Mavis was left at a local shelter with a stomach that resembled a water balloon.  This senior lady had been bred over and over until she developed hydrometra, which is basically a uterus full of fluid.  It’s a condition that quickly develops into infection, and is fatal if left untreated.  The shelter spayed her and in the process saved her life.

She’s a tiny lady, no bigger than a kitten, and with that tiny size comes a number of health issues, including severely luxating patellas and arthritis that results in her spine being curved into an arch.  Despite all these conditions, Mavis plays with the cats in her foster home and zooms around the house like a wobbly little windup toy!  At the end of the day she loves to snuggle and settle down quietly for a good night’s sleep.  She fits right in with the pack of chihuahuas at her foster home!

Her foster family is so grateful to Old Dog Haven for providing Mavis with ongoing medical care as she continues to thrive in her new home.

Update:  Her ODH family and veterinarian tried their best to keep little Mavis’s fragile, damaged body comfortable but their efforts worked for only about 5 months.  She was sent on her way with much love and smiles remembering her adorable face.