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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 so Old Dog Haven was asked to find him a Final Refuge home. Vernon’s ODH mom picked him up and drove him home where he was given a much-needed warm bath, tasty food, a soft bed, and loads of snuggles.

After lab work and thorough intake exams, Vernon had an extensive dental procedure – 14 teeth had to be removed including one that had led to a sinus cavity infection. He has now recovered well and feels so much better!

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 at times. But 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 good dog buddies to help reassure him. He really is the sweetest little boy!

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