Please note: The dogs in ODH's Final Refuge care are not adoptable due to medical reasons and all are in permanent homes. Your sponsorship supports the veterinary expenses for these dogs - and we thank you!
Aldo is a very handsome old guy found wandering the streets, taken to shelter, and bailed out after a 3 week stay to go to his ODH home. As is so often the case with these old guys, he was kind of a train wreck, but nothing life-threatening, so the various specialists involved recommended getting on with fixing the old boy up, including surgery to remove cysts on his eyelid and a complete dental. Before subjecting Aldo to surgery, it was imperative to understand what was causing the jaw chattering he was exhibiting, to make sure it wasn’t something neurological. So Little Aldie trundled off to see an internal medicine specialist. Sadly, there he was diagnosed with Stage 3-Stage 4 lymphoma and given just 4-8 weeks to live.
Well, 12 weeks later he’s still here, eating his mom out of house and home! Now that winter is abating somewhat, he’s able to go out for short, slow sniff ’n walks. He’s not barked even once. He doesn’t play with his siblings, but he fearlessly walks into the fracas when they are roughhousing. He follows his ODH mom everywhere, waits outside no matter the weather for her return when she absolutely cannot take him with her, sleeps by her bed every night, and is always just inches from her loving touch. We don’t know how long this dear deserving boy will hang around, but he will be loved a hundred and one times a day, and every heartbeat in between, for as long as he does.
Aldo is sponsored by:
- Marilyn Saunders of Sweet Home, OR (06/30/2017)
- Kaitlin Perry of Sacramento, CA (05/31/2017)