Age: 4 years old
Breed: English Bulldog
Weight: 45 lbs.
Status: Medical Hold
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: No (Technically yes, she is house trained, but due to kidney failure she has flare ups where she has increased thirst and has many accidents inside.)
Dogs OK? Yes
Cats OK? Yes
Kids OK? No kids
Special Needs? Yes - kidney failure. Currently assessing; if no improvement will be listed as Hospice
It really was no miracle
what happened was just this:
the wind began to swich
the house to pitch
and suddenly the hinges
started to unhitch
Dorothy came to us on a crazy windy day! She was found on someone’s porch trying to take cover from the wind.
The local shelter and Indy Lost Pets was notified that she was in our care. But after 7 days, no one came forward to claim her. So now it’s on to the good life for Dorothy ....
Here is her rescue story:
My freedom ride:
My freedom ride:
I didn't lay down for 5 hours after I was rescued. I tried, but each time I cried out and stood back up. The last time I tried to lay down, I screamed and when I stood up the bed was soaked in pee. Oopsies. The Blonde Lady took my temp, which was normal, but the thermometer came out with a blood clot on it! That's not good. So.... off to the ER...
After a long wait and some x-rays it turns out - I binged on a lot of food. Five pounds of food to be exact. I weight over 45 pounds that night and a week later at the regular vet the scale read 40. Oopsies. My bad. How about we just go home and forget this whole thing?
All I want to do is drink water. Drink drink drink drink drink drink. I have these weird masses all over.
We got a new guy in and can you believe he crashed my vet appointment! So rude! Not to mention I called shotgun for the car ride there, and he totally ignored that too. He's basically ruining my life so I pouted and cried on the floor and told him to scram. And he actually did! Boys are so sensitive. Geez.
Apparently he's at a new foster home now. Sorry, not sorry. I was here first.
We got some bad news back from my lab work....I'm in Kidney Failure.
We're starting a new amazingly delicious diet with some supplements. Send lots of pawsitive thoughts because I'm going to need them! I'm not giving up yet though. Life just got good.
Ultrasound and blood pressure check. Still trying to save those kidneys.
4/23/2019 Update: Dorothy went to the vet for her spay surgery, as well as removal of masses on her back and anal polyp removal. Because Dorothy was under anaesthesia for so long, the doctor did not remove all of the masses along her back. They were able to remove the largest mass and the mass and anal polyp were sent to Purdue University for biopsy. We will give you more updates as they come in. Please consider donating to Dorothy's ongoing medical care below.