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Rescue Group: Forte Animal Rescue
|Breed:||Maltese/Spaniel (Unknown Type) Mix||Color:||White||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female||ID#:||#1001|
Every once in a while an extra special dog comes along. One whom you meet and just cannot forget. Well that is Ursula. Ursula came to us in a severely neglected state. We don't know much about her past but it seems she was not properly taken care of (perhaps her original person was old and physically incapable of). Despite the hardship she's endured, she is extremely trusting and incredibly sweet. She loves everybody she meets and is incredibly engaging. Ursula has rheumatoid arthritis on her legs. But even though it has affected her walking ability, her energy levels are good. She is such a happy-go-lucky little lady with an indomitable spirit, and she dosen't let it get in the way at all.
Ursula has been in foster care and her loving foster mom says that her energy levels have been increasing, she has started playing with toys and is even able to run now, which is something she did not do when she first came to us. She is even known to do a little dance occasionally. She is quite a little character. She happily potters around the house and loves to go for walks but does get tired after about 30 minutes of walking (it's more than some healthy dog's endurance!), and gets in a doggie backpack. Her foster mom says that she is such a clever little girl that she has a special way of communicating when she cannot walk any further and needs to be carried. Ursula finds stairs difficult and so does need some help up with this, although she will give it a good go!
We are advised that she is not in pain but if that changes in the future, she may require pain relief and possibly acupuncture. Ursula also has a condition called dry eye and she may require daily eye drops for the rest of her life. At her foster home, she is eating raw, grain-free diet and we would like that to continue as we believe it has helped to strengthen her immune system which is vital with her medical condition. The improvement in her health on this diet has been remarkable. We are happy to provide education on the raw diet to whoever is lucky enough to adopt Ursula. Ursula really is an amazing little angel and has become a big favorite of our volunteers. She is sweet, incredibly brave, cuddly and also very funny. She is a wonderful soul who has had a difficult start to life and will be a wonderful companion for the right person who can accommodate her needs.
If you are interested in meeting Ursula, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our Saturday Adoptions at Centinela Feed.
[Ursula is 6-8 years old and 14.6 lbs.]