Sunny Schnauzer (Standard) Senior Female in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Sunny is a 10-year-old blind miniature Schnauzer who was picked up wandering the streets, by the Ft. Pierce Humane Society last December. Her hair was completely over-grown and matted so badly, that she had to be shaved in order to see what type of dog she actually was. One of the personnel at the FPHS related to us that her hair was so thick that it was cutting off her circulation!

When we went to pick her up, she had spent the past nineteen days at the FPHS -- and was the only non-Pitbull canine at the shelter at that time. She had been found wandering the streets and was picked up by animal control. She was under-weight -- and we were told that Sunny made sure she ate her share of food while she was there.

Despite all her obstacles, she has survived quite well. She has extremely dry eyes (possibly due to whatever caused her blindness) which require lubricating eye drops -- though not necessarily prescription ones (we use OTC Similasan brand Dry Eye Drops).

We currently also have her on a small, once daily, calming prescription at this point in time -- as she was waking up in the mornings full of energy and incessantly walking around the house at a faster than normal gait for prolong periods of time. To that end, we obtained a HALO collar for her to protect her head and face when inside. After a few weeks of the medication, she is now doing fine without the collar when awake and up, moving around. She likes to be near someone -- and will follow one around, lay on the floor next to where one may be sitting (she will even sit with--but not beg to do so) if one wants.

She now shares our home with us and our four little dogs since we picked her up in December -- and even though they all get along okay, she basically doesn't really interact with the others. She will need some time to decompress from her past trauma -- and in the right environment, will thrive without the assistance of the current meds, in a short time. She sleeps in her own cage at night. One-on-one is the best medicine for this little angel.

Even with what all she has endured, she is in good overall health, is housebroken, and is a loving little girl who is ready for a permanent, loving Forever home. It takes a special person for this girl --as she is very special. So, if you have a warm heart and a safe place for this sweet creature, please apply to adopt her.

Adoption fee includes DHPP vaccine, Rabies vaccine (if age appropriate) heartworm testing, spay/neuter surgery, deworming, wellness vet visit, one month of pet insurance and microchip. All animals are examined by a veterinarian. Please fill out our application at if you would like to adopt or meet this dog, and we will be in touch right away!
If you have any questions or would like to adopt Sunny, please reach out to the adoption group directly. PetSmart Charities does not facilitate the adoption process. Thank you.

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