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!
Titan is a very senior German Shepherd that was an owner surrender. His person had trouble caring for Titan’s incontinence of stool and urine, thus crating him day and night for an unknown amount of time. Titan’s owner knew he needed a different home where he could be out and about more, giving him a better quality of life.With great sadness she selflessly gave this wonderful dog a chance at a new life.
Lucky for Titan, a terrific Old Dog Haven foster home offered to give him the home he needed! Titan found no crates. Nothing but a big yard, a warm home, a very used dog door, and the tribe of fur to check him out. First day was ‘ruff’ (I’m sure the gang was doing a background check on the new guy) but since then, everyone is managing to get along.
Titan is enjoying the big park nearby, sleeping with Winston (ODH) on a very big pad next to his foster’s bed, and is especially fond of little Percy (ODH) who totters around those long German Shepherd legs.
With Old Dog Haven’s ability to cover Titan’s care, he’s had multiple x-rays to discover the extent of his arthritis and also they found an enlarged spleen. His labs are reasonably good, and a pain management plan has been started to allow this good, loving dog to have the best life. Stable. Cared for. Deeply loved.
Update From Titan’s Final Refuge family:
Our dear handsome fellow continues to enjoy his life. Even though he’s an old boy, Tye runs after the squirrels in the yard. He enjoys sitting, looking out at Puget Sound and watching all the dogs with their owners go by. Plus he and Winston are co-joined to each other. What one does, the other follows. A great twosome.
Seen by our expert vets this week, we found out that our sweetheart has worsening problems with his spleen. Surgery was rules out given Titan’s age. The focus is on letting this wonderful old dog finish out his last hurrah with peace and comfort.
So just he and I, every evening since he got here, lay out on the lawn, facing west, and watching the sun go down through the trees, and are glad for one more day together.’
Titan is sponsored by:
- in recognition of Burien Vet Hospital and in memory of Cascade (10/31/2023)
- John & Cathy Carson of Poulsbo, WA - in memor of Niko, Kimo & Franco (07/31/2024)
- Katherine Busching & Rick Smale of Mill Creek, WA - Sophie & Dee Dee (07/31/2024)
- Lisa Stowe of Baring, WA - in memory of Arwen - Recurring (12/31/2023)
- Jennifer Hudson of Spanaway, WA - in honor of Zih (GSD/Husky 13 years old) (07/31/2024)
- Deborah Frost of Mercer Island, WA - Lifetime Sponsor