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  Meet Milton!

UPDATE:    Milton has left this world in the arms of his foster parents in his long term foster home. When Milton came to rescue 2 years ago we never thought he would stay this long – but his foster parents and his vet and good nutrition perked him up and he was a mostly happy and very amusing little fellow. Unfortunately his heart got the worst of him recently – but we know his last two years were happy and he kept his foster parents laughing regularly. Thank you to Darlene and Dale for their loving care of this little character in the last two years of his life. Run free Milton.

Milton is a jolly little old man who came to rescue from a shelter in Florida just before Christmas. He had found himself in a high kill shelter and was pulled from there by the Humane Society who surrendered him to NBGR. Milton had yeasty ears and paws, hugely long nails, skin issues and a big lipoma on his chest that was surgically removed. He does have some slight cataracts and he is a bit hard of hearing.

Now that he has been in the good care of his foster mom for over a month his skin is vastly improved – it’s amazing what good care will do for an old man! Milton has clearly been a well behaved pet in his past life – he is polite about asking for things. He really really wants to sleep in bed with his new owner or at least right next to your bed – and given the privilege – he will happily snooze for 8-9 hours without making a peep. He uses steps to get on and off the couch and the bed – loves his steps!

Milton has a touch of separation anxiety at times – but he is settling down. Wish we knew how he ended out in the shelter – but perhaps the separation anxiety resulted from being left there. He is a velcro boy for sure – but like most senior dogs he does sleep a lot – and likes to have a toy with him. His housebreaking manners are very good as long as he is taken out every few hours. He walks really nicely on a leash and has been keeping up on brisk walks with his much younger foster brother with no complaints. He takes Brewer’s Yeast and Glucosamine and is finishing up a prescription that helped with his yeasty skin/paws. He will have to be monitored to make sure that he doesn’t get yeasty again in his permanent home. He gets medicated baths every couple of weeks.

Milton weighs 15 lbs. and could stand to gain another 1/2 lb. or so. He eats twice a day and is a good eater. He is neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. Milton had a dental done so he is really good to go!! From his old microchip (he has two) his foster mom was able to determine that his is 13 years old – although the vet thought he was 11-12 – now that he is getting back in to good shape he seems like a younger dog. He is fine with the other dogs in his foster home although he really doesn’t play – he just wants to hang out cuddled up with his person!

Milton is being fostered in Cooper City, FL.

Milton is a long term foster in NBGR – and if you would like to be his virtual adopter you could contribute to his care with monthly or annual donations under Paws of Winter General fund or on a recurring basis under Paws of Winter Virtual Caregiver – Recurring. Either way please note your donation is for Milton 3488.

If you have questions about Milton please contact Vicki at vboneill@optonline.net.

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