Starlight is a 10 pound, three year old female Pekingese who is being fostered in Virginia Beach, VA. This adorable dog spent her previous life living in a crate located in a dark basement. As a result of her previous experiences, when she first meets new people she is scared and a bit shy. She needs a patient owner who will allow her to adjust at her own pace to her new home. Once she feels secure, she bonds to one or two people. Her ideal forever home will be with an experienced family who will understand her need of being a special little girl. Starlight had ruptured eardrums when she came into rescue, resulting in some hearing loss. She has had three videoscopes of her ears to check her progress and has come a long way in healing. Starlight must eat a special diet-- the H.A. (hypoallergenic diet), available at the vet or through prescription at Petsmart.
Starlight is an absolute sweetheart in her foster home and loves to cuddle and play with her toys (which she didn't know how to do when she first arrived). She will not be placed in a home with children. Once she trusts someone, she is wonderful, and loves to be picked up to get on the couch with her people. She is not bothered by other dogs in the house, but will not play with them. She seems to enjoy having them around, but prefers to keep to herself and do her own thing.
Starlight has been spayed and had eye fold reduction surgery. She is up to date on all her shots. This little girl will not be available to first time dog owners.
We adopt in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia and require home and vet checks. Starlight's adoption fee is $250.00.
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