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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!

Nicky found herself in a shelter when her family moved and was no longer able to care for her. Nicky’s exam at the shelter revealed abnormal test results. When ODH stepped in, Nicky was immediately taken to a veterinary specialty center. She had an enlarged liver, urinary tract infection, possible lepto and a distended belly highly suspicious of Cushings. After several days of treatment, Nicky was released and ODH transport volunteers delivered her to our home.

Her first evening home she would take a few steps and collapse, take a few steps and collapse. She was just so exhausted from her ordeal. Her recovery has been a long and winding road but ODH has been with Nicky every step of the way. She presented the vets with a puzzle of ailments and we are grateful for their dedication as they unraveled her symptoms.  Through multiple vet visits and tests, Nicky was diagnosed with Cushings, low thyroid and liver disease.

Now that her symptoms are  under control I am amazed at the transformation. I truly had no idea how miserable she must have felt until she felt better. She loves walks and I can hardly match her pace. She is demanding and a bit sassy. She loves to raid the toilet paper or shed an unattended box of tissue. We take this all in stride because we are so thrilled to know she feels better and is finally behaving like a dog.

Nicky is sponsored by:

  • Sally Simpson of North Bend, WA