Pogo was found on the streets of Thailand as a puppy. She was brought to the U.S. and has lived with her person for 12 years now. Unfortunately Pogo’s owner needs to rehome her. Pogo weighs 60 pounds. She is a lovely dog who is described as being “independent” and at her age, is still “quite spry”.

Pogo is currently living with another senior dog. She had not lived with other dogs up until recently. We are told it took Pogo a couple days for her to having another dog around. Pogo is sharing the bed with him now and taking walks with him. In our experience, that’s a pretty good adaptation! One would hope she’ll do the same in her adoptive home with a dog who is older and mellow, once she settles in. She has lived with cats and shown no interest in them. Pogo doesn’t appreciate when another animal shows interest in her food (and what animal does?!). Pogo would do best in a home without small children.

Pogo has lost most of her hearing but that doesn’t stop her from trying to be a good watch dog. She spends most of her day lounging inside her house but when it’s nice out, she’ll hang out on her deck. Pogo is happy for her daily walks, she reportedly does OK on leash. One must be strong enough to manage her size and strength. She can do stairs now but does have arthritis so stairs could become difficult as she ages. Her adopter should be ready to start her on at least a joint supplement. Pogo’s owner has a vet appointment set for later this month for a senior blood panel and urinalysis. This will give her adopter an overall picture of Pogo’s health. She is current on vaccines and she had a dental a year ago.

Pogo does not have much time before she needs to find an adoptive home. We would love to help her find a home where she can spend her remaining years being loved, appreciated and given regular vet care and good quality food. Pogo sounds like she will make someone a nice buddy!

Pogo is located in Seattle, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.