Meet Pappy. That's what he was named when they had him in the Guthrie Animal Shelter.
I have no information about him but I can tell you that whoever had him, kept him outside, since he was tick infested and when we did a tick disease test, he was positive. He has Ehrlichia. He cowers so much that they must have really been mean to him. He is such a good boy, he has learned not to mark or pee in the house, and now uses the dog door to go outside and do his business.
At first he was really afraid of the outside. I guess he was thinking I would not let him back in......
He was also extremely thin, but is now healthy and no bones show anymore!
We also found that he was positive for heartworms, but until we get his blood count up, he can not begin the treatment to rid his body of the heartworms, or we might loose him.
Now, as his bloodwork is looking better, we now have an enlarged heart and a mummer. So he is on heart meds and Lasik.
What is wrong with people that they would inflict this much pain and suffering on such a sweet little boy who just craves loving????????
He will be here with us for some time, but he will be needing a good loving INDOOR home at some point. He sleeps with me and can not get close enough. He gets along with the other foster dogs. He is no trouble at all. The shelter thought he was an old dog by the way he looked. but he was just in bad shape. BUT NO MORE!!!!!.
He has been neutered and gotten his shots, and has been microchipped. Also we have cleaned his teeth. He weighs about 7 pounds now......
If we can not find him the perfect home, he can stay here with me for the rest of his days. He deserves a happy healthy life from here on.
Update October 17, 2009
Pappy has had his heartworm treatment, and now there is no reason holding him back from going to a new home and living a long healthy life! He is looking for YOU
Pappy is just the sweetest dog ever, but we moved him to another foster home and he regressed, so badly, that I have brought him back here to my home. He is just so shy and beaten down, he is still afraid to go outside in the dark, and if i raise my voice about anything, he crawls on his belly to the nearest corner and cowers.
I have come to the decision that he would probably be so stressed about moving to a new home, that he would become sick again, the Ehrlichia would begin to pull him down. So I have decided to pull him from the adoption list and move him to "permanent resident " status. ALSO, I took him to the vet this past week and he has a different mummer to his heart. He takes meds for the previous mummer, but the vet thinks this new sound may be some new damage from the heartworms.
He would appreciate any donations to help with his long term care.
Pappy is a permanent resident at BOYCR. Please help us offset the costs of his care and become his sponsor today...