Becky: A puppy at heart

Becky was brought to the shelter as a stray. She was diagnosed with bad teeth, probable infection, and a leg with an old injury. She also developed kennel cough. Fortunately, rather than put her down as had been suggested, the shelter staff contacted Old Dog Haven.

The first order of business was to get her infections under control, both in her teeth and her kennel cough. It became clear that she had serious allergies that were causing the coughing, frequent sneezing, reverse sneezing and itchy skin. She was started on antihistamines, and once her dental infection was cleared up, she had her last remaining four teeth removed. Life got a lot better for Becky after that! It turned out that her injured leg was actually a birth defect; the bone that the Achilles tendon attaches to was missing. She certainly doesn’t let it slow her down! She has gone from 4 pounds, 8 ounces from the shelter to 6 pounds, 3 ounces. Time to start watching that waistline!

Becky loves everybody, but especially men! When she’s out and about, her quirky little face and wild hairdo endear her to everyone, and even grown men have been known to smile and wave at her. She is very curious about everything going on around her and is always up for some loving. She’s friendly to all dogs. Her favorite place in the world is the big king-size bed, and she spends a large part of her day sleeping there. But she’s always up for an adventure, whether it’s going for a drive in a convertible (strapped to her foster mom’s chest, of course!) or her first ferry boat ride and meeting alpacas and goats and walking on the beach.

Becky brings a great deal of joy to her foster parents and seems to be having a great time in her new life.

Update: Little Becky’s health finally declined and her loving family had to say goodbye   She enjoyed every minute in her new home and she will be greatly missed.