We don’t really ever need to find dogs, they find us. This emaciated, fairly beat up, obviously dumped Doberman was found in the Bedford Metroparks during a bad wind and rain storm. She was very scared. Wet. And obviously not cared for in a long time. Luckily she was picked up by a passerby and had a dry place to stay.
When Sweet Potato arrived….
She is missing teeth, others are rotted and she needs to be spayed. She has a small growth on her chest that Dr. Michelle at Gateway Animal Clinic will remove when she is spayed. A full blood panel is out for her, and we are almost sure she is heartworm positive but we will know those results soon. She has some very old callouses on her hind and with medicated baths and bag balm ointment those will heal up over time. She does need to have quite a few of her teeth extracted – she was eating gravel or cement and was very neglected. Our guess is she was once used for breeding, her work is done, and she was tossed aside to fend for herself. Dr. Michelle estimates her age at 7.
With rescue dogs you never know their history you can only make their future brighter.
Sweet Potato or “Sweetie” has tested positive for heartworms. She tested negative for Von Willibrands disease so that is great news for this Doberman. She will have to put off being spayed and has started a intense dose of antibiotics for the next month. She will have her first heartworm treatment around December 20th and then a follow up one a month later. In June we will make the appointment to have her spayed once we know her heart is not a risk for anestisia. Sweetie went to a temporary foster home to see how she would do living with two kids and two dogs to keep her company and she passed with flying colors.
Sweet Potato now…
Sweetie had her heartworm treatment on 12/19 and her second and final treatment on 1/18/14 and is doing fine. Her callouses have all healed and she is looking more beautiful than ever. She is now 100% house trained and will go outside and gives a good signals when she needs to go. She’s been in a foster home for the last two months and they have worked really hard to get her ready for a forever home. She will only be able to live where she has a fenced in yard as she is a very private pooper and likes to have her “spot”. She is also on a special diet food from our vets office and will need to remain on that for her life. We can provide cost information but it is not too much more expensive than high quality food we’d expect our adopters to feed our dogs.
Adoption Fee: $250