Sponsor Me

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!

Hello there!

I’m Zelda.  Back in 2016, I was hanging out in a house in with a bunch of other cats and dogs; not sure where the humans went.  I went to a shelter, where Old Dog Haven heard about me (does that make me famous?).  I was in pretty rough shape, overweight and a mouth full of really rotten teeth.

Old Dog Haven found me a nice foster family to live with and made sure I got the dental care I needed.  My mouth was so bad I had to have TWO oral surgeries and five bone grafts to fix my fistulas (holes where my teeth fell out and the bone was infected).

After that, I thought I was going to get adopted, but I developed seizures.  The nice thing is that I got to stay with this nice family.  They don’t even mind that I’m only sort of potty trained – they put out piddle pads for me so I have a special place to ‘go’ in the house.  They also give me rides up and down the stairs, since I can’t do stairs any longer.

I no longer have teeth, and just have to take a few pills every day to keep my liver healthy, prevent any more seizures, and to make my arthritis less achy.

I love to go exploring, and getting puppercinos (a cup of whip cream) from the local Dutch Bros.

Zelda enjoying her puppercino!

Zelda’s nose with all that tasty foam!

Zelda before surgery – the two lumps on her face are from tartar buildup on her teeth!



Zelda is sponsored by:

  • Anonymous in honor of Mesha, Rosy & Wolf