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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!

Griffin was let in a crate on a vet clinic’s doorstep with a note that said “My owner died, please help me. I may be blind. I’m sick but I can be fixed” – no name, no other information. He went to the shelter, completely bare in any place that he could have licked or scratched, with long matted hair left in the other spots and gooey eyes.

Named for the Seahawks twin players, he’s probably about 12 and he’s only blind in ONE eye. (It will have to be removed because of a lens luxation and glaucoma.) The visual eye will be treated for “dry eye” longterm. He’s seen an ophthalmologist and a dermatologist, still needs an echocardiogram to check out his very large heart murmur, and is on prescription diet to deal with urinary crystals. He’s been through a course of antibiotics and anti-fungals for his damaged skin and will have regular immunotherapy injections. He will have a special procedure on his ears but can still hear. Whew, what a laundry list! but fairly typical for the seriously neglected dogs ODH takes in
(particularly cockers).

But now his hair is growing in beautifully in most places and he’s really handsome. He’s also a lively and very cuddly little fellow who insists on lap time and can keep up with brisk walks. Only 18 pounds and very fine-boned, he probably wasn’t well bred but he’s adorable.

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