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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!

“Mr. Energetic”, 12-year-old Vernon came into a big shelter as a stray. He was very scared with badly overgrown nails and terrible dental disease. Vernon’s foster mom picked him up and drove him home where he was given a much needed warm bath, tasty food, soft bed, and loads of snuggles.

After labwork and our thorough intake exams, he had an extensive dental procedure – losing 14 teeth including one that had a tract of infection going up into a sinus cavity. He has recovered well and feels so much better now.

Vernon is SO energetic! He loves to go outside with his chihuahua brother to chase squirrels. He also chases his tail when his food is being fixed. Vernon is very loving but has deep-seated emotional issues that result in cowering, crawling, and submissive urination. That being said, he warms up very quickly and his tail never stops wagging. It will take time to gain his confidence but his ODH family is very patient and he has dog buddies to reassure him. He really is the sweetest little boy!

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