• Age:  1 year in March
  • Color:  Black
  • Gender:  Female
  • Dogs:  Good (can be bark at first)
  • Cats:  Good
  • Kids:  7 and up
  • Obedience:  Required to ensure success
  • Exercise:  Limited. Cannot do stairs
  • Fence:  Can be leash walked (no e-fence)
Sponsor Nattie by purchasing: 

Nicholas Barczynski
Cintya Guimaraes
Patricia Kampmeier

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Nattie is a petite puppy who is looking for a wonderful home with limited activity before she celebrates her first birthday in March. Long story short, she came to IDR+ with birth defects on her front legs, injuries to her back legs and hips, and vision issues in both eyesThanks to the amazing SASS program at Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove, IL, her hip was repaired during an FHO surgery, and she has done well in post-op PT at Canine Physical Rehab in Montgomery, IL. She has been monitored by the surgical orthopedic specialists at VSC, and they are optimistic that her front leg deformities are manageable without surgery. Continued PT and bone/joint supplements are highly recommended. Nattie shouldn’t be expected to do agility, or even stairs, but she loves going for walks and trotting around the yard. She went to see an ophthalmologist, who determined that she was blind in her left eye (she can only see light), and has anterior and posterior cataracts in her right eye. She is getting daily drops in her eyes, and it’s too soon to tell if the cataracts will progress or stay the same. There is a chance she will eventually be blind, but they have not progressed in 3 months. Through all of this, she has adapted well to everything that has been thrown at her. In her foster home, she is almost housebroken, loves to curl up in a bed, didn’t mind kitties when tested, and seems to be fine with kids 7 and up. She learned to love the other dogs in the foster home, but she can give an unfriendly first impression when she barks because she’s unsure who she sees. She learns their scent and knows who her buddies are. Nattie loves to chew on Benebones and kill stuffies. Her ideal home would not have many stairs inside, so don’t expect her to sleep upstairs, and she needs minimal stairs to go outside for potty. She can be leashed walked, so she does not require a fence, but she does appreciate the freedom of trotting around the fenced yard in the foster home. She could not handle an e-fence with her vision issues. 

The biographical information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge while the animal is in our care or includes what may have been provided by a previous owner. We strive to be honest and accurate, but animals can change their personalities and behavior when they settle into a new home. IDR+ makes no guarantees based on the information we observe and provide.

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