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!
The magnificent Boo (aka Bub-Bub) was an approximately 12 year old stray that ended up in a shelter’s foster home. I don’t understand – all these stray dogs – blind, deaf, and/or just plain old deserve a better exit strategy. Please find them another home or take them to a shelter. Wandering around frightened and starving is a cruelty they don’t deserve.
Boo though managed to wiggle his way into the sights of ODH as he had an alphabet soup of problems which made him unadoptable. Lucky us, lucky Boo – he landed into our arms from the great ODH transporter Bob (thanks again!).
Off to the vet (heart murmur, enlarged heart, luxating patellas, urinary stones, gallbladder stones, and deaf), off to the cardiologist (ECHO, mitral valve click, serious hypertension), off to surgery (cystotomy) and of course, a dental.
You wouldn’t know it by Boo’s look on life. First one for a walk with a tail that swings like a sail, leading the way. Loves playing with our shih tzu (‘the twins’ is what we call them) and snuggling with our big old lab. Boo has found his way into all of our hearts. It would not of happened without your support to Old Dog Haven. You saved a life.
Update from Boo’s Final Refuge Mom: It’s been a year now since Boo completed our unruly ruffians of four and he ended up being such a joy. With routine and helping him feel safe, he let go of bowl guarding and being reactive towards children.
Boo blossomed into a sweetheart who dances for his walks with my visiting grandson and anything involving treats! He faithfully waits at our front gate whenever we leave (unless it’s inclement weather, then he’s curled up inside snoozing, dreaming of treats).
He’s a surveyor of all the goings-on in the house from his corner of the couch. And commandeered his special spot on our bed (who knew so many doggies could fit in one place?). Boo is certainly slowing as all old dogs do – his enlarged heart, luxating patellas, and arthritis has limited his endurance but with the ongoing great care he receives from ODH and our wonderful vets to allow Boo to continue loving mightily. Thank you for providing support for all the wonderful Final Refuge dogs.
Boo (aka Bub-Bub) is sponsored by:
- Leina Tani of Seattle, WA (11/30/2020)
- Susana Ortiz of Issaquah, WA (01/31/2021)