Joey was only eight pounds when he arrived at his Old Dog Haven Final Refuge home from a local shelter. He was very thin and stiff from arthritis. The shelter had already removed all but one tooth and fixed his resultant sinus fistulas (openings between the oral and nasal cavities due to infection or loss of teeth).
Now that little Joey feels better, he loves to eat, sleep and wag his tail. He has the beginnings of kidney failure, but don’t tell him – he’s happy as can be. And he has gained half a pound in just his first three weeks in his ODH forever home.
He is a very loved part of his new family and they feel very blessed to have him.
Update: After a brief decline in his health, little Joey passed suddenly. He had a wonderful time with his Final Refuge family and he will be greatly missed. We are so glad he could have such a happy ending.