Age: 3 Yrs. Old
Adoption Fee: $600
Special Needs: no
My name is Carol Renea. But where to begin?
I was found wandering in the city and taken to the shelter. When my owners did not come to claim me, there was a line around the block of people wanting to take this beautiful and sweet girl home. One lucky family was chosen. But before they could take me home, it was required that I be spayed. That’s when the problems really started.
As they were finishing up, I could not breathe. They said I nearly died. They did all kinds of things to help me live. They said my palate was way too big for a 47 pound gal like me. So they tacked it to the top of my mouth so my airway would be open and I could breathe. They then informed my new family that the adoption was cancelled and that I was going to a rescue that specializes with cases like mine.
So today I joined rescue. I am hanging out under the fan at a foster home and recovering from my spay. In a few days I will go to the clinic and have all my breathing problems fixed. I think I am 5 years old. And unfortunately they said I tested positive for those nasty heart worms and will have to undergo treatment.
As you can see from my pictures I love to smile. I am happy and bubbly, but I do get out of breath if I do much. So I can’t wait to get all the problems fixed and get into my new home. No more babies and no more breathing issues. Ahhh, the good life for sure!
2/16/22 Update: I am recovering from my palate surgery and still eating only soft food.
I’m taking some other medicine to help weaken my heartworms. I’ll go back to the vet clinic for two shots the end of this month.
While I was asleep for my surgery, they examined my leg because I’ve been limping. I have a torn ACL and will need surgery soon to fix it. I have been through a lot lately for a gal only 3 years old.
I am liking my foster home so far. I’m taking it slow with meeting all the dogs here, but I really do like my foster brother, Bentley Augustus. He just had surgery too, so we are both supposed to take it easy (but he doesn’t always listen to Foster Pops about that).
I can’t wait to completely settle in at my foster home, but I’m really looking forward to my forever home.
2/22/22 Update: I am doing well in my foster home and I enjoy playing with the other dogs. I also really enjoy some one-on-one time with my foster dad in his lap.
My torn ACL has been bothering me a little, so I am taking some medicine for the pain. I am told next week will bring a big change. I will get some shots to kill my heartworms, so they won’t bother me any more. I will have to spend most of my time in my ring and won’t be able to play with the other dogs. That’s a bummer!
I guess it will be practice for when I have my knee surgery in a few weeks. I won’t be able to do much then either.
I thought you might enjoy my selfies. Send in your selfies of you touching your tongue to your nose! I bet I can do it better.
4/5/22 Update: Carol Renea had a shot in each hip this past week for her heartworm treatment. Please remember to give heartworm preventive each month to your pups. Now she is relegated to doggy jail for the next month. We try to make her ring as comfortable as it can be. We let her out as much as we can, as long as she is content lying next to me. For Carol, that is a challenge, as she is young, happy and active.
We will schedule her for ACL repair surgery at the end of the month so she can have a few more weeks of boredom. Pray for her and us!