We believe that his inbreeding also resulted in a neurological condition called episodic ataxia. This condition manifests itself in Beau as seizure-like episodes where his legs stiffen and he can’t walk. These episodes each last about 30-60 minutes and seem to occur most often when he is excited or stressed. We continue to try different medications and supplements to control it, but we haven’t had much luck so far. 🙁 Over the months we’ve had him, Beau’s episodes have become less frequent (maybe 2-3x/day), and about 85% of the time, he behaves like a normal, happy boy! We are hopeful that he will lead a long, relatively-healthy life.
Beau could use some training to curb his reactions to other dogs on-leash. He loves to play with toys (especially those that make noise!) and gnaw on bones. Respectful children over 8 years old in the home would be fine. Beau is a total doll who’s looking for a family that can embrace his medical needs and love him the way we do. Do you have room in your home and heart for this special boy?