Last month we were alerted to a tiny little terrier dog that had been spotted lying on a footpath terrified in a housing estate in Galway City. Too scared to move or make eye contact, this little boy lay motionless and pretended not too see the world around him.
Thankfully he was seen and a kind person took him to a local vets for treatment. He had mange, sore eyes, legs, fleas and was totally shut down. We arrived the next day to bring him to our sanctuary and transformation *Pipsqueak* began.

We took it very slowly at first and waited patiently for Pip to give us a sign that he was ready ...and finally he did.

Pip is now like a different dog. He has grown in confidence, is friendly, fun, has learned to walk on a lead and, earlier this week, took his first trip to town which he thoroughly enjoyed.

Pip is now ready for his forever home.
At only about 7 months old Pip is now enjoying a puppyhood previously denied to him, so he is quite puppyish in his approach to life and can be a little mouthy when playing and for this reason we are looking for a home without very young children.
Pip loves other dogs but will need a dog willing to put up with his playfulness or he could happily live as an only as long as he has lots of human company instead.
Pip now walks well on a harness, loves the car and is clean in his room overnight.
He is only tiny, weighing 4 kg and will make a super little friend.
If ever a dog deserves a 5* star (they all do) then Pip really does after all he has been subjected too and overcome.

In compliance with DAFM Legislation, the Galway SPCA unique certificate number is GPT200022C.

Pipsqueak’s Microchip number can be provided on request.