FOSTER FOUND! – 14 yr old female Shiba, no dogs, no small children, no apt/condos
This sweet old girl is Cece. Sadly she’s had a really tough life. She was surrendered to a shelter by a neglectful owner for fighting with their other dogs. The shelter immediately recognized her as she’d been there before, years ago, when her owners were cited for abuse/neglect. The shelter contacted us because they think she deserves better, and we couldn’t agree more. We just need a foster home for her.
The best home for Cece will be a calm peaceful one, with no dogs or kids under 13. With her bad knees, she needs a home where she doesn’t have to manage stairs to go in/out for potty or hang out with her humans. She is reactive to other dogs on leash, so they should be avoided on walks. Between the stairs issue, and not being able to pass by other dogs as close as 10ft away, an apartment/condo life would be difficult for her at this point.
The shelter vets report that Cece has a severe infection in both ears that’s likely been there for years. She also has a chronic untreated skin infection on her abdomen and insides of her rear legs. She has patellar luxation in both knees and is suffering from arthritis. The shelter has already started treatment and put her on pain medication. We also noticed what appeared to be multiple bruises and puncture wounds from fighting with other dogs. Surprisingly, her teeth are in pretty good shape and her bloodwork looks good. We are excited for her to spend her twilight in a loving home with humans who make her health and well being a priority.
We need a foster in order to bring her into rescue. The sooner the better, as she is terrified in the shelter. Our heart breaks thinking what this girl has been through and we will not rest until we find her a home.
Given her age and need for veterinary care, Cece will likely be a hospice foster, meaning she would spend the rest of her life in rescue, and all medical bills will be paid for by us. Cece has been placed in a living foster home and we are letting her settle in and will get her to the vet for continued treatment. Once she’s feeling better we can properly assess wether she is adoptable or will be a hospice dog. Stay tuned for updates.