Please read Hope's story. We know there is a special person out there for this very special girl. Hope is her name, and the name says it all. Hope was found as a stray in Tennessee and taken to a shelter. The shelter vet wanted to euthanize her given her condition, but the shelter volunteers saw something special in Hope and indeed, she is.
Hope was transferred to Angels on Wheels Thanksgiving 2015 – she was given little “hope” to survive. Hope is blind and deaf, was extremely emaciated, anemic, and could barely walk, yet she wagged her tail. When her foster first took her to the vet – the prognosis was not good. But Hope didn’t know that. She had life in her and wasn't going to give up. She fought to live through the medical battles she would be facing. If Hope had the fight, then we had to fight for her.
Hope had severe glaucoma and because of that constant headaches. Once Hope was healthy enough to undergo anesthesia, she had a procedure in both of her eyes to reduce the swelling. Hope will need eye drops in her eyes twice a day. Her teeth were totally rotted and they all had to be removed. Hope is now on a soft food diet. Through all of this hardship, Hope continued to wag her tail and show love. She was very anemic due to malnutrition. She's had many blood tests, and finally her blood work came back looking good.
Today (10-7-2016) – almost a year later – Hope is ready to find her forever home. It has taken us this long to get hope healthy and ready for a loving family who will treat her like a queen for her remaining years. She enjoys going to new places and being able to sniff to her heart’s content. She loves pets and kisses and especially loves her treats. She is great with other dogs, and cats. She is housebroken but will have an accident if she goes too long without going outside. The pictures of hope where taken before her dental was done and before the procedure in her eyes
Hope is a special needs dog because she is blind and deaf, but don't tell Hope that. Care will have to be taken when she first arrives into her new home so she doesn't get hurt until she knows the layout. She will need to be guided the first few times in her new home – but is able to find her way around. The foster mom will assist you with the transition. Hope will not be able to be left outside alone since she can't see, but her loss of sight and hearing doesn't prevent her from loving. She has a huge heart and is a happy girl. Hope is a love and is easy to love. Hope would love a special someone to call her very own ….are you that someone?
Please give this sweet senior a home, you won't regret it. She will give you back much unconditional love. We encourage you to fill out our on-line adoption application, which can be found on our website at www.angelsonwheels.org.
Hope is being fostered in a home in Oswego, IL, which is where you and your family would go to meet her or the foster may bring Hope to you. In order to schedule a meet and greet, please submit and adoption application which can be found on-line at http://angelsonwheels.org/canine-adoption-application/
Submitting an application does not commit you to adopt, but tells us a little bit about you. We don't have a building so there are no viewing hours. All of our animals are cared for in foster homes by wonderful families who volunteer their time to save these precious souls.
Hope's adoption fee is waived for that special family who will welcome her into their home. A home visit is required.
Hope has had the following vetting done, and then some:
Dental work, she had to have all of her teeth removed as they were rotted.
Senior Blood Panel with T4 which is thyroid
Blood panel repeated several times. Her last blood work looked good.
She had procedures in both of her eyes to reduce the swelling and pain.
She's receives daily eye drops twice a day
She's on daily medication for Arthritis
Dewormed with panacur, repeated 2 weeks later
Fecal tested, which was positive for worms
She was treated, and has a negative fecal
Monthly Heartworm Preventative while in our care
Tested Negative for Heartworm
Tested Negative for the tick transmitted Lyme Disease
Tested Negative for the tick transmitted disease Ehrlichiosis
Tested Negative for tick transmitted disease Anaplasmosis
Thank you for reading hope's story! If you can't adopt, donations for her care would be greatly appreciated. Please go to our website at angelsonwheels.org and click the donate button if you can help.
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