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!
Olive is a short hair Chihuahua who was 4.2 pounds when she was brought to a shelter. She was not spayed, had collapsing trachea, a small umbilical hernia, osteoarthritis, hair loss and only one tooth. She also had kennel cough, so was placed in a temporary foster home through the shelter until she recovered. All her health problems made her not adoptable. So, Old Dog Haven sent her to a permanent foster home. She was given all her vaccines.
Olive cannot be spayed because of mammary masses covering the area and veterinarians are afraid that incision would spread the cancerous cells. They also worry about her tiny collapsing trachea making anesthesia dangerous. She has a very mild heart arrhythmia, bad knees, and damage in her spine. She takes medication and supplements for all these issues. Despite her health issues, Olive is a very happy girl. The medical care controls discomfort and she loves to twirl around when her food comes. She has a great appetite and is now 5 pounds.
She loves to cuddle and if the sun is out, you will find her lying by the sliding glass door. Olive loves to dress up and prefers soft PJs at bedtime. She is happy to be in a loving family and be a part of Old Dog Haven.
Olive is sponsored by:
- Tammy Stockton of Seattle, WA (04/30/2021)
- Casey Capettini of Puyallup, WA in memory of Sally & Gramps (04/30/2021)
- Vincent Desjardins of Bloomington, IN in honor of Mary Desjardins (08/31/2020)