Emma was dumped at the shelter shortly after giving birth to a a littler of puppies. She was retaining several placentas and still producing milk. According to the vet who did her spay, she had the largest uterus he had seen in a dog that did not have pyometra (an often deadly uterus infection).
She came into DDB Rescue at 8 plus years old from a shelter in Apple Valley CA. She is a senior dogue and in pretty rough condition. We started her vetting and have treated her for kennel cough and when over that, we were finally able to get her spayed.
Emma is recovering well from her surgery and will be adoptable soon, but her vetting was about double the cost that was expected and almost quadruple what Emma's adopt fee will cover.
DDB Rescue is an all volunteer, 501c3 charity for the breed. None of us gets paid to rescue, rehabilitate or rehome the dogues that come into our program. Donations to DDB Rescue are tax deductible to the extent of the law and very much appreciated and needed.