Monday, December 18, 2017

Meet Bentley

Bentley arrived in Rescue from a local shelter. He had a slight cough and sneezing upon intake, but this developed into full blown pneumonia. He was also anemic. He was kept in isolation and since he wasn’t eating or drinking, he had to be nourished with IV’s. He needed a Nebulizer to help him breathe. He had to be carried outside for bathroom breaks and basically just laid down, acting disinterested and depressed. The dog walkers would try to entice him with toys and high value foods. It took a month at the vet for him to rally and start acting like a normal dog, but he still shows signs of lung infections and anemia.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Chance ready for foster home

Chance has done wonderful in his recovery and is now ready to go to his foster home. His incision has healed well, and he is taking longer walks, enjoying his time with all the volunteers who come in to spend time with him, and is now ready to go home. I want to thank everyone who sent their well wishes, supported him in his recovery and cared about this wonderful senior Golden. His personality is what everyone wants in a Golden.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Chance's drains are out - he's doing great!

Today Chance had his bandages and drains removed and he is doing so much better. If you see some drainage near his rear that is ok but is caused because he wags his tail so much. He is a happy, happy boy. If he continues to improve, he may be able to go to a foster home this coming weekend. He is not just sitting around all the time now in a kennel as he has visitors all day long that come in and spend time with him. He is quite the Star. I am so happy we gave Chance a chance.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Chance looking good!

Chance is continued to recovery. He has this bandage on now due to the drains in his incisions. They need to be protected. The bandage is there also to absorb the seepage. Chance is happy, eating well, enjoys attention and just a very, very sweet boy. His skin is healing some but that will be a long process. He has been diagnosed with "dry eye" which has been going on for years and his eyesight is not that good. He will be having a visit with the eye specialist once he is in his foster home and we are able to remove the stitches. One thing at a time for this boy. The biopsy came back and we have clean margins and a good prognosis. That was wonderful news for this boy. So our next plan is to move him to his foster home when the doctor has declared he can be moved. In the meantime, he is enjoying visits from all the volunteers who have been working with him and charming everyone especially the KOAGR.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Chance: day after surgery - WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS

Chance met everyone this morning, standing and with a smile on his face. He was ready to go for a short walk and take care of his business outside. He is enjoying all the attention and continues to do well in his recovery.

Friday, September 1, 2017


Today is Chance's big day. All test results came back good and he was having his surgery today to remove this enormous mass. He did well during his surgery, which was very long, and we are so pleased that all went well. The mass was 4.2 pounds and the whole mass was sent off for biopsy. We will get those results next week. He was resting well in the evening.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Meet Chance

Chance arrived in rescue this afternoon. He has so many medical issues, which can all be fixed, but "oh dear, where do we start". Let's see, ear infections in both ears, skin infection, eye infection, and then we have this enormous mass on his rear. Thankfully, all tests were favorable and he could be treated and made more comfortable. The mass on his rear, while it was hugh, appeared to be totally encapsulated, and removable.

Now for the great news, this boy loves people and other dogs, is just the sweetest boy, enjoys his medicated baths, and is an easy dog to love.

I will send updates after the surgery.