From Kelly’s mom:
Sadly I have to tell you I had to have Kelly put to sleep yesterday. It broke my heart.
Kelly came to live with us 5 years ago as an unadoptable rescue. She was diagnosed with Cushings Disease and was also blind. She had cornea damage that occurred at an earlier age and was blind due to it. Once she was here, all of her teeth had to be removed due to neglect in her earlier life. With all these issues, she still seemed to blossom here. She loved her sisters Chloe, Gracie Tink and Roxie and her back yard for exploring. She wanted to be part of whatever they we doing. She enjoyed all the fosters coming and going and made friends with them all.
Over the last few days I noticed she was not as active as she usually was. She had recently lost of her hearing and I contributed it to this change. She was eating well and her body functions seemed very normal. Since Monday of this week everything began to change. She did not want to eat, she had diarrhea off and on and she was sleeping all the time. On Thursday I took her into the vet. The doctor said it did not look good for her so she went ahead and did blood work and an ultrasound to make sure we knew what was going on. Her kidney levels were extremely elevated and based on the ultrasound, the kidneys had changed in texture. All of this has happened since her last blood draw and check up a few months back. Her kidney failure happened fast and accelerated at a great speed. The only choice that seemed humane for her due to her age, approx 15, and the overall condition of her health was to put her to sleep.
I want to thank HRI for the opportunity to bring her into my home and care for her for the rest of her life. She was an amazing little dog and wanted nothing more than to feel safe and loved. Since she discovered clean and comfort she would have nothing less. She loved her baths and blow dries and having her fur look fresh and pretty. She was a survivor and never let her disabilities keep her from being a curious, determined, sweet little girl. We all deeply miss her.
Rescue changed her life and made it the best she had every experienced.
This story was written about how Kelly and her siblings came to Havanese Rescue Inc.
Deep in the Heart of Texas (emerge the Tiny Gang of Four) Introduction, the Saga
Meet Miss Kellie, a tiny six-pound black and white wonder dog that is about eight years of age. She is a hairy mix with a silky black and white coat and gray stocking feet. She loves the company of other animals and humans and also loves to sniff around and play outside.
Kellie is a very good girl and listens well. She has a great deal of sight loss due to early age eye damage, but moves around effortlessly with the aid of her keen ears and smell. She walks well on a leash, but due to her size and her loss of sight, it is not really an enjoyable activity for her. Kellie is crate trained and still needs a bit of work on housetraining. She has some liver problems that require she be on medication daily but she takes her pills without a problem.
Kellie’s perfect home is one that has:
- A fenced yard where she can explore and play
- A loving new owner that accepts her with all of her imperfections
- A new mom or dad that is home most of the time
- No children
Kellie is being fostered in GA.
A donation will be requested to adopt this dog. The recommended donation amount will be based on the dog's age, and medical and behavioral issues, if any. A completed application is required if you are interested in adoption. Thank you for considering a rescue dog!