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!
Sweet little Dorothy Faye (she often goes by Dottie) landed in the shelter seemingly blind and deaf with terrible teeth, bladder stones, mammary nodules, a heart mummer and cute as a button. In the shelter she had the mammary nodules biopsied and thankfully they were benign. By the time she arrived at her ODH foster home she also had a bladder infection.
When we pieced together her history, we learned she has had at least 3 shelter stays and at least as many homes. That’s a lot of moving around. But now she is in her forever home.
She is a Shih Tzu mix, about 10 – 12 years old and weighs a scant 12 pounds.
Thanks to Old Dog Haven, first up was a trip to the eye specialists. While she has lost some of her vision, she does not have glaucoma (yay). Next up was her intake exam ata veterinary hospital, followed by an echo cardiogram and surgery to remove the bladder stones. There were at least 4 huge stones and countless tiny ones. She will be on a special diet to keep them from coming back. While she was under anesthesia, they performed a dental and pulled 6 of her remaining 8 teeth. At the same time they had to dig out the root remnants of at least 12 more teeth.
Now Dottie is starting to settle into her new home. She’s a sweetheart and I hope she’s here for a long time. Now she doesn’t have enough teeth to keep her tongue in her mouth, but that makes her even more adorable
Oh and along the way she had time for a trip to our favorite groomer!
Dorothy Faye (aka Dottie) is sponsored by:
- Loydene Rambo Daggett of West Richland, WA (03/31/2019)
- Felicity Wood of Seattle, WA (06/30/2019)