Age: 2 Yrs. Old
Adoption Fee: $700
Special Needs: no
Thursday was the day Farley had waited for most of his 2 1/2 years of his life. He had been rescued.
After living in a plastic crate with his first owner and getting beat if he came out, he had just about given up on life.
Then Farley was rehomed to a woman who kept him crated and sedated with Benadryl and melatonin because he had a hard time breathing and his anxiety was over the top.
Then he found his third owner who only had him for one night, but she knew he needed more than she could offer. She took him to Veterinary Medical Center of Athens and Farley’s tongue turned blue. He started choking nonstop. He passed out, even in the oxygen cage with ice packs.
After an hour or so, he calmed down and his breathing slowed down. But any stimulation would cause him to go into a respiratory attack.
Farley was treated like a rock star at the vet’s office. He had several medical staffers watching over him. He was monitored, hand fed and loved. No doubt the first real love he had ever been shown.
Thursday was the day we said, “Let’s do this!” Let’s pick up Farley, pray for the best and hope he makes the car ride to Dr. Larsen’s.
Farley was medicated, but not to the point he was comatose. He was excited , but not over stimulated.
Dr. Lay already knew he was our priority, and this morning, he is on his way to have palate surgery. Today is a huge day for Farley Alan. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers!
7/9/22 Update: Luckily, Dr. Lay was able to do foster boy Farley Alan’s palate surgery yesterday. He said, in terms of severity, it was a 9 on a scale of 10 – one of the worst he’s ever done.
This morning, we hear Farley’s doing fabulous and they can’t even hear him breathing. They will laser his throat to get the swelling to come down in a little bit.
7/23/22 Update: Farley had palate surgery and is recovering well. He’s on a soft/canned food diet and on restricted activity as he heals. He is adjusting well.
He is house-trained, crate-trained, knows how to sit, responds well to correction and does well with other dogs and kids.
He is not a fan of this Texas heat! He goes out to potty and comes right back inside… just like the rest of us.
He’s still a little sleepy right now because of his post-surgery medications, but overall, he is a true champ!
8/3/22 Update: Farley has been keeping us on our toes the last few weeks. He enjoys helping with the dishes in the dishwasher! He also is learning about the rules of the house and how to be a gentleman. He loves his foster pops and likes to be right by his side.