Meet Peanut! This Frenchie is about 3 1/2-years-old and weighs 25lbs. Peanut came to the Sac SPCA unable to walk using her hind legs due to suspected IVDD (learn more here). Peanut has spent the last few months in a loving foster home where she also received surgery to help her breath better (breathing can be difficult for the "super smoosh" breeds such as Frenchies due to their anatomy). Due to her IVDD Peanut is seeking a home that can continue providing for her special needs on a day-to-day basis. Peanut typically uses a doggy wheelchair to get around (although she can walk for short distances at a slower pace) and requires doggy diapers due to incontinence (cannot control her bladder/bowels).
Peanut's foster parents say: "Peanut is basically a living, breathing Squishmallow! Her favorite activity is snuggling on the sofa or in the big bed while you binge Netflix. She enjoys slow paced 30-minute walkies in her wheelchair once or twice a day (but be warned that she will stop 9,000 times to investigate every leaf!). Peanut also loves playing a modified game of fetch and tug for short periods of time. Lastly, Peanut LOVES food! So it's no coincidence that all of her favorite toys are also food-themed (especially her fuzzy meatball)." Peanut does well when left alone for appropriate measures of time in a crate or pen. She enjoys meeting new friends (people and dogs alike!).
Peanut's new home should be able to accommodate a doggy in a wheelchair. While she mostly uses her wheelchair on walks, Peanut cannot navigate stairs or jump on/off furniture. She needs regular diaper changes and will need her weight managed to make her mobility as easy as possible. IVDD can continue to flare up, so Peanut may need additional vet care down the line. We recommend her new family have an established veterinarian and the ability to take on vet bills.