An update on Ms. Dorothy, the 10-year-old Rottie we rescued this past May. After many months of Dorothy being up for adoption, she is officially going to stay with her dad as a Young at Heart Sanctuary dog. And both he and Dorothy are overjoyed!
When we rescued Dorothy from CACC, the poor girl was a wreck! She had a large mass on her abdomen that we had removed, horrible teeth, and a broken leg that had healed incorrectly eons ago. When we met her, she was drenched in her own urine from laying on the concrete she had to potty on, but was so wiggly and happy to be out of her cage, we just couldn’t put her back. And so she came to Young at Heart, knowing she was a long shot to find a home for, but we knew we could give her the love and care she needed in her senior years regardless.
Since May, Dorothy’s arthritis has progressed, but she is on a holistic and traditional regimen to keep her comfortable. It doesn’t keep her from bunny hopping with excitement when she sees her daddy though! And though it was obvious that Dorothy had very little contact with other animals before coming to Young at Heart, Dorothy’s dad was so patient and willing to work with her, that just last month she was finally integrated completely into his pack (dogs and cats!). Dorothy wakes her dad every morning with kisses, and loves snuggling into bed after he lifts her up into it. Dorothy is home.
So, we joyously welcome Dorothy into Young at Heart’s permanent pack for the rest of her days. She will stay in the loving care of her foster dad, while Young at Heart pays for all of her medical expenses. We are so happy to have Dorothy as part of our permanent family. We ♥ you Dorothy!!