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No More Pain For Dottie

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Name: Dottie
  • Color: Brown
  • Size: Large
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Adult

$2,750.00 raised of $2,500.00

Last week we were contacted by a vet tech who told us that she had a sweet senior Golden whose owner decided to have her euthanized because she couldn't afford to pay for the allergy testing and care that her dog so badly needed. Thankfully, the owner agreed to surrender the dog to the vet so that she could receive care and have a second chance. Our dedicated volunteers sprang into action and brought this girl into rescue immediately. 



Dottie is only 9-years-old. Sadly, in addition to her terrible skin condition and massive ear infections caused by allergies, she is also heartworm positive.  We're heartbroken for her that she has had to endure so much and will have to go through heartworm treatment on top of it all. 



Dottie has a long road ahead of her. She has been at our vet since Tuesday, receiving much needed treatments, medicine, medicated baths, and prescription food to get her on the road to healing. She'll be there for several more days before she'll be medically stable and healthy enough to head to her foster home, where she'll be spoiled rotten and continue to receive regular medicated baths. She's got many vet appointments ahead of her, and depending on how things go, potentially trips to a specialist for her allergies. Once she's healthy enough and her allergies are under control, she'll undergo heartworm treatment. She is a loving, sweet girl, with an incredibly gentle personality. She's already gorgeous in our eyes, but she'll be stunning once she is feeling 100% again. Our vet's staff said she has a great appetite in spite of everything else she is going through. She is your typical Golden gal on the inside, but she needs your help to feel like the Golden gal she should be on the outside too!


Please take a minute to support Dottie and her medical needs, or visit her wishlist- there are plenty of things to choose from to help brighten her day. Dottie needs your help to feel like the queen that she is. 

Updates

  • Dottie saw a specialist yesterday for what we thought was severe allergies. The dermatologist thinks it may be something more, possibly skin cancer. We need to get the infection and bacteria on her skin gone before she can have a biopsy (she's already been on rounds of antibiotics and other meds and medicated baths, etc.). She's on new meds and daily treatments now. Please keep this special girl in your thoughts. It's not fair that she has been through so much neglect and now she might be gravely ill. She deserves better.

    Dottie has also lost some weight and would love some tasty treats from her wishlist. 


    July 26, 2018


  • Dottie isn't responding to the allergy shot so she is going to see a dog dermatologist but has to wait for the shot to get out of her system before doing so. She is still very itchy. Dottie is very loving and enjoying all the attention in her foster home. She stopped/refused eating her prescription diet food so the vet gave her clearance to eat normal kibble. We are going to try a few different types of dog foods now. Chicken, lamb and salmon. She can get a taste for what she likes because she is a picky eater- You can help Dottie by donating bags of dog food we are adding to her wishlist. 

    Her foster mom said the blankets have been AWESOME! They come in handy to drape over dog beds and the couch. Dottie has lots and lots of dandruff so they are a huge help.




    June 29, 2018