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*Amoreena EltonJohn -- BLIND   

In shelter Dog

Pittsburg, California, 94565
Pet name:
*Amoreena EltonJohn -- BLIND
Lhasa Apso, Shih Tzu, Mixed
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 Blind ~7 yr old, 12 lb Lhasa Apso (Shih Tzu?) Mix NEEDS ANGEL ADOPTER Please ensure all adoption inquiries mention very specific details about this very extensive bio --- We wrote over 20 sentences about them -- that is what we are looking for.  Show us you as much as we showed you the pet  

Meet Amoreena! SF Bay Area of CA – ANGEL ADOPTER NEEDED


“If only, I was nestling in the cradle of your cabin

My arms around your shoulders, the windows wide and open

While the songbirds and the sycamore are growing in the valley

Oh, I miss you Amoreena, like the king bee misses honey” – @Elton John


Amoreena is a ~7 yr old, 12 lb Lhasa Apso (Shih Tzu?) Mix who joins us from Antioch Animal Services


She has been neglected for a long time and had to start her time at the shelter with a full body shave because there was nothing to be done but a complete do-over. She is being treated for skin and ear infections that developed due to the matting but is healing well. She will be BEAUTIFUL once her surgeries are done and her hair grows back out


Amoreena has been spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and is free of parasites. Her senior labwork was normal. She will be getting a dental cleaning at some point in the future after she recovers from surgery


She was either born with an underdeveloped eye or had an injury that was not treated and her other eye is showing increased pressure and no sight – she is blind in both and has adjusted to this. She will be getting both eyes removed in a few weeks. Since she is already blind, this will not change her life other than she will not have a constant headache from the increased pressure. (No, there is no way to ‘save’ the eye, nor is there a need to as she is already blind and will remain blind no matter what we do. Yes, we are sure. No, you do not need to comment/email/PM or otherwise question the medical judgement of our veterinarian. We find it weird that random people who have never met the dog, nor possess any clinical medical skills are more attached to limbs and eyes than the dogs are themselves). 


She is is on a very cheap medication for arthritis (less than $5/month total per GoodRx) and will come with a several month supply and prescriptions to take to the pharmacy of your choice with refills good for one year at your cost. 


(Many of our senior dogs are on arthritis meds because just like people over the age of 40 often have aches and pains, so do dogs. "Not treating" is not the same as "not needing" for all of the people who constantly ask us why our dogs are on arthritis meds when many other shelter/rescue dogs are not.)


She will also need regular professional grooming every 4-6 weeks and adopters should be able to provide this


Her foster mom says this about her


“Oh where to start with Queen Amoreena (we stumble on saying her name too ). 


Do you like a little duckling following you around the house or being let known you have not given someone their dues? If so Amoreena is the pup for you! She is a sweet pup but is definitely a bit of a drama queen. If she feels like she is not getting her due attention she will definitely let you know . 


We have a large kennel for eating time for her comfort and safety as she does – noise only – guard her food from the other dogs likely from being food-insecure for so long. She has improved considerably now that she knows food is always available. One of our pups approached and she growled but made no move to snap, we called ours away without any further interaction. We are slowly working with her using positive reinforcement and she is much more confident that food will always be there


Amoreena gets along with our little pack of three pups once over that first introduction but is a little nervous at first. She has shown no interest in the two resident kitties 

Amoreena does a pain yelp sound we believe out of a learned behavior (done when picked up or a leaf pulled from her fur lightly). She is not a fan of being carried but tolerates when needed but may yelp – we hope her arthritis medication helps mitigate this and perhaps getting her painful eye removed. 


She takes her medication in her wet food without any problems and is great in the car.

 She is more of a short walk kind of girl, however she is good on a leash but she can slip her halter. She is okay in the crate although does not really need it


Amoreena would make an amazing companion for your home will have some quirks to learn with. Amoreena is good with the kids in the home (10 and 7) but more of a tea party gal then playing superheroes.”


She is fostered in the SF Bay Area of CA and will only be available locally for foster-to-adopt for the next 4-6 weeks or so while she has her procedures and heals UNLESS you are willing to do some/all at your vet at your expense and then she is adoptable now. We can consider transports to major US airports to FLEXIBLE adopters willing to meet their in-cabin escorts on standby flights.


f you would like to adopt please send a THOROUGH email that mentions DETAILS FROM THIS BIO to


If you cannot adopt, but would like to make a tax-deductible (EIN 45-4103375) towards this pet's care please do so on this post (if this is an option) or by one of these. We expect this dog's care to run over $2000 to get her ready for adoption


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Please spread this dog around in order to help them find a home. We welcome adopter referrals from other rescues and breed clubs 

Housebroken?: Yes, we think so
Crate Trained?: Yes
Leash Trained?: Yes
Rides Well in Car?: Yes
Non-Shedding?: Yes, needs regular grooming
Good with cats?: Yes, we think so
Good with dogs?: Yes
Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: yes
Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of 5
Umbrella of Hope is an all-volunteer, donation-run, non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals from local shelters, places them in private foster homes, provides them with needed medical care and then finds them new homes. 
Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. 
Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service.  
We thank Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services and give a special thanks to volunteer photographers Tanya, Barbara, Kristy, Christine, Teressa and Natalie.  We are on all social media at @umbrellaofhope and we invite you to follow us and share which helps more people see and adopt our pets. 
To help our ALL VOLUNTEER team rescue more senior, special needs, medically needy and hospice animals (and a few "typical" ones along the way, please consider making a tax-deductible (TAX ID 45-4103375) donation online at or Venmo @umbrellaof-hoperescue or Zelle  
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We also have an Etsy store where the merchandise is made by volunteers and supporters, changes regularly and 100% of the proceeds benefit our medical fund
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