Umbrella of Hope 'Be Our Pet'
10 yr old, 17 lb Cocker Spaniel Mix SPAYED FEMALE for ADOPTION
Meet Miss Grandma Mae Kibble
Grandma Mae is named after Grandma Mae's Country Naturals Dog Food.
Grandma Mae is a 10 yr old, 18 lb Cocker Spaniel, Beagle and Dachshund Mix SPAYED FEMALE.
She was brought into our veterinary clinic as a stray found on a busy street near the clinic. Her microchip was registered to people with Colorado numbers and they did not answer or return calls from the vet team. We asked Fido Alert - East Contra Costa County to help us find anyone who knew what had happened to her but no one came forward.
She was stinky, covered in fleas, missing over 1/2 of her hair, had the LONGEST toenails we had ever seen (pics in comments) and was scratching herself so much she was bleeding. She has dry-eye so bad that her eyeballs had scabs. She was starving and gulped down 4 bowls of food in less than 24 hours.
Due to local stray laws, she was required to go to the shelter for a stray hold and CONTRA COSTA ANIMAL SERVICES started her medical treatment while they tried to track down an owner. It took over 10 days for the owner to respond and they said they had given her away previously and just wanted her euthanized so we were more than happy to go get her and bring her into our program.
She is being fostered by a wonderful RVT who had previously fostered (and adopted) another one of our skin issue dogs -- Mighty Moe. She is on over a dozen different medications to try to ease her itching, soothe her skin and start the healing process. We hope she will be feeling better really soon so that we can get some lumps removed and her teeth cleaned. UPDATE 4/30/17: She has grown her hair back and is only on eyedrops and two other medicines every day which she will eventually not need in a month or two. Her lumps will be removed on 5/15/17 and she will then be available for adoption.
She apparently loves 'soft beds and cuddles' and has a huge appetite but takes food very gently. She already knows her name, follows her foster mom around and whines and jumps up to be petted.
She is a beautiful soul and she deserves so much better than what she was given and we want to make sure she knows she is a princess.
We are an ALL VOLUNTEER team and we need donations to be able to continue to provide this level of care to senior, special needs, medically needy, hospice, shy and plain animals who are at risk of euthanasia in shelters. Help us save more dogs like Grandma Mae.
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Housebroken?: Yes, we think so
Crate Trained?: Yes
Leash Trained?: Yes
Rides Well in Car?: Yes
Good with cats?: Yes, we think so
Good with dogs?: Yes
Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: yes
Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of 10. She does NOT like small children to grab at her (we do not blame her). She does not attack babies and as long as she is given a respite to retreat to when small children are around she will be fine if there are occasional young children that visit but she should probably live with people who do not have kids or who have kids of the pre-teen or above variety.
Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates of adoption fees after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles.
Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. Some of our senior animals have sponsorships for their food/vet care/medicine for the rest of their life at our vet in Pittsburg, CA (94565)
Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service. Other retired public servants, please let us know what career you retired from and we can let you know if we offer any discounts for your adoption
Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director with any inquiries at email@example.com. Detailed emails will be answered first.
We thank Maddie's Fund for their sponsorship, Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services, Lovely Grooming for our grooming needs, and Delta Dog Camp for training. We thank Memoirs of a Dog and Share the Joy Photography for the beautiful portraits of many of our animals and a special thanks to volunteer photographers Barbara, Kristy, Christine and Natalie. Please support these businesses for supporting rescue!
Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries. Detailed emails will be answered first.