Furry Friend Friday With Baxter!

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Happy Furry Friend Friday!  What better way to kick off your weekend than with a does of some serious cuteness?  Meet Baxter, this cute little chihuahua is up for adoption at the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem and is about 5 months old.  He’s been there since November, so he’s ready to kick off the New Year with a new home!

So Baxter, what is your favorite thing to do?

Well I don’t know if I can pick just one, there are so many things I love to do!  I especially love playing, whether it’s with my other K-9 friends or with one of my toys, I love to be entertained, I’m still a puppy after all!  Even though I’m pretty active, I still love being around people and cuddling.  I’m very lucky here at the shelter, the staff all carry me around like a baby, I love that so much that sometimes I fall asleep while they’re carrying me!

Do you have a favorite toy to play with?

I have a green ball that I absolutely love to play with!  You can see me playing with it in my video at the bottom of the page.

Is there anything that scares you?

Well being a smaller guy, I don’t love a lot of commotion.  When people are running around and things are hectic, I get a little stressed but I wouldn’t say scared, just nervous.

What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

Well I can get along with anyone, really, but I’m what you would call a “special needs pet”.  You see I was rescued from a hoarding situation in Alabama, and when I got to the shelter here, the staff discovered that I have what’s called Megaesophagus.  Basically that’s just a big long word meaning that when I eat the food has a tough time being pushed down into my stomach, it can be very dangerous if not treated correctly.  It’s not hard at all to manage, I just need to be in a home with someone that can be home with me a lot.  You see I eat about three meals a day and I have to eat sitting upright and then remain upright for a half hour after I eat.  It’s pretty easy, the staff here just put me in a small front dog carrier, I’m very light to carry and love sitting like this, I sometimes even fall asleep like this!

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So Baxter, why do you think pet insurance is a good thing for all pet parents to consider?

Well, as I’ve already learned in my short life, sometimes things you don’t expect can change your life in a big way.  I’m doing very well with my condition and it’s extremely manageable, but some other pets aren’t always as lucky as me, so pet insurance seems like a good way to make sure they can get health care should they need it.

Baxter is wise beyond his years, or months rather.  Pet insurance is a great option to consider and it ensures that your pet and wallet will be protected should they have any unexpected accidents, or come down with a sudden illness.  Call one of our agents for a free quote and take the first step to protecting your furry friend!



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