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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!

From Nigel’s Final Refuge Mom :  We don’t have much of a back story on how this sweet guy ended up in the shelter, he was brought in to the shelter as a stray is what the paperwork says. He is a “young old dog” at 8 years old. He suffers with arthritis, that requires daily meds for relief of some of the pain. While he was at the shelter, he got kennel cough which turned to pneumonia which is when they discovered he has Laryngeal Paralysis (I had to google that one!). He also had to have surgery for GDV, (gastric dilation volvulus, aka: twisted stomach).

Once he came into our home, I first thought maybe he was a stubborn old fella or just didn’t like me since he was ignoring me, soon enough I discovered, he is about 85% deaf! I say 85% since he can hear some, but not much! He also has cataracts and of course, needs a dental! Poor guy, in pain, can’t hear, tummy issues, wandering the streets all alone, breaks my heart to think of it!

But you sure wouldn’t guess him to have been abandoned, he is about as sweet as they come! Those big droopy eyes, looking at you and all he wants to do is get loves, pretend he is a lap dog and go on a nice slow walk! And sleep. He loves sleep, and since he has “lar par” he has a cute snore while he does it!

I am so grateful for the health care he will receive through Old Dog Haven and your support through this amazing organization! He will live out the rest of his years as healthy as possible and never know what being alone on the streets feels like ever again!

Nigel is sponsored by:

  • Jill Nelson of Fargo, ND in memory of Willis - Lifetime