Holly, a small pit bull, came to our shelter as a very skinny stray. We thought we’d have a quick reunion when we found her microchip – but the owner never registered it, and the shelter that microchipped her no longer has records that go that far back, so the only information the chip could tell us is that Holly is 10 years old, and belongs in the special category of Sammi Fund for Seniors dogs – which is a wonderful thing (seniors are the BEST).
She is a joyful dog who smiles eagerly, and charms everyone, despite having painful arthritis in her elbows. With a little pain medication each day, she now gets around quite well.
We have almost brought her weight up to normal, about 45 pounds. She is happiest when she can follow you all around (with occasional naps), and rolls over readily for tummy rubs. She is the cutest car dog, as she is polite, and loves to ride shotgun in the front passenger seat with a huge grin on her face. Holly has some moderate allergy issues that cause itchy skin. We have run a food sensitivity panel on her, and although no particular food was a clear definite allergen, she will do well to avoid venison, white fish, pork, turkey, duck, soy, milk, corn, wheat, oatmeal. That leaves a lot of acceptable ingredients, including beef, chicken, lamb, egg, rabbit, salmon, sweet potato, potato, rice, peanut, barley, lentil, millet, quinoa. There are several limited ingredient commercial foods that could work for Holly, or you could do what we’re doing for now at the shelter – giving her a homemade (and less expensive than canned dog food) diet of squash, potatoes, green beans, and one of her approved protein sources. We will be consulting a skin and allergy specialty vet in Seattle for any additional recommendations, so she will come to you with as clear a picture of her allergy situation as possible. For now, she is doing well under doctor’s orders of ChlorTab in the morning and Benadryl in the evening.
With other dogs, Holly can be somewhat selective. She appreciates polite, refined, mostly mellow dogs – especially boys (such a flirt, HA) – and enjoys relaxing in the office in proximity to Sam, our boxer boy with vision challenges. She can be a bit apprehensive around boisterous and energetic dogs, and will not put up with a rude dog, thank you very much! (“Someone has to teach that RUDE DOG some manners, might as well be me.”)
Holly seems to be tolerant of cats.
Now, PEOPLE – she has never met a people she doesn’t love. If you have the love, she will reflect it back to you at triple intensity.
Holly has a huge heart full of joy she wants to share with you - a few tummy rubs, pain meds, and simple food choices are all she asks in return. Bring her home so you can share this win-win bargain!
Holly 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 $95; more gratefully accepted!)
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