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!
Clarissa was in poor shape when we first welcomed her home: She smelled like a dirty sock and was very thin and exhausted. She put herself to bed in our home office and didn’t eat for the first few days. She didn’t seem to dislike us, but simply ignored us as if we were fellow guests at the same hotel.
But little by little, as her health improved her personality began to show itself. We discovered that Clarissa is a mumbler, and holds lengthy conversations with us in a series of squeaks and groans – usually while sitting up and encouraging us with sweeping movements of her front paws. Her sight and hearing are mostly gone, so she often yells to us from the other room, demanding that someone come help her down from the bed, or open the back door, or simply join her when she is craving company. Such a big change from those early days.
In fact, at her last vet check-up we were told she has gained a whopping three pounds and needs to lose a little weight. You can imagine how well the new diet has gone over!
Clarissa is just loaded with personality, and I have never met another dog like her. She is positive, curious, and has a great sense of humor. What a gift it is to be her forever family!
Clarissa is sponsored by:
- Robert Goto of Everett, WA (01/31/2021)
- Jose Ramos of Mukilteo, WA in honor of Pamela S Yu - Lifetime