Funds for Frodo

For: Gretchen Largusa (for Frodo)
Castro Valley, CA
Organizer: Gretchen and Rachel Largusa
Funds for Frodo (Gretchen Largusa (for Frodo))
$2,219
of $3,900 goal
56% Complete
Raised by 56 donors

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 May 11, 2018

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Posted on May 11, 2018

Just look how happy this little guy is! If it wasn't for all you wonderful people, I may not have had the encouragement to help this poor pup out so much. It is hard to see in this picture but Frodo eventually did need his left eye removed. it has completely healed and he is doing great. His sweater covers up quite a bit of bald skin but his shoulders and face are exploding with hair! Give him another month or two and his sides should have quite a bit of hair too. I believe the treatment for his Cushings Disease  and low thyroid are helping quite a bit with his hair growth. Thanks again for all of your care and support for Frodo!


Posted on January 23, 2018

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Posted on January 23, 2018

Hello Frodo fans! Life gets busy and I apologize for such an overdue update on this little guy. Frodo had a serious corneal ulcer in his left eye in the fall but with lots of medical care we have been able to save his eye and not remove it. We are hopeful that it will continue to scar well and remain intact. He has also been put on Cushings medication and continues to be on thyroid meds. I have to laugh because this guy has an ophthalmologist and an internal medicine vet who he is receiving care from. I’m sure they see many beautiful purebred dogs but they both just love little Frodo and treat him like a king!  Frodo continues to have limited hair (except around his cute little face) and is active and happy. Sweaters and jackets do a good job at keeping him warm and his little naked body covered. :). His little antenna-looking tail is always busy wagging. When he is not napping he is busy looking for, or playing with, one of his favorite toys. He is definitely getting a new chance at life and is loving it! 

Thank you all for making this new life for him a reality. If it wasn’t for all of your encouraging words and financial support I’m not sure if I would have been able to give him the care he needed. Now that I have seen how well he is bouncing back I am better able to help him continue to heal and recover.  I will try to continue to keep you all updated as often as I can. I encourage you all to keep helping support the various animals that you hear about that need assistance. It is greatly appreciated by both the humans caring for them as well as the animals themselves. May you all have a wonderful 2018! 

I included a short little video so you can see his little tail in action.


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. :)

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