- Dog ID: 16-046
- Surrender Date: 09/26/2016
- Gender: Female
- Adoption Fee: $125
- Age: 11 Years
- Energy Level: Medium
- Interactions with dogs: Good
- Interactions with kids: Good
- Interactions with cats: Unknown
- Medical or Behavior Challenge Notes:
October 12th, 2016:
It’s amazing how far Comet has come in the five weeks she’s been with us. She tagged along on her foster sister’s vet appointment the other day, and she’s gained four pounds! You can no longer see her ribs, and her belly area is filling out. The vet said her coat is feeling a lot better too. Comet even approached the vet and sat between her legs. She’s definitely starting to trust again.
We are continuing Comet on her limited ingredient diet, and she’s on the maintenance dose of Apoquel. Her scratching is almost nonexistent.
Comet’s cage reactivity still appears, but it a lot less severe and less often. We found if we turn our backs toward her, she will stop. We will continue to work on this.
Comet attended GRRoW’s volunteer thank you event and ran around with the other dogs in attendance. It was a happy sight to see her run for the first time. She did great with everyone, two or four legged! We took her swimming, and though she did some paddling, it wasn’t her thing.
Comet is scheduled to have her teeth cleaned at the beginning of November. The vet still wasn’t able to get a good look at her mouth, but we know at least one tooth is going to be pulled. She’ll need to heal from that, and then she’ll be able to go to her forever home.
September 12th, 2016:
Comet has come so far in the two weeks she’s been with us. She received a haircut and a bath on her first day to help with her scratching.
She came to us underweight, so the vet ran a number of tests to make sure she was healthy. Everything was fine, and the vet gave us medicated shampoo, an antibiotic, and Apoquel to help with the itching. We switched her to a limited ingredient diet in case she’s allergic to anything in her food. These have helped immensely, and it’s amazing to see how much better she must feel.
Comet is slowly coming out of her shell and fitting in wonderfully with her four-legged foster sisters. She’s starting to seek attention and affection too. She even picked up a toy and retrieved after it when it was tossed. Hasn’t since, but it was a good sign.
Though we found that Comet rides well in the car, we found Comet sometimes has a cage aggression issue when it’s time to exit the car. She will sometimes bare her teeth, growl, or bark. We’re working on this with some positive reinforcement exercises.
We’re heading back to the vet this week to do a follow up. The vet is also going to check her mouth to see if she requires a cleaning. There were a lot of tests being done the first visit, so she might be more amenable to it this time.
With some stability and other exercises, Comet will hopefully be ready for her forever home soon.
Comet is currently available for adoption through our match process only. If you are interested in adopting one of our GRRoW dogs and would like to be added to our list of waiting families, please fill out an application found in the adoption section. Dogs that are available for adoption are then carefully matched with families from the list starting with those who have been waiting the longest. Although we cannot guarantee you will be matched with the dog of your choice, we recommend you mention any dogs you are interested in on your application.