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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!

Gonzo

What else can you name a dog with a huge mass of curls and a beaker with beady little eyes, albeit they both have cataracts… I got to pick him up straight from the shelter. He was turned in as a stray, but apparently he didn’t get the memo because he’s really a big diva and was not apprehensive like most of our ODH dogs are.

He jumped in my car and gave me stink kisses immediately. He had bad teeth, grade 5 heart murmur, and these strange vestibular type events. An MRI showed a recent cerebellar stroke and his episodes were likely a result. They are fewer and far between now, to the point where his poor brain may have adapted now. He will be getting a dental to remove the last of his diseased teeth and we’re happy to report there’s no signs of heart failure, just some heart enlargement pushing on his trachea for which he has medicine for the ensuing minor cough.

Gonzo is a serious daddy’s boy. He doesn’t always like to share his humans with our 3 resident dogs but he’s learning. He is a bouncy, alert & loving little boy. He loves getting dressed up and is a perfect little ambassador at our ODH meet & greet outreach events. Thank you ODH for entrusting us with his love and care!

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