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The first dog I ever rescued was so underweight that she was in kidney failure. We didn't know if she would make it or not but as you can see below she did!!! Princess came to me weighing about 4 pounds instead of the 8 pounds that she should have and now does weigh!!! The woman was giving her up because they were moving into an apartment that would not accept dogs or so she said. Princess had been a bithday gift to the womans' daughter, I can only imagine what she told her daughter when she came home to find her dog gone. Princess was only 1 year old!!!
I didn't dare bring her to my house in such poor condition so I went directly to the vets office with her. When we did finally bring her home she was absolutely filthy, her coat was soaked with urine and she has runny foul smelling diarrhea. I couldn't stand it and although she was in poor health I had to give her a bath. She was just skin over bones, I have never seen an animal so thin as poor Princess.
I did get information on her previous vet visits but they indicated that no vaccinations had been given and she was taken in because she was biting!!! Princess did not have a bad bone in her body, she was so sweet and loving no matter what. She had a number of visits to the vet with many blood tests and never a complaint. It took some time and lots of tiny, frequent meals before she actually began to gain weight. But once she got the first pound on the rest came quickly.
I can tell you there is almost nothing more rewarding than taking in a dog who has been neglected and providing them the most basic needs. Seeing her go from listless to lively was such satisfaction.
Princess lives very happily now with a lovely couple in Napa. She goes for walks every day, has her own yard and dog beds in every room!!! She also has a brother "Bentley" so she's never alone. She can go in and out as she pleases through her very own doggy door to her nice back yard!!! I saw her at the last Pomeranian Rescue Group Annual Reunion and it was a delight!!! She was a different dog in that she was relaxed and confident and as happy as could be.
Thank you DIANNE and DAVID!!! You are her angels!!!