Armie Hammer was surrendered to Motley Zoo Animal Rescue due to his medical condition. In his short life, he has not had the stability of a permanent home.
He suffers from Addison's disease (which basically in a nutshell is a hormone imbalance of the adrenal gland). Without these hormones, his body won't function correctly and can be fatal. It's an easy treatment; however, he has to be on steroids for his lifetime (which he will not have side effects from as his body does not produce enough of it) and hormone injections monthly.
He presented with parvo symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy) so was thought to have parvo until they did blood work which showed that he definitively had Addison's. He was hospitalized, but as his owner was homeless and could not care for him, the shelter directed the family to contact Motley Zoo because we do, when we can, take on medical cases.
NAME: Armie Hammer
AGE/GENDER: 9 Months, Male
BREED: Pit Bull Mix
TEMPERAMENT: Sweet, Friendly, Playful, Goofy, Affectionate
WEIGHT: 40 lbs and growing- Expected to be a compact little pitty. Likely not more than 50 lbs full grown.
HOUSE TRAINING: Getting there! With regular opportunities Armie does not have accidents in the house. He's learning to ask to go outside by standing at the door. Puppies should not be considered reliable in regard to housetraining until 6-12 months of age. They're a lot like toddlers, who require diapers!
CRATE TRAINING: Good, he's young and trainable!
OTHER DOGS: Good! He loves his foster brother, a 65 lb male bully, and he attends daycare with lots of other dogs and plays well with everyone. He will need continued socialization, and an owner who understands the importance of this to ensure he becomes a well adjusted and easy going adult. Armie has the potential to be a true ambassador for his breed! As with all puppies adopted from Motley Zoo we encourage daycare and offer a 10% discount at our Rock Star Treatment Daycare in Redmond to all dogs adopted from Motley Zoo.
CATS: Good! He is respectful of the two dog-savvy cats in his foster home. Continued socialization will be important!
CHILDREN: So far so good! He has casually met children from 3-12 and has always given us nothing but butt wiggles and kisses. Continued socialization will be important! Recommend an adoptive home with dog-respectful children, 8 and older as he is very playful and strong.
ADOPTION DONATION: $450
HEALTH: Armie has Addison's Disease, which is a chronic condition that affects his adrenal glands- essentially he does not produce enough adrenaline. Without the proper diagnosis and treatment, the primary symptom of Addison's is extreme, uncharacteristic lethargy- however Armie was diagnosed and is being treated, successfully, with a great prognosis.
Armie takes low-dose daily Predinsone tablets and receives a Percorten injection every 35 days (more about Percorten here- https://www.percorten.com/ and we'd suggest sourcing it here, as not only is it one of the lower end prices, a donation is made to animal rescues like Motley Zoo when you order:https://www.petrescuerx.com/index.cfm/product/312/percorten-v.cfm)
He is stable on his medication and completely symptom-free! Adopters should continue medication and plan to monitor blood work every 6 months. Beyond this, Armie is just like any other puppy- he is sweet, and playful and despite his diagnosis, is energy is boundless! Armie is neutered, microchipped, flea treated, and dewormed. He is up to date on all of his first year vaccinations. Your adoption donation goes toward the cost of this vet care as well as transportation and general care costs. In addition, all pets adopted from Motley Zoo come with 30 days of free pet insurance provided by Shelter Care.
HISTORY: Motley Zoo Animal Rescue was asked to find him a great forever family and that is exactly what we plan to do!
NOTES FROM FOSTER HOME: Armie is a puppy so he's playful and has a lot of puppy energy! He is super cute and fun, but a lot of work. His forever family should be committed to lots of training - obedience, housetraining, and socialization. This will ensure that Armie grows into a confident, well behaved adult! Puppies' personalities are dependent on their environment, and the structure and training they are given, in addition to socialization. Their personalities continue to grow and be shaped by their new adoptive families. Puppy daycare and socialization classes or puppy kindergarten are highly recommended for their personal development. He will more than reward you for all your hard work with lots of love, loyalty, and laughs.
All dogs adopted from Motley Zoo come with a leash and either a Martingale collar or a harness, depending on each dog's particular needs.
ABOUT MOTLEY ZOO:
Motley Zoo Animal Rescue is a volunteer run, foster based, 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization based in Redmond, WA. Motley Zoo does not have a traditional shelter location, but instead, utilizes private foster homes which care for the animals individually, in a home environment, until a "furever" home is found.
Motley Zoo also runs "Rock Star Treatment" Dog Daycare & Training Studio in Redmond, WA which is a day-use facility and does not hold kennels of adoptable animals. The dogs there are owned animals who come to the facility while their families are at work and school so they can play and socialize in a safe environment. We dub this service our "Year-round" fundraising program which helps us support our rescue animals and the $15,000/ month vet bills we incur. This Studio location does have an Adoptable Cat Lounge, where cats may live until adoption, which is the exception to any aforementioned rules.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request an adoption application so we can get you started on the journey to finding a new, furry friend! Once you have been approved to adopt, then we can set up a meeting with the animal you have been matched with.
For more information, please visit www.motleyzoo.org.
Thank you for considering adopting a dog in need!