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Sammy is a 10yr old yorkie x pug, she is spayed, microchipped, flea and worm treated and will be rehomed with 5 weeks free pet insurance.

is looking for an extra special 5 star retirement home, this poor little dog has one hell of a story to tell so here goes!

Sammy found herself straying and ended up in the pound, there wasn't really any mention beforehand of any health issues. We offered to take her to save her life and as soon as she arrived it was obvious to us that there was something amiss.  Initially we thought it was her eyesight affected as she would walk around the edge of walls or fences like a sight impaired dog might do, but she was also holding her head to one side and randomly barking at the floor on occasions. We booked her straight in with our vet and she even saw the eye specialist who confirmed that her vision was absolutely fine, so we suspected there was possibly something more neurological going on. We trialled her on a drug that could help with any neuro pain but that didn't alter things.

Sammy desperately needed a dental as her teeth weren't good and whilst she was under we also spayed her. What we were prepared for was when she was under the anaesthetic it was discovered that her jaw was unstable on her left side (the side she had the head tilt) and an xray discovered an old broken jaw that actually had a 3-4mm gap in the jaw bone!

We suspected now that poor Sammy had historically received a trauma to the head and we asked for a referral for an MRI scan to check for brain damage.  What the scan revealed was that she had suffered not one but two small strokes that were clearly showing as scars on her brain which totally explains her neuro deficiencies, once again on the left hand side but at least we knew now that we had done everything we could and we could start seeking a new home for her.......then more disaster stuck for poor Sammy.

She had been receiving some antibiotic eye drops on and off for her left eye which would sometimes become a little sticky but literally almost overnight she developed a huge ulcer in her left eye and
despite immediate intervention and multiple drops several times a day her eye was on the verge of rupturing and she had to once again be rushed into the vets for an emergency enucleation.......just how much can one poor little dog go through.

Sooooo after all that trauma we now have the most beautiful, loveliest, quirkiest, food loving, sweet little dog you could wish for, she really is no trouble at all. She loves people, she is good with the other dogs in foster and can often be found snuggled up in a bed with one or more of them, she loves her little walks, she is a great escape artist!, she is fine with cats and is clean in the house, what more could you ask for?

Sammy is looking for a very special home with someone who is well equipped to look after a dog who has some special needs and who will give her all the time and attention she deserves to settle and feel
part of the family. We would like her to have another gentle older canine companion as she has enjoyed being with other dogs here, she is ok being left for a few hours in the day.

Sammy enjoys a walk but needs to stay on a longline, she will find her way out of any gap in a garden so it needs to be nice and secure with no way through or over a fence. She travels well in the car.

She could live with older gentle children but we feel small resident children would be too much for her , she really wants a quieter life now.

Being fostered in Swadlincote, Derbys but can be rehomed further afield subject to homecheck and adoption donation of £195

If you can offer this extra special girl her forever retirement home please email us telling us all about your home offer (including full address and contact details) to

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