Enoch

Enoch came into the Haven on October 31, 2015 from Brampton Animal
Services where he was a stray. He is estimated to be about 10 years old. Like a lot of these tiny dogs, he needed dental work. it appeared that he had had so many mouth infections that it caused a fracture on his lower jaw. There was also a problem on his upper where the teeth were ‘communicating’ with the nasal cavity, which when pulling these teeth, the area may not heal. Enoch did have to have surgery on one side of his mouth for the oronasal fistula. This was completed by Dr French in Toronto at the VEC on Thursday February 18th. Enoch is very affectionate; he loves anyone who sits on the couch. He gets really excited around meal times barking and biting toes (gumming) 🙂

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gloria

I drove to Brampton Animal Services on August 10, 2015, to pick up Gloria. Gloria, a Chihuahua mix came in as a stray and is approximately 10 years old. Their vet had suggested a cardiac ultrasound as they had heard a loud heart murmur. I took her directly to the Veterinary Emergency Clinic (VEC) in Toronto before returning home to Kingston. We also needed to know the condition of her heart, as Gloria needed to have dental work and to see if she could handle anesthesia. It turned out she had Moderate Mitral Valve Disease, which did not need medication at this time. She could have dental as long as it was performed at the earliest before the disease worsened with some anesthetic recommendations. Another issue for concern was when the shelter took blood; her blood took a long time to clot. We did a clot test on Gloria and her blood coagulation was fine. We went ahead and booked her dental. The first attempt for her dental was aborted due to her heart but she made is thru with flying colors the next week, 10 teeth less. She already had 18 teeth missing before her dental. Gloria is very timid and she takes time warming up to strangers. She resides permanently with her Foster Mom, Faye and the 3 musketeer’s, Pepe, Tiki and Sweetie.

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Baby
Baby was surrendered by her owner from the Toronto area because of the care he now requires. Despite his age of 19 years and his bowed legs, he can still move quickly for short periods. Very intelligent for his age, he will let his foster parents know he’s hungry – which is all the time – by looking at the counter, then down at his bowl. Although Baby is very tiny, he moves his big fleecy blanket to wherever he wants to sleep. His foster parents call him their Diva Dog because he plays the sympathy note by whining and lifting his front paw when he wants something. Of course, he always gets what he wants.

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Sweetie
Sweetie is from the Toronto area, surrendered by her owner because she requires so much attention. Once a timid, withdrawn dog, her personality completely changed after a stone was removed from her bladder. She now acts like a puppy, racing around the house carrying her toy. Still very insecure, submissive and very needy, she is always looking for reassurance. Sweetie is extremely obedient, listens well, and is a quick learner, seeming to understand what her foster parent is saying. She wants to be touched constantly, loves belly rubs, and spends long periods of time in the back yard in summer, probably because she was confined to a kennel for so many years in her past.

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Tiki

Tiki came to the Haven on 10 August 2014. He went into foster with Pepe.
He is a little ball of energy, acting like a tough guy, showing his teeth, growling and barking, just wanting you to play with him. Running around the yard at lightning speed, he will often tumble because of a deformed front leg. Never bothered by this, he gets up and continues on at full speed. Neurological damage to his hind legs give him a funny gait; hence, his foster parents refer to him as “our little drunken Chihuahua.” Tiki is very vocal if he can’t sit on their laps while watching TV, at the computer, riding in the car, or if they move their feet or legs and disturb him when he’s sleeping under the covers. He rides in his car seat every morning on a coffee run to McDonalds and yaps all the way there because he hasn’t yet learned that he has to be in the car seat while in the car. Spoiled a little? Unless for safety reasons, they’re quite happy to indulge him most of the time.

 

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