Lizzy is an 8-pound toy poodle that was found as a stray and taken to a shelter.  This little girl was nearly blind and deaf, had terrible teeth, dreadful skin and had a urinary tract infection. Due to her age and many medical issues, Lizzy was deemed unadoptable. Old Dog Haven was committed to finding Lizzy a place where she would receive the love and care she needed for the rest of her days.

Her new Old Dog Haven foster family hadn’t really been planning on adding to their small pack of ODH dogs….but they have a soft spot for sweet, frail poodles and could not resist Lizzy’s adorable face. Her foster mom shares with us Lizzy’s first days in her new home.

“Lizzy was very hesitant at first but slowly began to explore her new yard and home and get to know her new foster sisters Ivy and Angela (another little poodle).  Lizzy let us know that she loved being held, napping in front of the fireplace and can’t wait for meal times!

“After just a few days Lizzy was able to navigate the two stairs in from the back yard and find where meals were served. It is really amazing how dogs with very limited sight learn to navigate a new environment.   Also, she really enjoys sleeping with us in our bed along with her sisters – her favorite place is now under the covers next to me.

“We are so grateful to Old Dog Haven for placing Lizzy with us.  She is a very sweet girl with a gentle personality. Our hope is to have her with us for a long time!”

Update:  After 8 months, sweet Lizzy’s health failed her very suddenly and we had to say goodbye.  She was a very special, frail and sweet girl and there is such an empty spot now on the sofa.  Whenever possible she was always at my side (or on my lap) and was so very gentle.  I am very glad that she was able to stay with us for awhile and as always, wish it could have been longer.  She’ll now be checking in with her foster Dad and enjoying her next chapter.

Lizzy exploring her new yard

Lizzy thinks the meals are quite tasty!

And the beds are quite good for napping.