Meet Tyson, a tiny 15 year old shih tzu, but he has aged well. He was very thin but has put on half a pound and he now weighs 10 pounds. He loves to run and play in the yard. Tyson just had his first ever dental and I know he will feel much better now. Everyone at the vet loves this sweet little boy. He is a joy.
Bella is a 13 year dachshund whose owner became ill and could no longer care for her. She shows signs of Cushings disease so we have started the tests she needs. Her blood work showed liver issues and a urinary tract infection; we are treating both She is feeling a little better. At this point we are going to give her a month or so here and then recheck. If things don't improve dramatically we may test for Cushings and/or hypothyroidism then. For now, we are taking baby steps - one thing at a time.
Riley is a very young (born Mothers Day 2015) 5 or 6 pound boy. I was told he is a Yorkie/Shih Tzu mix. He lost his home because he was biting. He is totally untrained and needs to spend some time learning about acceptable behavior - this may take a while. But it has only been a short time and I really think he can be a good boy - he just hasn't been taught how. He's already learning the rules, and learning to be around people and let them pet him. We don't think he's ever been to the vet. He weighs 6.3 pounds, had to be anesthetized for blood draw, rabies shot, exam, and shave down. We wormed him with Drontal, had him neutered and his teeth cleaned. He is underweight but eating well.
Halley was found as a stray and ended up at a shelter. She was very thin and weak, but so sweet when she came to HCW. We took her to the vet and started antibiotics. She was diagnosed with pneumonia, but is doing great now. Halley feels better every day and is getting stronger. Halley is a happy girl at HCW and loves the other dogs and yard.
This is Scottie. He was found as a stray and needed help. He is so very sweet and very happy to get meds and baths, and even enjoyed the car ride home. Scottie is truly special and has fit right in here. He’s had a dental, is neutered but needs alittle time to heal before he’s ready for his forever home.
Little Sasha is a lovely little girl. She is 12 years young, weighs under 7 pounds, and is too sweet! In true Pomeranian fashion, she does not show her age. Her elderly owners had to move in with a daughter and Little Sasha and her BFF Murphy ended up at the shelter that Scottie was in. Little Sasha loves toys and looks up to her BFF Murphy.
This super handsome guy is Little Sasha's BFF, Murphy. He is 10 yrs old and almost 20 pounds. He is so well behaved and good with all the little ones. I think he was a pup when he came to live with Little Sasha, and he still looks up to her. AND he is drop-dead gorgeous. Not sure what he is, but it's a lovely blend. Murphy and Sasha will be ready soon for their forever home.
Tiny Tink weighs a whopping 3.3 pounds, and is a very sweet senior chihuahua. She had a dental and is in the process of being vetted. She's feeling better, relaxed and enjoying herself! She even walks on her hind legs when she wants me to pick her up, and barks at the cats like she means it.
This little yorkie is Lottie Da. She is 17 years old, and a happy, energetic little girl after lots of love and care at HCW. She and her friend, Tish, were left at the shelter when their own died. She is heartworm negative, but she had severe hair loss and other issues as well. Lottie has learned to trust people at HCW, gets along well with the other dogs, and loves squeaky toys.