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Grace, a Great Pyrenees mix, arrived as a transfer into the Sammi Fund for Seniors, and we are keeping her in that program even though she doesn't turn 7 until November (usually 8 is our Sammi Fund cut-off). We think she belongs there because she is already having major hip/leg issues with her hindquarters, poor baby! Grace is currently taking tramadol, Rimadyl, and a glucosamine supplement, which keeps her comfortable enough to stand and walk a bit; without them, she was not able to stand. We are continuing to monitor her condition and hope that, once she has been on her anti-inflammatory meds for a month or so, she will feel well enough for some gentle romping! If not, her loving spirit just needs a home where she can be warm, dry, and happy, with people who will gently massage her sore joints and muscles and help her to continue to lose a little weight (which will be easier on those sore joints).
We recommend that Grace be an only dog, or with one easy-going dog, just because she is aware of how weak she is so she is afraid of other dogs and will bark ferociously at them to try to scare them away. She doesn't have the strength or speed to actually go after a dog to chase him off, so relies on her bark to do the work for her. She could live with another easy-going job, as long as her people know how to keep her feeling safe and to give her lots of time to get to know the other dog from a distance so they can slowly become friends.
Grace needs a home with no stairs, and patient, loving people who understand her limitations and will let her move at her own pace. Keeping up with anti-inflammatories and pain medications will be important, and is a fairly large expense (I usually spend about $80-$100 per month on my own senior arthritic dog's supplements and medications).
Grace has a huge heart full of love she wants to share with you - a few massages and supplements are definitely worth it!
Grace comes with a 30-day money-back trial adoption period.
Spay/neuter, worming, microchip and all age-appropriate shots are always completed before placement, and are included in the adoption fee (suggested minimum $50, or SENIOR for SENIOR - adopters over 65 may name their own adoption fee); more gratefully accepted!)
Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your payment to help us cover our volunteer driver's expenses, that would be great!
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