Hoshi **HOSPICE DOG**
HOSPICE DOG: Hoshi – 14 yr old male Shiba
This sweet, cuddly senior Shiba is Hoshi. We first saw him surrendered to a shelter in December of 2016 because his owner was moving. He was quickly adopted out and then returned to the shelter shortly after. He was adopted again, and then rehomed by that person a few months later. That owner recently surrendered him to a shelter again, and COSIR quickly snatched him up so we can break this horrible cycle, and give him the respect an old dog deserves.
He will be 15 in September, so like most dogs that age, he has some mobility issues and is very stiff due to severe arthritis. We have him on medication to relieve his pain and inflammation. The meds, combined with a high quality food and short daily walks to keep him loosened up, have already improved his strength and mobility. He absolutely lives for his walks with his foster sister, who is just fine with short, slow walks.
He has been placed in a loving foster home. He is extremely happy there and loves having 3 Shiba girlfriends. Given his age and pain management needs, we have decided the best thing for him is to not put him through yet another transition to a new home. He will remain in his foster home for the rest of his life. We have started him on weekly laser treatments for the pain and hope to start chiropractic treatments soon as well. As a hospice dog, he will get proper pain management for the best possible quality of life, and the stable loving home he deserves.
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