A picture says everything you need to know about Chloe:

SWEET and a bit of a rascal!

13 year old Chloe has big expressive eyes which invite you in.  Chloe is a 13 pound Lhasa Apso. She is easy going, fun loving, kind, loyal, and is an absolute darling.  She enjoys a nice fluffy bed to be sure but she really loves walks, too.  She is a beautiful girl and a wonderful companion.

How did Rebecca’s Rainbow happen upon such an incredible dog?  She began urinating frequently in the house and rather than be taken to the vet to look for an infection and bladder stones she was taken to a shelter where she had no hope for adoption.

Thankfully she was rescued and taken to the vet right away for a full senior wellness package, and sure enough, she had a bladder stone the size of a walnut which could be felt on examination, seen on an X-ray, and she had a urinary tract infection.  Easy fix here; she has had a cystotomy to remove the stone, is being treated for her infection, and is on the way to full recovery.  She had her teeth cleaned and polished, was microchipped and vaccinated, and is ready to find her new home.

For those not familiar with bladder stones or urinary tract infections; the dog feels constant pressure to void and after months and months and possibly years of this, they lose their sensation to void or hold it in.  Through no fault of their own, they strain to void and only tiny amounts come out.  They are trying to flush their systems.  The danger is that if the stone blocks the urethra, the bladder can become blocked and will explode, resulting in an excruciating death.  For the dog it’s just a miserable feeling and quite painful.

Chloe has recovered well and she’s ready to go her adoptive home now. Chloe is posted for Rebecca’s Rainbow. She is being fostered in Kirkland, WA. For more information about adopting Chloe please email: michelehayward@rebeccasrainbow.org

This in not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.