Dog ID: 18-044
Surrender Date: 10/24/2018
Adoption Fee: $450, plus applicable tax
Age: 5 months
Energy Level: Low-Medium
Interactions with dogs: Good
Interactions with kids: Good
Interactions with cats: Good
Medical or Behavior Challenge Notes: Medical Hold— Hope leaks urine and needs to have her condition diagnosed.
November 20, 2018:
Hope continues to do well in her foster home with one exception. We can't seem to figure out how to prevent her from getting her diapers off in her crate while we're gone. She leaves them on well when we're home but if she's ever by herself they come right off! Bitter apple doesn't work and we do douse them in the stuff. She is a snuggler and loves to play with anyone. She comes and sits when asked and responds immediately if you say no.
She has had her diagnostics and we discovered that she definitely has an ectopic ureter but it is only on one side. That same side also connected to a small, malformed kidney. She will have corrective surgery the week after Thanksgiving and hopefully that will fix her problems.
October 27, 2018:
Hope settled into her new foster home beautifully. It was like she had always been there and knew everyone. She plays wonderfully with the resident senior golden and is very good at reading and responding appropriately to his body language. When he doesn't want to play, she doesn't push it. She is a sweet, loving girl and very calm for a puppy. She loves everyone, even the cat. Despite never being around cats before, she had no interest in chasing or harming him. She just wondered what he was.
It is likely that Hope has a congenital malformation of her urinary tract that will require diagnosis and probable reconstructive surgery. She dribbles urine pretty constantly and has to wear a diaper at all times (seen here sporting her Halloween-themed candy corn diaper). Hopefully with proper diagnosis and surgery she will be able to live a long, relatively normal life.
If you cannot adopt, please consider donating to GRROW to help with this sweet baby's long medical course that lies ahead.