Age: 6 Yrs. Old
Adoption Fee: $500
Special Needs: no
ON TEMPORARY MEDICAL HOLD!
I never thought I would be here and neither did my family. But things happened at home and my family was moving to Florida.
There was a flood at my house here, and there was water, lots of water everywhere. I had to wear my life jacket just to walk through the house. It was such a mess.
The thought of me moving to Florida was more than I could take. I have watched enough TV to know alligators live in Florida. With me having only one eye, how in the world could I see them coming on my blind side? I am a Texan through and through.
There was a family meeting and it was decided if I wanted to stay here, I could stay here.
When my dad brought me to join rescue, there was some big crocodile tears. My dad kept telling me that he adopts dogs, not surrenders dogs.
I assured him I was going to be alright. I was going to find a fabulous family and a great home where I can remain the queen.
I am off to see Dr. Larsen, so she can get a good look at me, do some blood work and take a look at my kidney levels. I came with some kidney care dog food, so that might mean I am more special than I thought.
6/20/22 Update: From Dr. Larsen: Valerie is in complete kidney failure. She was diagnosed on 11/21 with bilateral degenerative changes to both kidneys via ultrasound. I will attempt to slow down the progress of the disease with fluids, food and meds but I think hospice is going to be the name of the game for her. Also she has a bladder infection, tail and ear infection and giardiasis. Her red blood cell level is 15%. This is chronic kidney disease, so this has been happening slowly for a while. If she drops much lower we might have to do blood transfusion but that is only a stop gap. The kidneys are most likely done. She is an absolute sweetheart.