Dog ID: 18-042
Surrender Date: 9/30/2018
Adoption Fee: $450, plus applicable tax
Age: 9 Months
Energy Level: Medium
Interactions with dogs: Good
Interactions with kids: Good
Interactions with cats: Unknown
Medical or Behavior Challenge Notes: Medical Hold Ectopic ureter, hooded vulva
July 14, 2019:
Honey is turning 1!!! We wish we had great news to share, but Honey remains in a holding pattern. She continues to have bladder infections that require nasty meds to treat. She also still struggles with bladder function which forces us to keep her in “pants” unless she is outside. Hopefully her hormones kick in soon and she goes through a heat cycle which might help with some of her anatomy abnormalities. This might also stop the infections. She is the sweetest girl and everyone who meets her says the same thing: “her name is perfect for her.” Honey wants to please and learns quickly! She’s been at some fundraising events and is an absolute rockstar! Fingers crossed that her next update has positive news!!
March 17, 2019:
Honey is a big girl now! She seems to be getting close to full grown at around 50 pounds, she’s a great size for a golden! She will fill out some more and get her grown-up coat but her growth has slowed. We continue to have some struggles with bladder infections and function, and even though she still has to wear her cute “pants”, she has seen some improvement very recently. Honey will graduate from Puppy Basics class next week! She isn’t the biggest fan of car rides so we’ve been trying to take her on short, fun trips instead of just yucky vet visits. And yet, when she gets to her vet appointments she’s an absolute super star!
Everyone loves her wherever she goes, and her adorable diapers make her even cuter!! Honey has quite the engaging personality and even though she faces at least one more surgery, she continues to thrive in her foster home.
January 27, 2019:
Honey has had another surgery to hopefully get her bladder working better. She's recovering like a champ, feeling good much faster than I expected! Surgery hopefully helps her kidney, and fingers crossed, reduces her need for diapers. Honey started puppy class but had to drop out due to surgery. She was a star pupil while it lasted! She is still a happy, sweet puppy enjoying life at her foster home!
December 27, 2018:
Honey continues to be on her healing journey. She continues to struggle with some bladder issues and still wears a diaper, but is happy and healthy otherwise! Acupuncture has been helping her and she loves to be the center of attention at those appointments! Honey had a great Christmas and got to meet many people including children at her foster family's festivities. She was gentle and calm! She got many compliments on her behavior!! She starts puppy class soon and we are sure she'll be a star pup!!!!
November 20, 2018
Honey had her bladder/ectopic ureter surgery. She had a rough time recovering and actually needed a second surgery just 2 days later. She spent 9 days hospitalized but is now home recovering. Things are still up in the air regarding continence in the future. She continues to heal in her foster home with her pack.
October 30, 2018:
Honey has had a great 4 weeks in foster! She’s experienced many new things and done some growing! She plays very well with foster sister and has learned a ton of things! Started puppy class and was a rockstar! She’s practically perfect! Surgery soon and fingers crossed for a great outcome! Honey also gets along with the cats she lives with. She's met kids too and is respectful.
October 8, 2018:
We've decided to change Red's name to Honey since Red was the color of her collar from her litter as a puppy. Honey has settled into her foster home seamlessly! She's been to some veterinarian visits, she's been swimming, she's even gone through the drive thru at the coffee shop! She's practically perfect. She's been diagnosed with ectopic ureters and will need to have surgery to fix this once she grows a bit more. In the meantime, she's great about keeping her diaper on. She plays great with her foster sisters and cats. She's a love.
October 1, 2018:
Red just arrived at her foster home. More updates to follow.