Personality: Cadbury is a confident guy with a strong personality. He's not a fan of being pet a lot or being handled invasively, and prefers to spend his time quietly near you and on his own terms. He's housetrained, great at being left alone for 3-4 hours at a time and enjoys running around in the yard. Because of his sensitivity to lots of petting, Cadbury may do best in a home with older children who can respect his space.
History: Cadbury came to us from a shelter in the Central Valley.
Dog Skills: Cadbury is very forward when he meets new dogs, especially on leash. At HSSV, he has met several small dogs that he greeted forwardly, then attempted to engage in play. His forward behavior may annoy less tolerant dogs.
Cat Skills: We do not have a history of Cadbury with cats.
Leash Skills: Cadbury is great on leash, and can calmly and confidently walk by people, joggers, and bikers. He can be overwhelmed or overly forward during leash meets with other dogs, especially large dogs.
Medical: In his first home, Cadbury needed an emergency vet visit after swallowing a foreign object. He has made a complete recovery and we do not anticipate further treatment, although his future adopters should be aware of his history of eating inappropriate objects.
Cadbury has mild dental disease and should receive a thorough dental cleaning in the next 23 months and regular dental care throughout his life.
Cadbury has a luxating patella, which is common in small dogs and means that the knee cap occasionally pops out of place. At this time, his luxating patella is mild. If it should become more serious, luxating patellas can be corrected with surgery, or the dog may develop arthritis.
In April, Cadbury had surgery to remove a bladder stone. The bladder stone found in Cadbury may be affected by his diet, and our adoption team can recommend prescription food that is recommended to help prevent future bladder stones.