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!
I have no idea how a half-blind, hard-of-hearing, 4lb dog could survive on the street, but Hamilton, Hammie for short, was brought to a shelter as a stray, infested with fleas and missing a good portion of his fur. His first exam in ODH care revealed a mature cataract and developing glaucoma, for which he will see an ophthalmologist. He was also found to have significant degenerative disc disease, possibly resulting in his occasional “sideways” gait. Hammie also received a badly needed dental. Most of his remaining teeth were abcessed and were all extracted, except one.
Hammie arrived to his new home full of spunk. Within about a week, this little dynamo decided he was going to be in charge. He loves to talk and always has quite a bit to say to cyclists, passersby, and to his new siblings—the resident cats and two other Final Refuge dogs Molly and Macie. Hammie has a very enthusiastic bedtime ritual, rolling all around on his back while Molly and Macie watch, I imagine with eyebrows raised, until he settles down and they can all find their spot under the covers.
Hamilton is already a big part of the family and very much loved.
Hamilton is sponsored by:
- Gina Regan of Seattle, WA
- Angela & Carl Bush of Mill Creek, WA in memory of Millie and Max (02/29/2020)
- Steve SIm of Olympia, WA (05/31/2019)
- Luke Lamberson of Tacoma, WA (02/29/2020)