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GRETA
Greta has been here for
almost a month. Her
health and attitude have
greatly improved. She is
feeling stronger, legs are
not wobbly, gained weight and seems happy here in her foster home. Greta is eating really well, loves to snuggle in her own private room, away from all those annoying Other dogs.. She still doesnít get what toys are for but thatís ok. She loves to wander around and check things out. Greta is very pushy with the other dogs. Greta has had a difficult life her behavior tells me she has been treated harshly. She is very fearful of being picked up, held, and if I touch her neck or collar sometimes she screams. Greta has attitude and will snap and bite out of fear. Trips to the vet make her feel very uncomfortable she is just sure someone is going to hurt her. Itís sad for a 14 year old dog to feel so defensive and afraid. I have to be careful to go slow, talk soft and use gentle touch. We are both learning and her trust in me is building. Greta is a kind gentle girl also she loves to be talked to petted and snuggled in soft blankets. She loves treats and sun puddles. She and I spend alone time in the sunroom. She enjoys the windows, quiet and time with just the two of us. I try to find time to sit with her every day. Greta hates crates unless the door is open and she decides to run in for a snooze but donít even think about shutting the door. Greta has been back to visit the vet last week. She was in dire need of a dental. I have not seen such horrible back teeth in a long time. Her breath was disgusting. We decided she would be strong enough to allow anesthesia and benefit would be worth the risk. Greta had the procedure done 1-22. She tolerated the anesthesia well but required a very low amount. Her teeth were in horrible condition and 8 had to be extracted with one Gingival flap. Greta was kept in the hospital overnight on IV Fluids as a precaution. Greta came home the next day and did great. She is on pain meds and antibiotics. Dr. Mallen did find a small mass in her bladder when she did the initial vet check on 1-7. She suggested a BRAF test to check for cancer cells in her bladder. I am sad and disappointed to report the test results are positive for cancer cells. We had hoped for better for this little Foxy girl. Rescue can be an emotional ride highs- lows happy-sad. We love them and give them the best outcome possible. Dr. Mallen and I have decided to try a drug called Piroxacam. It is administered once a day. The med is compounded for Greta and has shown good results in shrinking bladder masses sometimes they have completely disappeared. Piroxacam has also been found to help with inflammation so it might also be beneficial to the arthritis in her legs. The downside is this med can cause gastric problems. We are hopeful this drug will help our girl have an additional year or maybe more. Greta is 14 years old so I opted not to take her to ISU for an oncology consult. I have been down that rode twice with other dogs with very poor heartbreaking results. I might consider it if she were a younger dog and stronger. I am feeling confident I made the right decision for Greta. She can live the rest of her life here with me. I promise to take good care of her, love her, keep her happy and comfortable all the days she has left. Rescue is about commitment part of it is giving each dog you find and foster the best we have to give. Sadness is part of it however I choose to look at the happy side of Gretaís story. I can give her a good life from now on as long as she lives. I would be willing to place her in the right home however I donít see that happening not to many people want to adopt a hospice pet. Greta is happy and I can hardly wait for summer I know she is going to love long days hanging out in the warm sunshine. Send her your love, prayers and hugs. I will post pictures and updates as Greta and I continue on her journey in Rescue.
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WFTRM
Boutique
Spayed
Rabies Vaccination
Bordatella
Distemper Vaccination
Heartworm Tested
On HW Preventative
Full Blood Panel
Urinalysis
Worming
Fecal Checked
Micro Chipped
REID
A very special welcome
to adorable Reid, this
sweet boy is looking for
a forever home full of
 activity and lots of
cuddle time. Reid is a
very social fellow and adores making friends at daycare. He is great with other dogs, but cats are the absolute enemy according to Reid. Chasing cats is the main reason Reid is looking for a new home to call his own. His first year in life has been one full of love, love strong enough to realize Reid needed a more active, cat free household. Reid has a very good foundation of training, love and socialization. He is a very active and busy boy who loves to explore everything. Reid also loves when it is cuddle time and is all about snuggling in close. He adores curling up next to you for the night and does not budge from his spot next to you. Reid is very good at basic commands and will sit, stay, down for treats. He loves long walks and playing fetch. He will bring the ball back and drop it in expectation of the next throw. Reid is a very tall boy and can reach the top of the kitchen counter with no problem. His long legs make him appear much like a deer when running and playing in the yard. Reid turned 1 on the 25th of November and is fully vetted, up to date on all shots and neutered. He is fully housebroken. He loves to go for rides in the car with a seat belt harness and adores playing at daycare. Reid needs a terrier experienced home with no cats and no small children. He also needs someone who is home with him most of the day and a fenced yard. Reid cannot stand to be crated and gets very upset at the thought of being locked in a crate. He will go in a crate if there is a peanut butter stuffed Kong long enough to get the goodies and get out. Reid firmly believes that crates were created for cats and certainly not dogs. WFTRM is searching for the perfect fit for Reidís forever home
Neutered
Rabies Vaccination
Bordatella
Distemper Vaccination
Heartworm Tested
On HW Preventative
Micro Chipped
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TASHA
Meet an adorable Pup
named Tasha. She is
quite a girl full of sugar,
spice and sweet as she
can be. Tasha is so amusing,
silly and happy. She likes to run and pounce on her toys, rolls over and holds them in her big fluffy paws. Tasha uses her front paws to play and try to entice you to play. She has the most endearing smile and soulful eyes when she asks for a treat. Tasha asks for a treat very often. This little girl loves to eat. Food is her motivator. She is great with other dogs, fine in a crate, house training is almost there. Tasha loves walks and prances right along ready to start a new adventure. Tasha is used to adventures. She traveled to the USA from Serbia with 2 ladies and another dog. Tasha has spent time in motels, flown on several planes, walked through airports and proven to be quite a social butterfly and well-mannered. Tasha is the total package in furry companions. She has the softest, silky fur but isnít a heavy shedder. Tasha appears to be perhaps a Basset or Dachshund mix. She weighs 22 lbs. is 18 inches long and 13 inches tall at the shoulder. She is a heavy boned girl with big paws. Her thick short legs look Basset to me. She is a quiet dog, rarely barks and is rather sedate for a youngster. I am however used to life with Wire Fox Terriers so her personality seems very laid back to me. Tasha has a wonderful temperament with a gentle loving albeit stubborn nature. She would work well in a townhouse or condo with someone who likes to walk, run, play and spend time with a cuddle bug. She would also be perfect for someone who likes to spend time outside with a fenced yard. Tasha loves to hang out with her person. A nap on your lap or in a warm sun puddle really suits her fancy. Tasha needs to have a home with someone who is actually at home most of the time. She is spayed, full blood panel, 4DX Heartworm tested, fecal, microchipped and ready for a Forever Home.
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