Sitka is one of the many senior dogs that end up in shelters after years of neglect. This lovely, blind girl was diabetic and desperately needed immediate medical care and a safe loving home.
Her foster mom tells us about her Old Dog Haven journey:
Sitka’s blood sugar was almost 700, she had a terrible bladder infection and was still 20 pounds underweight. In the first few months Sitka was with us, her blood sugar slowly got down into the 100-200s, she gained 22 more pounds and her bladder infection cleared up with antibiotics.
Sitka lets you give her insulin shots twice a day, check her blood sugar when needed, is house trained, doesn’t make a peep inside the house, nor steal any food. Even though she is blind, Sitka knows her way around the house, yard and neighborhood pretty well.
Sitka loves laying on the balcony but her walks are her favorite thing to do! She trots until it’s sniff time, which makes her cute ears flop and puts a big smile on my face! When she hears other people’s voices on our walk, she will go over to them to get a petting.
Sitka’s favorite treat is the “bully stick”. She jumps up when she hears the pantry door open and the bag crinkle, then she comes over, smells for the stick, grabs it and rushes to her dog bed to start chewing it.
Sitka is so easy to take care of, spoil, and love! She brings me and my family so much joy!
Sitka is one very loved dog!
Update: After more than 18 months, Sitka’s health suddenly failed her and her family had to let het go. She was a very special girl and treasured by her Final Refuge family. She will be greatly missed.