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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 at​a 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​!  ​

Day 1



Dorothy Faye (aka Dottie) is sponsored by: