Dahlia was a stray in western Virginia and ended up in a shelter. The shelter contacted the Blind Dog Rescue, and Dahlia was brought to her Virginia BDRA foster home.
Dahlia (Dally) is an 8 pound apricot poodle. Because she was a stray, her age is unknown, so the vet took a guess, and said maybe she is as young as ten, maybe as old as fifteen. Dally has no teeth, and is blind, due to a cataract, in one eye. She has some vision in the other eye, where there is also a cataract. Currently she needs no eye medication. She can hear very very little. She had an ear infection when she first arrived but that was treated and her ears are better. She has tested positive for Lyme and was prescribed a month of Doxycycline. She has many little lumps and bumps on her body, as old poodles tend to have, and they are itchy to her. She has started on a trial of Apoquel to see if that helps her out. She also has a sinus arrhythmia. In addition, she has a fistula in her mouth, and it has likely been there for a long time. Currently that is being checked out, and decisions will be made soon about what to do; a fistula can cause food to go up into the sinus area, and that causes trouble. Dally likes to eat, but does a lot of sneezing and rubbing and scratching after she eats, indicating discomfort.
Dally arrived at her foster home seemingly unaware of what housetraining was all about. She has improved, although is still not reliable, so she wears a diaper at times in her foster home. She walks pretty well on a leash, and enjoys being outside. She gets along with the other dogs in the house, and loves attention from her foster parents. She is a good eater and settles into a crate at night to sleep.
As with all dogs, Dally needs close supervision if young children are around.
With most any rescue dog, the past history is unknown so the future cannot be predicted. What is known is Dahlia is very deserving of lots of love and care! Please consider adopting Dally once her medical hold is over!
Dahlia is not currently available for adoption for medical reasons.
- Sex Female (spayed)
- Size Small (8)
- Age 11 years, 1 month old(approx. DOB Jan 9, 2008)
Good with other dogs? Yes
Good with cats? Unknown
Good with children? No
Currently fostered in Fairfield, VA. (Transport is available)
- Vision Blind in one eye(Cause: Cataracts)
Some loss of vision in the other eye; see write up for other details
Dahlia is looking for her forever home. If you think it could be yours, read more about Adopting from BDRA before submitting your application below.
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