About Missy *Special Needs Senior*
- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Species: Dog
- Rescue ID: y954
- General Color: Black with White
- Eye Color: Black
- Ear Type: Erect
- Tail Type: Curled
- Current Size: 17.13 Pounds
- Current Age: 15 Years 4 Months (best estimate)
- Microchipped: Yes
- Declawed: No
- Housetrained: Yes
- Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
UPDATE 3/23/2021: Missy had a second normal
repeat blood panel today to c
onfirm the normal repeat result she received last week and it looks like the abnormal result from a couple of weeks ago was a fluke. Other than the glaucoma, for which she takes eyedrops at this time, Missy is doing well as a senior girl. She has some pep in her step and she definitely seems happier. She may have been a little depressed when she arrived, and/or she may have been experiencing discomfort due to not receiving eyedrops to control the pressures in her eye. In any case, reduced vision does not slow her down. She acts as sous chef when her foster mom cooks, and she assists her foster dad with is morning coffee break by keeping his lap warm. Missy is a real team player!
UPDATE 3/16/2021: Missy was returned to rescue through no fault of her own on 3/11/2021. We are heartbroken for this 15 yr old sweetheart, and seek to find her a loving adopt home as soon as possible. In the meantime, she is with a foster family who states that Missy is just perfect and wants nothing more than a lap to snuggle on. They love her dearly, but feel that a quieter home would be best for her. Missy loves all creatures, feline and canine, alike. We had hoped that when we initially took her in and she was found to be healthy for her age with at least 5-6 yrs ahead of her, that those would be the best of her life. Now, three years later and 3 yrs older, Missy is reduced vision in one eye and is blind in the other. We discovered she was not given the care that was expected an this has left medical conditions that can occur with aging, untreated, and we suspect, she has been in some discomfort. Missy began to get treatment immediately upon returning to our care. She has been diagnosed with glaucoma and is receiving eye drops. As of 3/16/2021 we are awaiting results of further lab testing, as she is suspected to have Addison's.
Unfortunately, Missy's untreated medical issues have limited her expected remaining lifespan significantly, and our best hope for her is a fospice home that will be 100% committed to keeping her comfortable and providing appropriate medical care (and frequent snuggles). In her 15 yrs, she has never truly been cherished as she deserved except for when she was in foster care. And, if there were ever a more deserving girl, it's Missy.
We are not sure how much time Missy has, but we would love for her to be in a home where she is comfortable and loved. Fospice means taking a dog into your home and giving it palliative care, love, and a wonderful life until it is their time to transition through humane euthanasia. PAS covers palliative care costs for fospice dogs and offers support and guidance.
*Current or previous pet owners with a good vet reference are given preference for consideration as a fospice home.
Flashback to 2017:
***** Missy was turned into the local shelter a few months back as a supposedly blind 16 year old soon-to-be fospice. We took her into foster care and she turned out to be a fully seeing, approximately 12 yr old exuberant and spunky lady. Missy was in need of a dental, and had several tumors to be removed from her side. Very fortunately, these were found to be benign. We are thrilled that Missy has a number of healthy years ahead of her, and lucky is the family that chooses this delightful girl, ready to dole out loving kisses to young and old, alike. This ample terrier, in all her bully glory is an adorer of many...including cats, dogs, and anyone willing to give her a bellyrub (though not necessarily in that order).
Missy is current on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped. She is current on heartworm preventative and flea preventative, and has tested negative for heartworms.
If you are ready to have Missy light up your heart and home, please complete a
Dog Adoption Application
Our adoptions include a foster period of 4-6 weeks so that you can be sure that this pet is a good fit without any pressure, and we are available to answer any behavior or training questions during that time (and beyond, if you wish).
** Local adoptions (within Greater New Orleans area and surrounding parishes). We do not ship animals, as a part of our adoption process is for the potential adopter(s) to meet the dog to assess if he/she is a match for the family.