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!
Jethro Gibbs is a 12 year old Yorkie/Shih Tzu mix who came to live with us in July, 2019. He had severe dry eye, infected skin, and his back legs were so painful he staggered when he walked. Typical ODH dog. And his tail was always down.
We got him to the vet, started eye drops, medicated baths for his skin and pain meds. He had a dental and lost 18 teeth. Was seen by the eye doctor and a treatment plan was implemented. He will see the eye specialist every six months.
He is a sweet little guy who loves to be held, doesn’t like to be alone or in a crate, and barks when he wants something. Jethro has attached himself to his foster mom – if he can’t find her he runs all over the house looking for her – and yes, barking. He has come a long way since he became an ODH dog. He now loves being outside and sniffing around the yard…his legs still go in different directions, but he loves running around. His other favorite thing is being on his mom’s lap and being petted. And his tail almost never stops wagging.
We are thankful for the ODH donors for making it possible for us to make him feel much better, although his skin is a work in progress. He joins in the rest of the pack to bark and welcome us home.
We are very glad he is with us.
PS – As of April 2020, Jethro has seen the eye doctor for his checkup and his eyes are doing great. The doctor said he doesn’t have to see him for a year, unless there is a problem.
Jethro Gibbs is sponsored by:
- Lynn Johnson of Ferndale, WA in memory of Kristen Marie Walbrun (05/31/2021)
- Art Bushey & Sharon Benedict of Shelton WA (05/31/2021)
- Chie Mitsui of Seattle, WA - Lifetime Sponsor
- Rhonda Birk of Naperville, IL (08/31/2020)