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Lili is one of 5 Hurricane Survivors. We rescued a very pregnant mama dog named Kayla from the shelter as Hurricane Matthew was approaching. We later lost 8 of 13 puppies to a rare version of parvo called parvovirus cardiomyopathy, in which the parvo infects the heart but there are no other symptoms. We think it was because Kayla, their mama, was vaccinated in the shelter 3 days before she gave birth- not enough time to develop antibodies, so we think the vaccine infected the babies in utero.
Even though the puppies all recovered from the cardiac parvo, we needed to make sure their hearts weren't affected. We've made multiple trips to Gainesville to the UF Cardiology Department, where we had three complete sets of echocardiograms, spread 1-2 weeks apart, to see if the infection impaired their hearts before their bodies beat it. Lili has some impairment in her heart, but her test results are still in the lower end of the normal range. After many sleepless nights worrying about these babies, we're very happy to announce that Lili is now officially ready for adoption.
What this means. We're listing Lili as special needs because she has some impairment to her heart. That said, we expect Lili to live a normal, happy life, but she won't be a super active, high energy dog or a running partner. She would do best in a low to moderate activity household.
Lili's adoption fee is $150, which includes: spay/neuter, microchip, rabies vaccination, and additional vaccinations as of the day they go home. She'll need additional boosters later, which are the adopter's responsibility.
We wait until 6 months of age to spay/neuter puppies, because getting them fixed too early can cause more medical problems long term. What we do is called a provisional adoption, which means you can take the puppy home at 8 weeks, but we don't actually finalize the adoption until they are spayed/neutered later. You can get a free spay/neuter at First Coast No More Homeless Pets under the Big Fix 2 program, or you're welcome to go to the vet of your choice at your own expense. Once they're spayed/neutered, then we finalize the adoption and everything is official.
If you're interested in adopting Lili and would like to meet her, please submit the Adoption Application from our web site at: