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!
Chow Chow mix Zoey was surrendered to a large shelter at age 12 because her owner could no longer care for her. A senior big black dog (and one who requires grooming) has almost no chance of adoption. The shelter contacted Old Dog Haven who sent an experienced foster to assess her. Zoey has severe arthritis in her spine which is managed with daily medication. She was missing hair on her tail and low back, indicating a flea allergy. On intake her coat was pretty matted so we gave her a short haircut to keep her comfortable. Her coat is now growing back and she is becoming a fluff ball. Zoey also had a growth on her upper left eyelid that was large enough to interfere with her vision. Fortunately the growth was minimally involved with the eyelid so it was relatively simple to remove.
Zoey is a social butterfly who enjoys meeting people and especially loves meeting other dogs. She lives with another senior dog and 4 cats. She’s been a frequent representative at ODH outreach events, where she insists on trying to meet all the other dogs. When she gets tired, she just settles down for a nap. Zoey has a wonderful, easy-going temperament and is a very happy dog. She has the funniest little bark, which she has learned people find cute and tries out to get treats or attention. She does love her food, and we are working to get her to a healthy weight. Other then the arthritis, Zoey has no other major health issues at this time.
Thanks to Old Dog Haven, and our terrific donors, she looks forward to a happy retirement, schmoozing with the public at outreach events whenever possible.
Zoey is sponsored by:
- Amy Pope of Pt Orchard, WA (05/31/2018)
- Kristen & Lucy Wickersham of Seattle, WA in memory of "Mazy" (10/31/2018)
- Jamie Jennison of Seatac, WA in memory of Suzie (01/31/2019)
- Trista Starks of Vancouver, WA in memory of "Nimah Avignone Von der Schodin", my black GSD service dog with spinal stenosis (05/31/2018)
- Alice Bloch and Sharon Helmick of Vashon, WA (07/31/2018)
- Rylee Godfrey of Everett, WA in memory of John Godfrey (07/31/2018)