I was 9 ½ years old when I was given up to AGaG in January of 2011. I was retired from my mommy days so I could find a great family to take care of me. Before being assigned a foster home, I was given a complete physical which revealed an abdominal tumor. After the surgery to remove the growth, I was unfortunately diagnosed with cancer and the prognosis was not good. The veterinarian estimated that I would live 6-9 months so I became what’s called Long Term Care. According to AGaG, “A long-term dog is any dog that has a medical, behavioral or other condition that causes the dog to be considered unadoptable. Age alone should not be used as a determinant to classify a dog as unadoptable or LTC.” There are special people out there that like to foster pups like me that offer to give us so much love and TLC.
At first, I was really scared of noises and thunderstorms. I didn’t know how to walk on tile floors and was pretty nervous if I was by myself. I used to freeze when someone petted me and I never wagged my tail and was quiet and timid. I have a foster brother who showed me the ropes and now I have blossomed into a happy girl. I bark when I see foster mom coming home from work and my tail excitedly swings when it’s time to eat. I enthusiastically greet other dogs and children, and with the help of some medication to help with my arthritis, I can show off my show dog stance and still have a bounce in my step.
I definitely have showed the doctors that I can defy the odds and I have now lived 4 years past my diagnosis thanks to As Good as Gold and my foster mom. Please consider helping me and other long term care dogs by making a donation and tell them that Sapphire sent you. You can click here to help. Thank you!!!
12 Years Old