Funds for Frodo

For: Gretchen Largusa (for Frodo)
Castro Valley, CA
Organizer: Gretchen and Rachel Largusa
Funds for Frodo (Gretchen Largusa (for Frodo))
$1,679
of $3,900 goal.
Raised by 48 donors
43% Complete

The Story

"Frodo" is a stray intact male dog that was found in Castro Valley on July 4, 2017. He has almost no hair, thick crusty skin, and several sores on various parts of his body. He looks quite elderly. Initially he would trip and fall often causing the sore on his face to bleed. He also had a severe flea infestation in the little clumps of hair he did have. We took him to the veterinarian on July 5 where he was checked for a microchip (none found), given an exam, antibiotics, deworming and flea meds, and a rabies vaccination. He was also given skin conditioner and wipes to treat the infection in his skin. He will possibly need a geriatric work-up and fecal testing in the near future.
Since finding him, Frodo is more stable on his feet and energetic. His sores are quickly healing. He didn't care too much for his bath but loves snuggling in his blanket. Thank you for any support you can give to help cover his veterinary bills. Hopefully we can find him a furever home once he is healed and he can live the remaining time of his life healthy and happy.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 8, 2017

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Posted on November 8, 2017

Hopefully this picture doesn’t cut off his cute little head. :)


Posted on November 8, 2017

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Posted on November 8, 2017

Hi Frodo fans. Thank you again for all of your support for Frodo’s veterinary needs. He is such a sweet dog and I am grateful he is able to live the rest of his life loved by so many. 

I realize there has been many needs in our community and country recently but if anyone is able to help Frodo with additional veterinary costs it would be much appreciated. Frodo has had chronic eye problems with his left eye since we found him. Despite treating him round-the-clock with eye medications, a corneal ulcer in his left eye has become quite severe. The tumor on his left eye lid is most likely contributing to the non healing. Since Frodo has very limited vision in his left eye and it is most likely causing him some chronic pain, removing the eye along with the tumor seems to be the best treatment. He is such a friendly little guy and I hate to see him dealing with so many eye problems and the pain that accompanies them. I believe he will be so much happier once it is removed.

I have updated his expenses for this surgery (he can be neutered at the same time). Thank you in advance for any contributions you can give.


Posted on August 5, 2017

Posted on August 5, 2017

It has been exactly 1 month since we found this little pup. Thanks to all of your help and support, Frodo is thriving! He is happier, healthier and definitely has a "skip" to his step.  I love coming home to his wagging tail. He loves belly rubs, playing with toys and cuddling on his blanket. He is finally getting to enjoy life as a loved dog.

Your financial support toward his vet bills is incredible. I updated his fundraising goals to include all the latest tests, meds and treatments and it has already been covered by all you amazing people! Thank you! His blood tests pointed to hypothyroidism and probably Cushings syndrome. He has started taking thyroid meds and we will wait to see if and how we might treat the cushings. Upcoming veterinary needs will include dental work and neutering.

I also want to give another big "Shout-Out" to Classy Canine Pet Salon in Castro Valley who gave Frodo a spa treatment on July 20. If anyone is looking for a pet groomer in Castro Valley I highly recommend them.

Click here to watch the video of Frodo playing fetch!  (Or you can find it on the gallery on this page.)


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