Project Description

Adoption Fee: POA

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NB: We do not rehome interstate or to applicants under 25. It is our policy not to rehome dogs in the Sunraysia area. As rescue groups have transported thousands of homeless dogs from Mildura and Sunraysia pounds over the last decade, we do not intend to send any back there.

Breed: Female Maltese x Bichon Frise
DOB: 09/12/2014
Weight: 10kgs
Location: Bendigo

Ivy is a special needs dog. As is our policy we will discuss the ongoing costs with any adopter. Ivy loves human company and doesn’t like being on her own for long. She loves attention and cuddles, but will go to her bed when she wants her own space. Ivy has diabetes and has insulin shots twice a day, at 12 hr intervals. Due to the diabetes and Cushing’s disease she drinks a lot of water and thus wees a lot.

She knows how to use a doggy door and does need access to outside for her frequent toileting requirements. There may be the occasional accident. Ivy walks very well, ambling along by your side. No pulling, stops when you stop. She doesn’t walk long distances. Recently she tired out on a walk and was carried the last bit which was up an incline.

Due to the Cushing’s disease she feels ravenously hungry a lot. As such she does do food resource guarding both with humans and other dogs at present although once her Cushings is stabilised we are confident this will not be an issue. She has some chase drive, so no cats thank you.

Generally speaking Ivy is fine to meet other dogs and then move on. She’s not good with overly eager high energy dogs. However she is a little princess (if not in the best princess state at present) and would like to be the only spoilt dog in her home, although she will be fine with she is walked with your friends’ quiet dogs. Once Ivy is in a home situation and stable there is no reason she cannot have a long and happy life.

**If you have any questions regarding Ivy, please do email adoptions@victoriandogrescue.org.au initially or complete an application form.

Microchip Number: 956000003648623
Source Number: RE120211
Medical Notes: Ivy’s Cushings and diabetes are being controlled.

All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed, and flea treated. All necessary vetwork such as dentals, surgery, eye treatment are also carried out. We are no longer heartworm testing as we have not had one positive test since we began in 2006. If a dog comes to us on heartworm treatment this is continued.