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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 the foster mom:

When we contacted Old Dog Haven to say we were ready for another pup to add to our pack, we lucked out – there was Poppy, a 12 yr old male Papillon who had been an owner surrender. He was living in a shelter but was not adjusting very well.

As with many ODH dogs he has both physical and psychological problems. In addition to a slipped disc, yeasty ears, needing dental work and being covered in mats, he was very underweight. Thanks to ODH donors medication has alleviated some of his back pain but unfortunately all of his remaining teeth had to be removed.

For whatever reason, he is very flighty and nervous He desperately seeks attention, likes to be petted but has a fear of being picked up. If he feels he’s being cornered, he panics and it takes a while for him to calm down.

He has adjusted very well with the rest of the dogs and at times attempts to play with them. However, his waking up at 6:30 am every morning and crying to go out is taking some getting used to (but getting better)!

We’re hoping that with time, patience and kindness he’ll overcome his fear of being picked up and become another happy member of our ODH family.

Thank you ODH for trusting us with another old dog.

Poppy is sponsored by: