Posted on April 27, 2017
Posted on April 27, 2017Lilly Boo came to us from ACS with a badly broken leg. They tried an external fixater, then plate surgery but she never wanted to consistently put weight on it. We were worried amputation may be necessary when the screws from the plate started poking out through her skin, but the surgeon was able to remove the plate and she is FINALLY putting weight on that back leg, jumping up on things like a normal dog and seems so much happier now. Lilly is about 3-4 years old, 10 pounds and loves to cuddle.
Posted on April 26, 2017
Posted on April 26, 2017Winston is another boy that has been with us for awhile. He was hit by a car and his spinal cord was damaged at the base of his tail. He can run and jump and have fun like any other dog, but he has no bowel or bladder control. The vet thought we should euthanize him because of the inconvenience, but how could we put down a dog that was running around chasing birds and loving life? Belly bands and a raw diet have made his issues manageable and he will have a home with his foster forever unless some amazing individual comes along that wants to adopt him regardless of the "inconvenience" of his issues.
Posted on April 25, 2017
Posted on April 25, 2017Grandpa Beau is one of our long timers. When we pulled him from ACS he was in a sad state and we actually thought we were going to spoil him for a couple of days and then humanely euthanize him, but a few years later he's still trucking along. He has no hair on his body and his skin is soft, smooth and freckled. For those familiar with dachshunds, Beau appears to be a dilute red and the dilute gene can sometimes manifest with hair loss. Like some hairless breeds he also has trouble regulating his temperature and has had several seizures when he got too hot or too cold. Now that we know how sensitive he is we monitor him constantly when he's outside. All the girl dogs love to snuggle with him and puppies flock to him. Unfortunately, Beau has not found that special adopter who is willing to give him a home despite his age and health issues. We will continue to provide the best care and give him lots of love for as long as he's with us.