Nica - Adopted

Name(s): Nica (AKA: Mouse)
Age: 6 years old
Size (weight): 10 lbs
Coat & colour: Blonde soft wire-haired
Temperament: Shy at first with new people, quiet, walks well on leash, loves to hang out and be a part of family life.
Good with Dogs: Good with dogs who respect her space and aren’t too boisterous
Good with Cats: Unknown
Good with Kids: Older kids likely fine, but she is shy and quiet and prefers a quiet environment
Housetraining: Yes
Suitable for an Apartment: She cries a little at first when left alone but settles within 15 min and likes to listen to classical music to pass the time. Nica will bark for a short time when a person comes in the house but is easily quieted.
Origin: Owner surrender
Adoption Fee? $350.00

And now a few words from me:

My name is Nica and I’m looking for a new family. I’m as sweet as a little mouse. My “sister” Greta and I lived together, but our situation has changed, and while I miss her at times, I’m fine with other canine housemates in my life and prefer quieter types, or those who can respect my small stature and won’t knock me over. At a mere 10 pounds, I’m small, but mighty, and I walk with a purpose! I enjoy strolls on sunny days and if bundled up well, I can dig the winter for short walks. I’m a little shy when I first meet new people but I warm up quickly provided you don’t force your love on me. Before you know it I will be your little sweetheart, and face washes are free when you live with me!

And now a few words from my foster family:

Little Miss Nica is an absolute gem. She walks wonderfully on leash and travels well in the car. She is good with calm, respectful dogs that won’t trample her as she’s very tiny. Nica can be a bit reserved when first meeting new people, but if you crouch down to her level and let her investigate who you are, she comes around quickly. She would do best in a home with older children, as she can be a bit shy and quiet, and prefers a calm environment. She is a fully housetrained and crate trained. She likes to play with stuffy toys and chase the ball around for short bursts of time and will be happy to retire early in the evening to watch your favorite prime-time shows with you. Generally, however, Nica is a low-energy dog. She must have another dog in the house, big or small, that is also low-energy. She loves to sleep with other dogs and be with them. Nica can be adopted with her sister Greta, although they are not bonded. Each will need to be adopted into a family with another dog in the home. Nica is such a joy, she will be a great addition for the right family.

Important Notes:

Nica has been diagnosed with a grade 4 heart murmur. Heart murmurs are graded 1 (mild) to 5 (severe). She has had an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) and has been diagnosed with mitral valve disease. No treatment is required at present, but she will require medications in the future for life. Her adopter will need to be aware of this. As a result of this condition, Nica is not a high-energy dog. She must have another dog in the house, big or small that is also low-energy.