Age: Approx. 6 years
Weight: 28 pounds
Coat: Short, Tri color
Adoption Fee: $175
Location: Wallops Island, VA (Accomack County) *Non-local adopters welcome and encouraged to apply
Vetting Status: Neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, treated for Ehlichiosis and Lyme's diseases, heartworm negative and maintained on preventatives
Bert was initially found wondering the streets when a kind-hearted individual came to his aid. His body condition showed signs of neglect as he was malnourished with significant hair loss due a flea infestation and untreated flea allergy, infected ears and overgrown nails embedding into his paw pads. He was surprisingly heartworm negative; however, he did test positive for two tick borne diseases common in this area, Lyme's and Ehrlichia and has since completed his 60 day course of antibiotics (doxycycline) for treatment.
Bert has since made an incredible recovery on his journey to a better life. He unfortunately developed a neurological effect of the tick borne diseases that appears will rectify itself. The left side of Bert's face showed signs of paralysis rendering him unable to blink his left eye and he also developed a bit of a head tilt. Thankfully, we have already seen improvement in the functioning of his eye as well as a lessening of the head tilt.
Bert has partial Horner Syndrome, often associated with Bell's palsy, which can be triggered by tick borne diseases. Our vet suspects this matter will self-resolve, especially since we are seeing clear signs of improvement with this condition. It can take up to 6 months for resolution following diagnosis and it not a highly unusual issue, at times occurring in dogs with absolutely no identifiable cause. In the interim, we provide Bert with artificial tears twice daily to ensure his eye remains properly lubricated. We remain hopefully that continued improvement will occur!
Like most beagles, Bert loves every person and dog he meets. He is still quite spunky, loves to play with his K-9 companions (an array of breeds ranging from 15-90 pounds) and he is a typical, food motivated beagle. Bert would fare well in nearly any home environment with both adults, children and other animals. A fenced yard is certainly the most ideal and preferred; however, applicants who are understanding of the proper precautions that are committed to leashing with supervision at all times will also be considered. Those who are not familiar with the characteristics of beagles are encouraged to perform research on the breed to ensure realistic expectations before submitting an adoption application.
Bert is available for adoption through K-9 Rescue of the Eastern Shore. An adoption process is required to include filling out an online adoption application available at the following link: http://www.k9rescuees.org/forms/form_humanverify?formid=4070, veterinary and personal reference checks and a home visit are required prior to being approved to adopt. Non-local adopters are welcome! If you have questions, please e-mail the following: K9RescueES@gmail.com
Please note, all of our rescue members are volunteers with many obligations. While we may not be capable of immediate response, we will respond to all inquiries and application submissions as soon as possible. Thank you for thinking adoption!
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