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Remember Emily, who I wrote about a few months back? She's losing her foster home as they have to move. Unfortunately, Daisy does not get along with other dogs and my apartment isn't big enough to be able to crate and rotate. As a foster, her vet expenses and food would all be paid for by Bill Foundation. We just need somewhere for her to go.
I don’t usually send out emails like this but this is a very special situation. If you can’t help please forward this email to your friends and family in the Los Angeles area who you think might be able to help.
Emily was found wandering at Echo Park. Cold, scared, confused…… Emily was very lucky to bump into some very kind folks who took her home from the dark scary park where she was roaming. Clearly she is an older dog who has had many litters of puppies and has not been taken care of. Her kind rescuers got her spayed and vaccinated and kept her at their home for as long as possible but now they are moving away and Emily is with us. She DESPERATELY needs a foster home. This is why I am writing to all of you……
Emily is such an easy dog. She is housetrained, does not bark, does not beg, is not destructive. She gets along with big dogs, small dogs, old dogs, young dogs, hyper dogs, annoying dogs, cats, birds, kids, babies, elderly. She really is a PERFECT dog. She adapts easily to new environments and fits in seamlessly anywhere. While you will always know Emily is there because she is such a warm and loving presence, With respect to her requirements you literally will not even know she is at your home. She quietly rests on the couch or on her dog bed, she does not bother anyone, she does not make a sound.
Emily has pretty severe arthritis and will do best in a home without stairs. She will take a daily dose of glucosamine and she is currently on a mild pain reliever (all provided for and paid for by Bill Foundation.) She is hefty, in part due to lack of exercise and bad diet. She will need to be on a reduced fat senior diet (also provided for and paid for by Bill Foundation.) Because of her arthritis and physical limitations she really can’t get a lot of exercise. She does enjoy going for short slow walks though, so this is important. We are currently working with our vet to determine if the issue is more than arthritis; there is a possibility that there is an old pelvic fracture that has healed funny and there is a possibility of problems with her pelvic bone. As her foster parent we would ask that you bring her to and from her vet appointments as often as possible (all vet care is paid for by Bill Foundation.)
There is no secret about it, Emily is a tougher placement. Although she is THE EASIEST, sweetest, most well behaved dog ever she is an old brown pitbull mix. People are not lined up around the block for her. There is a good possibility that she will be around for a while. We are looking for an angel to take in THIS angel and give her a cozy place to live out her days…. Or, hopefully years…… we promise you will be rewarded with the most loving appreciative dog that has ever come through our rescue.
If you can help in any way please contact me!
Debbie can be reached at billfoundation [at] billfoundation [dot] org. Please write "Emily" in the subject line.