Scarlett, a blind 2-year-old Shih Tzu, joined the Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary (BCFS) foster program in April 2018 after traveling over 450 miles from New Jersey. Weighing in at approximately 8 pounds, this teeny girl was having difficulties finding a home in NJ and was therefore transferred to the care of BCFS.
Scarlett lost one of her eyes in December 2017 when it prolapsed and needed to be removed surgically. One year later she went blind in her other eye for unknown reasons. She seems to have some vision but can’t jump off furniture or do the stairs. That being said, Scarlett has great hearing and rarely barks.
Since being in foster care, she has proven to be extremely cuddly and affectionate. She prefers to be with her humans all the time and has separation anxiety when left alone, causing her to poop in her kennel. She has mastered peeing outside and will poop outside if taken on a long walk. She does not seem to enjoy the snow (can you blame her?) but is starting to get used to the grass.
It didn’t take long before our sweet girl was scooped up by her forever family. Joy, a lovely woman with past rescue dog experience and a Maltese-Shih-tzu mix named Hailey, welcomed Scarlett into her new home just a few short weeks after joining our rescue. Congratulations to Joy, Hailey, and Scarlett on finding the perfect match!
We have already received an update as to how Scarlett is adjusting in her new digs. According to Scarlett’s new mama:
“She is the most adorable precious, cutest, good natured little dog I have ever seen. So sweet!! I have had her outside a few times. We had visits with my neighbours and their little dogs and she is so likeable with them. She is eating well and plays with the toys I have. She is simply glued to me at all times. So good natured. She slept on the bed with me and Hailey last night and all night, although I was extremely nervous of her falling off, it was a success. she will be going to my vet this week. Hailey is very respectful towards her so that is a good thing.”
We are thrilled that Scarlett is doing so well already and appears very well loved by Joy and Hailey.