You will not meet a sweeter soul than this lady. She is about 2 years old and she came to us last December with her litter of 9 puppies (you may remember the nascar litter). She was a skeleton, had severe pneumonia and she was unable to keep her food down. We spent months treating her respiratory infections and pneumonia along with figuring out that she has a condition called Megaesophagus which was causing her to regurgitate her food and not absorb any nutrients. Mega E is where the esophagus is enlarged and does not constrict to hold food down in the stomach. Most of these dogs need to eat upright in a specialized chair so the food flows right down to their stomach.
Lily started out with us in a chair but she has been able to now eat with just a very raised bowl. She will need to eat canned food for life and she will never be able to drink water normally (she needs it mixed with her food or given to her in gelatin cubes). She will always be at risk of aspiration pneumonia but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve the best family who can see past her special needs.
Lily gets along with other dogs and she loves running and playing with everyone. She is kennel trained and does well on house training. She started her life as an outdoor dog, which is how she ended up pregnant but she needs a home indoors now. She is also a very laid back girl and she listens very well.
I know this will be a long shot but there has to be a home for sweet Lily
Adoption applications available at rpaw.org
Adoption fee is $300