Mateo ...

Rescue in DC

Mon, 21 Sep 1998 11:55:18 -0700 (PDT) - from Sheila, Dutchy, and Taz

OK. I am getting ready to do my first rescue. I just received the below email message and am waiting for the owner to contact me by phone. Any suggestions from anyone would be appreciated or if we know of a home that can handle his special needs let me know.


Sheila, Dutchy, and Taz (who are anxiously awaiting news on this puppy. :))

<<Hi I have a 10 month old, red male. He is a one person dog. He is very sociable with other dogs. He has been with a male Rotti since 12 weeks old.
Lately, he has been showing a lot of aggression towards other people and has attempted to bite my grandmother- we live with her.
In August, he had liver surgery. he cannot tolerate a lot of protein in his system, so is on Hill's k/d and a little bit of Pro Plan - Puppy Food. I would like to find him a good home w/ a MinPin person that knows his history and can work w/ him. If not then, he will have to be put down.
Thank you

Tini in DC>>

Tue, 22 Sep 1998 08:58:49 -0700 (PDT) - from Sheila

Mateo is going to be going to my Vet on Thrusday with one of my other Min Pins. My vet is only charging $16.00 for this visit. I also get a discount on any service that the vet does.

I am getting anxious about picking up Mateo this afternoon after I get off work. It kind of feels like bringing home a new "baby". My husband is curious as to what a red Min Pin looks like. He has only seen a black and tan and a black and rust (our own and another couple in our neighborhood has two minpins.)

I will post more this eveing.


Tue, 22 Sep 1998 15:59:59 -0700 (PDT) - from Sheila, Dutchy, Taz, and Mateo

Mateo is here and adjusting well. He loves playing with my other two Min Pins. Dutchy has already told him who is boss. Teresa in NC is going to call me tonight to get more deatils on him. He is a very bright guy. He stands about 13 inches at the shoulder. I think he is adorable. He is timid around people until he gets to know them. He loves riding in cars, he just sits in the back seat and behaves himself better than most kids would. When I take him to the vet on Thursday, I am buying him a harness. His owners had him on a choker chain. He seems to be a happy and healthy boy. He doesn't act like he is having any health problems.

I will take some pictures while Mateo is here.

Sheila, Dutchy, Taz, and Mateo who is anxious to go to his new home.

Wed, 23 Sep 1998 06:47:05 -0700 (PDT) - from Sheila, Dutchy, Taz, and Mateo

Just a little note to let everyone know how Mateo is doing. Mateo and Taz decided last night that they wanted to play at 2 am. Both my husband and I had to get up at 5 am. I tried to get them to calm down. The only thing that worked for Taz was putting him in the big bed. Mateo still wanted to play in the big bed. My husband spent the rest of the night on the couch. Mateo eventually fell asleep when he realized that no one was going to play. Mateo is an adorable boy who loves to play with other dogs.

My belief is that he was trying to play with the previous owners grandmother. Mateo never even once tried to bite me, my husband, or my two babies. One thing I found odd was that when the owner met me, she not once should any emotion that she was going to miss him. So I thnik that the owner may have realized that she couldn't handle a Min Pin and their personality.

I will take some pictures this eveing.

Sheila, Dutchy, Taz, and Mateo

Wed, 23 Sep 1998 16:58:41 -0700 (PDT) - from Sheila, Dutchy, Taz, and Mateo

Mateo went on his first walk tonight and did exceptionally well in the behavior department. He obeyed my very command on the long walk.

I have to go pay attention to all three puppies.

Sheila, Dutchy, Taz, and Mateo

Fri, 25 Sep 1998 21:46:24 EDT - from Teresa & Harley

Well I'm off to Maryland tomorrow to pick up Mateo and bring him to his new home tomorrow. Sheila says his vet visit went well and he is a healthy little boy. I'm so excited about it that I'm sure I won't be able to sleep tonight. I'll keep everyone informed on how he is doing once we get back and settled in.

Glad everyone in FL made it through the storm.

Teresa & Harley

Sun, 27 Sep 1998 08:47:10 EDT - from Teresa, Harley & Mateo

After a long drive yesterday, Mateo is now home in NC. A BIG Thank you to Sheila and her gang for taking such good care of him. He seems to be adjusting really well. Once he got settled into his bed last night, he slept thru the night only getting up once. He follows Harley all around the house, and Harley is a bit unsure of Mateo at this point.

Mateo is the rescue with the high liver enzymes, so if anyone has experience or advice on dealing with this, please pass it along.

Teresa, Harley & Mateo

Thu, 1 Oct 1998 19:02:43 EDT - from Teresa, Harley & Mateo

Hi everyone. Just wanted to let you know that Mateo is adjusting well to his new home. In fact, he has quickly become the boss. Poor Harley is hiding in his crate (which he hated before) and hiding behind chairs to keep Mateo away. I hope things get better soon between them. Mateo will actually chase Harley into a corner and then sit there in front of him so he can't get back out.

Mateo goes to the vet tomorrow to be neutered and I'll find out what I need to do to keep his high liver enzymes in check. Wish us luck!

Teresa, Harley & Mateo

Sat, 3 Oct 1998 15:18:56 EDT - from Teresa, Harley & Mateo

I brought Mateo home from the vet this morning, and he is doing fine. He's snoozing on the bed right now. There were some complications during the surgery, but everything turned out alright (BIG sigh of relief!) He's going to stay on the lactulose medicine, but I'm going to try feeding him Eukabana instead of the prescription food he was on and keep a close eye on him. The vet said that vomiting and seizures were signs I needed to lookout for. Has anyone heard of this being symptoms associated with liver problems?

Teresa, Harley & Mateo

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