Jimmy

Poodle
Available for Adoption!


Jimmy is a special little guy, a 14 week old Mini Poodle, who was dealt a bad hand physically but nothing is stopping him from being happy and enjoying life. Jimmy is working on house breaking and coming along. We are starting to learn SIT and COME. He follows his foster Mommy all over and just loves to be with people and other pups to play with and snuggle.

We call Jimmy a little goat because he likes to launch himself in the air at you or another pup.

Jimmy is sight impaired, one eye did not develop and the other is smaller than normal but he does have enough sight to get around ok. Then there is his wee heart. Jimmy has two abnormalities and is being put on a beta-blocker to slow heart rate. Basically, there is a hole in the heart (VSD) and it is pushing blood through the right side into the lungs. Then, there is the pulmonic valve that is not opening enough to push blood to the lungs. So two abnormalities, but in a way working together: were one is not putting enough blood to lungs the other is putting blood to lungs. The cardiologist put Jimmy’s prognosis as guarded.

He needs a re-check in 9 months to see where things stand. Possibly, at that time they can do a balloon procedure to open the valve. Also, there is a chance as he grows the hole could shrink but that is uncertain.

As for Jimmy, don’t tell him he has any “issues”. He says, “I’m a puppy and I like to play with other dogs, run around chasing after my foster Mommy, and just have lots of fun. Life, bring it on”.
About me
Sex:  Male
Spayed/Neutered:  No

Breed:  Poodle
Mixed Breed:  No

Age:  Puppy
Date of Birth:  02/26/2024

Weight:  6.4 lbs.
Size when grown:  Small

House trained:  No
Good with other dogs:  Yes
Good with cats:  Unknown
Good with children:  Yes
health information
Heartworm Test:  Not Tested
Vision:  Impaired; some sight in left eye
Cause: Microphthalmia, underdeveloped
Notes:  The right eye never formed and didn't open. The right eye pupil is not in the normal place and this eye did not form properly as well, but he has some sight.

Vet Findings:  Jimmy has a grade 4 heart murmur and was referred to a Cardiologist. He has a hole in his heart and a valve not opening properly. Was put on a beta-blocker to slow heartrate and needs recheck with cardiologist in 9 months. At that time will determine if doing a balloon procedure on the valve to open it will help.

Ophthalmologist Findings:  The right eye never formed and didn't open. The right eye pupil is not in the normal place and this eye did not form properly as well, but he has some sight.
In future, once he grows a bit, he may benefit from having a dilation drop in his eye regularly to open it up to give him more sight.
location
Currently fostered in Pennsylvania
Transportation is available.

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