Success Story – Meet Sugar Baby
Sugar Baby was obese and had a horrible case of dental disease when she was surrendered to a local shelter. Shelters see this quite often because medical bills is one of the leading reasons people abandon their senior pets.
Dental disease is VERY common in senior dogs and cats. Sugar Baby’s teeth were so rotten they were falling out in her bedding while she slept at night. She moved very slowly and cautiously, clearly dealing with a lot of pain. It was no surprise that she did NOT want to be touched.
After paying for the dental surgery, which is one of the more expensive procedures shelters run into, she made a full recovery and is a new dog! She now jumps and leaps when she is excited. And best of all, she begs to be pet and adores having her jawbone rubbed.
She was adopted into a loving home at the age of 15 and is now thriving and pain free. Watch to the end of the video as she gives an awkward kiss to her new owner. We suspect “giving kisses” wasn’t something she did a lot of because her dental disease was so advanced. Awkward or not, she is a happy, pain-free girl now.
Sugar Baby Before Surgery
Sugar Baby After Surgery
Success Story – Meet Pierre
Pierre, a 6 pound toy Poodle, was surrendered to a local shelter at the age of 16. He was abandoned with his fur brother named Oreo, also a toy Poodle. While it wasn’t directly said, there was a strong inkling from the shelter staff that the owner didn’t want to face the death of his two dogs. While this can be hard to hear for many people, it is sadly a popular reason why people abandon their senior pets.
The staff at the shelter had to do some major clean up work (as you can see in the photos), because it was clear Pierre and Oreo had not been groomed in a very long time. They were dirty and matted and clearly neglected.
Pierre and Oreo both had medical issues. Pierre’s medical situation was treatable but not his brother’s. Oreo passed away within a week of being dropped off at the shelter. This left Pierre alone and depressed.
Having lost his human of 16 years and now his brother, he was all alone. He stayed in a kennel with two other small dogs but spent his time curled up in the corner, cowering.
The staff was concerned he would not be adopted but we are excited to announce that he was. He spent less than two months in the shelter. Even though this is a short stay in comparison to other seniors who need to be adopted, we are sure it felt like a lifetime for Pierre.
He is coming out of his shell and adapting well to his new home and two new doggie friends. He is adjusting to the pack life and the massive amount of love he receives everyday. Congrats Pierre!
Oreo and Pierre After Being Surrendered to the Shelter
Pierre During His First Grooming Session
Pierre Adopted and Going to His New Home