Age: 4 Yrs. Old
Adoption Fee: $600.00 (Plus Sales Tax)
Special Needs: no
Yes, I have the same name as that guy who worked at Cheers. It’s a perfect name for me because I just want to go places where everybody knows my name!
I am only about 4 years old, but I have lived a very rough and neglected life. I was found wandering the streets by a nice man who took me in and took care of me for several weeks. He took me to his vet and gave me medicine. But he knew I had more problems than he could fix, so he called the rescue folks.
I have a lot of congestion in my lungs and the X-rays show that my heart is bigger than it should be. I have very dry and scratchy eyes that get this goop in them all the time. I have some bare spots on my skin, but they are not nearly as bad as they were before the nice man found me. My ears are also very infected and painful. I don’t remember when it happened, but the doctor said one looks like it was operated on before.
On a good note, I love being around people and all the dogs I met today! I went to the vet clinic and sat in the lap of a pretty girl. She put a mask over my face and told me to breathe real deep. It seemed kinda strange, but it did help my breathing. She said I could sit in her lap every day until I get better. Sounds like a winner to me. I like pretty girls!
When I get better, I will be off to a foster home to grow stronger. In the meantime, I want to visit some of those rescue events I’ve heard about. I bet when I go, everybody will know my name. Then, I will just wait until I am matched with my perfect family.
1/17/20 Update: Sam is about 4 years old and has my heart! Sam came to us in a very sweet way. A very kind man found Sam on the street. He took him home and noticed he was not well. He drove Sam to the vet for an examination and medicine.
They both went home, and the man took care of Sam for several weeks, trying to make him better. Sam got worse! When he found out Sam’s medical problem, he knew it was too expensive for him, so he called us, because he wanted Sam to be saved. Thank goodness for this loving, caring man, who not only took a sick dog off the streets, but to the vet that tried to heal him.
Once Sam Malone arrived, Dr. Larsen examined him and discovered he has an enlarged heart, which is causing his chest to be restricted and more difficult for him to breath. Tests, X-rays, oxygen, meds and consulting with a cardiologist are all being done at this time to help us get to the bottom of it.
When Sam was brought in for pictures, he looked really tired, but happy to see us. I sat close so he wouldn’t want to get down or move around. It worked, except he loved putting his nose on my lens or licking it. It was adorable. He was so good for us. Afterward, we just sat around rubbing his ears and head. He works so hard to breath, but still holds his little head up and tries to be happy.
We don’t know what the road looks like for Sam yet, but we are right here with him and we will be here until he is well and has his new family.