Charlie came to ODH because of health issues his owner couldn’t handle, and he definitely had those issues. Heart disease, lung disease, and a severely collapsing trachea meant regular trips to the specialty center and an arsenal of medication. His devoted ODH mom kept at his regimen with determination and Charlie rewarded her with many smiles, a great buddy and a happy personality. She thinks that was a great exchange for being up every 4 hours to give him his cough suppressant!
He got her through the grief of two losses and then pneumonia took over. With even more effort she got him through that battle but then his body gave out. He knew she was stronger now and it was time to give up his battle. This beautiful dog meant a great deal to his ODH mom and she gave him a wonderful year with dog buddies and much love.