Notes: altered, hasShots, specialNeeds
CinCin (Cinnamon Bear)
11/28/2011 This gorgeous, fuzzy "Cinnamon Bear" (a.k.a. CinCin) is almost 8 years old, spayed, and weighs about 65 lbs. She gets along well with other dogs and is also ok with cats. She has been crate-trained and goes from her crate straight to the door in the mornings. Matter of fact, she is now spending three nights a week loose inside with 5 other dogs and 13 cats during the night. She's begun barking constantly if she's outside at night by herself, and when I'm home on my off nights, I let her inside. CinCin was abandoned as a 12- to 16-week-old puppy and did not seem to see very well. A veterinary exam showed that CinCin appears to see normally with her left eye, but has only minimal sight in her right eye but the eye is clear, so the cause is unknown. She does bump into things at times, though. CinCin is the only dog we've ever seen wag her tail up and down all the time, like a pump handle; never back and forth, or in a circle as other dogs do. She is very good-natured and gentle, although she is very timid. She does, however, have one big quirk: Refusing to walk or even move if you put a collar or leash on her! She will literally lie down and roll onto her side. We had to carry her to the car when she had a dental in August, then carry her into the vet hospital to the back (where she immediately sat up to investigate new smells). Later that day when she was picked up, three employees carried her out to the car! The vet asked if she could walk, because the stinker refused to walk for them all day! Talk about being waited on; what a character! Cinny-girl obviously needs a Special forever person or family, and because she is very timid, we require that her adopter(s) get to know her here first- and that could take more than a few visits. She's also available as a Sponsor Dog; please see our Home Page for information about our Sponsor Program. We would be grateful for Sponsors so that CinCin can have a neurological workup at the veterinary college in Blacksburg, VA, to find out what's going on with her sight and her wagging her tail up and down. She had moderate to severe tartar on her back teeth, and in August had bloodwork done and her teeth cleaned. She hadn't been eating well and has been eating GREAT every day since then, so those teeth had to have been bothering her. Thank you so much to Gerry, who sponsored her procedures; she obviously feels better!