Red is an approx 4.5 yr old (est DOB 11/10/2011) neutered male Shar Pei mix weighing in at approx 60 lbs and is fully grown. Red was rescued from a small, rural shelter in Oklahoma and arrived in WI May 15th. He is being fostered in Racine. Red spent a few months at the shelter- constantly overlooked because of his age, his breed, some typical Shar Pei skin issues, and how all he did all day was sleep on his cot.
We met Red last month when we were doing our last transport and fell in love with him. A few days later, the shelter suddenly became overcrowded and Red was about to be euthanized for space. It broke our hearts to hear that he was urgent- so urgent that the animal control officer was actually heading out to buy him his last meal of cheeseburgers- when we stepped in to rescue him. Red was transferred to a vet where after some blood work, it was determined he was suffering from some thyroid issues and that was what was making him lethargic as well as a contributing factor to the missing fur on his tail. Red will likely always need to be on the thyroid medication- which costs $8-12/month
Red is best with female dogs, ok with cats, and would do best with older kids who know how to properly treat a dog. In Oklahoma he was fostered with a 2 yr old child who is a bit too rough with older Red- so they did need to monitor the child with Red rather closely so the child didn’t overwhelm him. Now that he’s on the thyroid medication, Red is feeling a bit more chipper and will get outside and run and play with his foster siblings. He is however a rather low key dog and tends to some serious couch potato time. Red has free range of the house and hasn’t had any accidents or messed with anything.
He rides well in a car and was our co-pilot on the long drive from Oklahoma to WI. We will update his photos and bio as we learn more about him. We realize that Red isn’t the most desirable dog out there, so he is part of our “Name Your Own Adoption Fee-“100 Minimum” program. The adoption fee includes neuter, rabies/distemper/bordetella vaccines, microchip, dewormed, heartworm negative and on preventative and health certificate from veterinarian. Accepting adoption applications at Lucky Mutts Rescue at www.luckymuttsrescue.com , firstname.lastname@example.org 262-260-9715 or call/text 262-930-3283