Muppet

Muppet is a little one-eyed guy with a big personality. He’s 11.5 years old, 12 lb, with a beautiful dapple coat. He came to Little Paws when his family became unable to meet his needs. He’s looking for a calm new home where his people will be around (or with whom he can go on adventures) most of the time. There’s nothing like his happy dance and seeing him get excited is like seeing a puppy with zoomies! Muppet is house and crate trained. He loves to sleep in his crate and doesn’t get up in the night, but we’ve seen some marking behavior he’s working on that. He loves to explore in the yard and he tried to chase the chickens in his foster home. Ideally his new home will have a fenced yard and no shared walls. Muppet walks well on the leash but is working through some reactivity, he’s quite fearful of big dogs and acts dominant toward little ones. Because of his vision impairment he can be easily startled and we wouldn’t trust him not to bolt. For the same reason he can be chatty. Muppet will be aloof at first, but warms up quickly and will be in love with you before you know it. He wants to be near his people, but he’s more of a shadow than a lap dog. Around new people he will act tough and greet them vocally, but not aggressively. He’s untested around children and we’ve noticed that he doesn’t like fast or erratic movements so a home with children would not be a good fit. Muppet would be best in a home without other dogs or with very calm smaller dogs. He doesn’t like being jostled—especially around his head/face and gets a little grumpy with the seniors in his foster home. If you’re looking for a devoted little adventure pawdner—this could be your guy. Muppet has special food for sensitive tummies, and two eye drops in his remaining eye for glaucoma. His left eye is gone, and he doesn’t have the best vision but he does just fine getting around and living life. He will need quarterly checks on his eye. Approved potential adopters must be willing to drive to Kenly, NC to meet Muppet prior to adoption.