I'm being cared for by:
Barlee's Angels Rescue Network
Facts about Winky
- Breed: English Setter/Labrador Retriever Mix
- Color: White - With Black
- Age: Adult
- Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
- Sex: Female
My name is Winky!
I am already spayed, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Winky is another dog that was pulled off the property with 150+ dogs on it. Initially when our volunteer went down to catalog the dogs, she noted that Winky was approx. 55lbs, but 'overweight'. We'll that was a bit of an understatement, as we discovered in the weeks after our visit that she was actually pregnant! This made it quite hard for us to try and line up care for her, as she already needs someone who could help her through her demodex treatment. With added pressure from animal control to lower the number of dogs on the property, her caretakers were considering just having her euthanized, as her case seemed 'hopeless'. With our concern about something happening to her and her full term litter, we jumped into action and pulled her into rescue at the beginning of December.
At that time she was wider than she was tall (no joke) and simple things like walking up stairs were impossible. We were sure she would whelp right away, but she surprised all of us by holding out for an additional 11 days, and ended up having a litter of 11 puppies (6 girls, 5 boys) on December 13th. So far she is being a great mom, and once her puppies are weaned and ready to go (Feb 2013), we will be looking for adoptive homes for her and her litter. She is a very sweet dog with a great disposition. She absolutely loves attention, and leans in when you rub her chest. I've only heard her bark twice, she is that quiet! She is a dog that will likely be able to live with other dogs, cats, kids, seniors, etc, though at this time she is being isolated from other animals for the sake of her puppies.
We will be starting treatment for her demodex soon, as we had to wait until after she gave birth. We also discovered she has very bad entropion (inward rolling of the eyelids causing them to rub against the eye), which will need to be surgically corrected once her skin has healed. This will come at great expense to the rescue, so we are seeking donations to cover her medical costs which will greatly exceed our $300 adoption donation.
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If you're interested in adopting or fostering this pet, please go to www.barlees.org and fill out an adoption application (mark it "foster" to foster).