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Size: Small
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Breeds: Rat Terrier
Unknown with Dogs/Cats

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Fia is a phenomenal little rat terrier girl who survived a very serious injury but who is headed toward an amazing recovery.

Almost a month ago, her owner came home and noted she couldn’t walk - concerned he reached out to a friend who is one of our volunteers and we advised she be seen by a neurologist. She traveled to the Veterinary Referral Hospital in Woburn where Dr. Silver diagnosed a ruptured disc following an MRI; surgery followed immediately and it’s been a road back but she’s done it. She’s walking now and her foster mom notes it’s better every day. It is expected she will regain normal function and can go about her life.

Because of the seriousness of her injury, future care will include no jumping on or off furniture or rustle/tumble play style with dog of any size. This means she should most likely live in a home alone w/o other animals as she does like to wrestle, chase, jump on furniture while chasing etc. This includes cats as she enjoys their company as well.

Her foster mom notes she has no trouble being alone, is content to hang out and chew a bully stick. Her prior owner reports that she has zero separation anxiety and was always happy when he came home but not stressed out. She’d make a great work dog partner and would fit in any office.

Fia previously lived in the city and was a great city dog - no fear of the noises and hustle and bustle.

Lots of walks for this girl would be amazing - she’s used to it, loves her leash walks - ideal city girl.

Fia an all around awesome girl - she’s so lucky to be getting up and around and we know that the perfect home for her is out there.

So in short, this is what this dollbaby needs -
~ Quiter home where she’s not tempted to jump up on furniture etc.
~ Ramps in the home that she must use to get on or off a bed, chair etc (easy to train)
~ No other animals - she enjoys them too much - wrestling, chasing etc is out for this girl’s future
~ City life she would love but a nice back yard to walk around in is also fine (again, not allowed to jump)
~ Apartment living would be great for her - she’s quiet, she doesn’t have separation anxiety
~ Older kids are fine who won’t be tempted to pick her up
~ Long leash walks are fabulous!

Name: Fia
Breed: Rat Terrier
Sex: Female
Age: 3 years (estimated)
Weight: 15 lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Microchipped: Yes

Adoption Fee: $250.00

Location of dog currently: New England


Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.

Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.

Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.