This is PENNY


Penny is an absolutely adorable Chihuahua mix (think dachshund) who really needs to find a forever home that can love her likes she loves everyone and everything!!! This kind “owner” saved her off the streets where she had been a long time. Took time to catch her and they do not have the time or expertise to manage her ME. They have not only saved this precious life BUT have done everything in getting her well managed. Penny needs to find a forever home where this tiny girl can be loved and cared for forever.                                                       

  • Current age: 2-3 years old
  • Current weight: 6 pounds
  • Dogs Current Status: With owner (saved off streets)
  • Location: Independence, MO


  • Owners Name & Location: Jackie Schudy / Independence, MO
  • Contact info: 816.456.5227,, Jackie Deck Schudy (fb)


Timeframe needed to find a home: 2-3 weeks

Medical information (spay/neuter, chipped, other health conditions if any, etc):

  • Vaccinated for rabies
  • Not spayed (owner saved off streets so no time yet)
  • Not chipped (owner saved off streets so no time yet)
  • Needs teeth cleaned (owner saved off streets so no time yet)

Where and how did we get this dog:

“She was running loose in my neighborhood for what I know 2-3 weeks literally living and eating on a pile of garbage. She was too frightened to come to anyone. Finally on September 27th 2018, I borrowed a live raccoon trap and was able to bring her home. She was underweight, flea infested and filthy so I immediately took her to vet. She’s not been chipped or spayed. Put her on flea meds immediately and gave her a bath. She could use deep cleaning on her teeth.

After 4 weeks of trying to get her on good diet and all she continued to regurg after eating or treats and I noticed she had a little gurgling sound in her throat so we returned to vet. He did a barium swallow took X-rays and had us return next morning for one more X-ray and it showed barium still in esophagus and was diagnosed with ME.”

Where and how was ME diagnosed:

Animal hospital: Independence Animal Hospital / Independence, MO

X-rays or barium swallow: Both

Food brands and consistency (meatballs, milkshake, pureed, etc):

  • Signature wet food turkey formula, mixed with either 2 T -bone broth or goat milk with


  • 1-2 tsp slippery elm and warm water for hydration
  • Works best when pretty soupy
  • Fed using a spoon
  • Have also tried Artisan Freeze-Dried with liquid ingredients added as above

Fed how many times per day in what position and timeframe:

  • Feed 3-4 times daily
  • Fed in vertical position
  • Held vertical for 25-50 minutes after eating


Meds currently taken:

  • Reglan in morning feed

Pepcid ac in evening

Recently added a drop or 2 of CBD oil 

Hydration method and consistency (Knox Blox, SubQ, Thick It, etc):

  • Mainly in her meals since watered down
  • Didn’t do well with Knox Blox.


Items that will go to the new home:

  • Blankets
  • Toys
  • Soft carrier
  • Bed
  • High chair
  • Kong collar
  • Leash and harness
  • Vet records
  • Sweaters and coats

Exercise preferred (if any) and level (high, moderate, low):

Loves to go for walks daily and for as little as she is she steps it up!


  • No ssues with children, dogs or cats – a little skeptical at first but makes friends easily
  • Does well on leash – “I didn’t feel comfortable letting her outside without leash because

she could get out of fences if she wanted”

  • Housebroken but can also use pet pads – “Great about going potty while on walks and

since the weather has been horribly cold recently she sometimes goes on puppy pads in


  • Crate trained – “I have put her in crate several times especially at first and she did well”
  • Does well with neck hug after eating and sometimes at night


Additional notes (any other pertinent information that will help you decide if you might be the safe, loving forever home):

“She loves to snuggle and be held, lets me put her coats and sweaters on her, loves to be wrapped in blanket, great in the car, loves to lay in the sun, great with other pets..gets a little anxious at feeding time because she’s hungry! Everywhere we go people want to hold or pet her because she’s so darn cute. She’s a precious, sweet fur baby and whoever gets her will love her so much as long as they understand the time and patience needed and can give that to her.”



Created: Dec 11, 2018