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Fall in Love Friday: Sweet Pea, a rescue dog

Sweet Pea is an albino Shih Tzu who was rescued from a rural area and taken in by Rescue Dogs Match.

When she was found, her hair was so matted, it took groomers four hours to get her clean. She also has bladder stones and kidney stones, and currently wears a diaper. However, once those stones have passed, she will not need the diaper.

Sweet Pea has an injury to her pelvis and it appears she may have been kicked.

Sweet Pea's fur was severely matted when she was found by Rescue Dogs Match. Image credit: Rescue Dogs Match
Sweet Pea’s fur was severely matted when she was found by Rescue Dogs Match. Image credit: Rescue Dogs Match

 

Despite all this, Rescue Dogs Match founder Brenda Dobranski says, she is the most affectionate dog.

She was named Sweet Pea because she loves to cuddle and be held. She was completely calm during the de-matting process, Dobranski said. Sweet Pea would be a great condo dog, but would not do well around young children. Older children are fine.

Though she is in long-term foster care, she could be adopted to the right home. Dobranski said it was all about finding the right fit.

“If we could find the right environment, that would work with us,” for medical treatments, Sweet Pea could be adopted out immediately, she said.

Dobranski said Sweet Pea is one of dozens of dogs currently up for adoption or fostering through Rescue Dogs Match.

“We service all of southern Ontario and we pull mainly from rural areas and high-kill shelters. We take owner-surrenders as well,” she said.

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