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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!



Jesse came to the shelter as a stray with chronic and untreated ear infections, skin allergies, and cataracts. A rescue group arranged for him to see an allergy specialist, who discovered that Jesse’s ear drums had been eaten away by infection and he was functionally deaf. Old Dog Haven stepped in to get Jesse the surgery he so desperately needed. The Maranda Fund was used to cover the cost of a total ear canal ablation and bulla osteotomy (TECA-BO) on both ears.

Jesse was placed in an ODH foster home to recuperate from the delicate surgery. His recovery was long and difficult, because both ear canals had been removed and his ears sutured closed. In addition, Jesse developed a corneal ulcer on his left eye as a side effect of the surgery, which further complicated his recovery.

Despite being deaf, Jesse is now fully recovered from surgery and no longer suffers from chronic ear infections. His other medical conditions are being well managed, with daily drops for his eyes and a monthly injection for his allergies. The ODH family that fostered Jesse for post-operative recovery became his Final Refuge forever home, and this is what they say about him:

“Jesse is a sweet, well-adjusted, affectionate, intelligent, happy little guy who loves to cuddle on the couch, explore his yard with his sisters, and learn tricks and hand signals for treats. You wouldn’t know he was deaf by the way Jesse dances through life, not letting anything hold him back, thanks to Old Dog Haven’s Maranda Fund.”

Jesse is sponsored by:

  • Melinda Faulkner of Shoreline, WA
  • Victor Nosce in memory of Klondike - Lifetime Sponsor