Ruff Ruff! My name is Grammie D
Grammie D's Info...
|Breed:||American Staffordshire Terrier Mix||Color:||Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White||Age:||Senior|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female|
I am already spayed, housetrained, and up to date with shots.
Our Dear Grammie D has been with us since last summer, she came to us out of one of the very busy NYC ACCs after being dumped their by her owner. Grammie came to us at the age of 9 and was covered in a terrible skin infection, a mammary tumor and in a state of sheer neglect. After just 1 night in her foster home Grammie was taken, by her foster, to a boarding kennel. Grammie spent some time there and we worked very hard to get her a foster or adoptive home and spent as much time with her as we could, going for walks, doing some clicker training, and loving on her (which is her favorite!). Grammie has been a special part of LCPO and our entire team and family! We firmly believe everything happens for a reason and that the dogs we are able to help are meant to come to us and into our lives and us theirs! It has not been the easiest journey with our Grammie and not long before Christmas she was clearly not herself. We took her right over to our vet and got to work trying to figure out what was wrong and what to do to help our little old lady. The first discovery was that she has diabetes insispidus which is generally from another cause. Grammie also has a paralyzed side of her face, it seems to be stemming from head trauma earlier in life which is causing her pituitary gland to not function properly as she gets older. From there we were sent home with some medicine for Grammie and an appointment for a check up in a few weeks. Grammie had lost weight when we noticed things weren't quite right with her and even at the most recent check up we noticed she was not gaining as we would expect or like. We did another round of bloodwork and were sent on our way, waiting for a call from our vet. We received a call the following day, not an easy call to take but almost expected. It seems that Grammie's mammary tumor, one we did not remove because she has not been in stable enough condition, is cancerous and has moved into her bone marrow. This was very hard news to hear for our sweet girl! Grammie has been nothing but a goofy love of a girl since coming to LCPO! It has taken us some time share this news outside of our LCPO family because it hurts us a great deal to see our sweet girl going through this. She is not in any pain right now, she is on some medicine and vitamins from our vet and is getting lots of treats, walks and love in her foster home. It does not make a lot of sense to adopt Grammie out so we are planning to have her with LCPO until she reaches the end of her days. We will entertain the idea of an adoption if that special someone comes along but we are very understanding of the chances of that and we don't mind having our girl around! What we do hope is you will consider helping Grammie and the rest of her NEPA Avail-a-bully friends by making a donation! Grammie still has vet visits ahead as well as monthly medicine and vitamins. LCPO is always happy to take in any pit bull or pit bull mix we can and give them the love, reassurance and training they need- regardless of age, size or medical status but we can not continue to do that without donations! If you would like to make a general donation to our rescue program you can do so here: http://levisfund.chipin.com/nepa-avail-a-bullies-2012 By donating towards our 5k Race to Rescue, raising awareness and donations for pit bulls that are abused or neglected by visiting here: http://www.active.com/donate/LCPO5kRacetoRescue or you can mail your donation to: Luzerne County Pit Bull Owners, Inc. PO Box 1861 Shavertown PA 18708 We thank you a great deal for your continued support! Love, Grammie and all of LCPO! Adoption application, reference check, home visit and $200 adoption fee are required.
More information about NJ Avail-a-bullies
Rescue Group Info...
NJ Avail-a-bullies is a rescue program offered by the Luzerne County Pit Bull Owners Group.
The mission of the Luzerne County Pit Bull Owners Group is to bring together pit bull owners within Luzerne County
and beyond so that we may assist in responsible dog ownership through information, support, and proper socialization.
In addition to our educational efforts we rescue and rehome pit bulls so they are provided with a loving, responsible home
that receives continuous support from LCPO for the life of their dog(s).
please email us, we are a network of foster homes.
Adoption application, reference check, home visit and $200 adoption fee are required.
We require a pre-approved adoption application prior to any meetings.