10-year-old female Pit Bull, approx 65 lbs in need of long-term foster care.
Rosie came to us from California after her elderly owner became ill and had to be moved into assisted living. Rosie sat in a kennel for over 2 months waiting for someone to adopt her or rescue her. When no one came, we offered to take her in and help her. Upon arrival, we knew she something was a bit off due to her swollen belly, sloped back and insatiable thirst. We had several tests done, including blood, urinalysis and x-rays. We were able to rule out tumor or infection and soon found out she had Cushing's Disease, an adrenal condition where the glands produce too much cortisol. We are in the process of getting her treated and are now focusing on improving her health and getting her settled into a foster or forever home. Rosie is a very affectionate and sweet girl that loves everyone, including children. She has been around other dogs before but would do best in a home as the only pet. Rosie's medical expenses, food, and supplies will be covered by us while she is in foster care. We would love to find someone that can give her lots of love, attention and cuddles. She is a very well-behaved and laid back lady that just wants to be loved. Rosie has been spayed, vaccinated, tested negative for Heartworm and has a microchip. If you would like more info about this darling girl, please submit an application or email us directly for more info.
Frosted Faces Application
Graceland Animal Rescue & Sanctuary rescues several senior dogs each year, some that most likely will not be adopted due to their age or medical prognosis. We bring these dogs in and get them examined by our veterinarian right away and formulate a hospice plan soon after.
Each dog's needs are as individual as the dog themselves. Some are blind, deaf, or both. Many can be incontinent, arthritic, and need a lot of assistance throughout the day. Most of these dogs will require some medical attention in some way, for instance, dental surgery, tumor removal, eye & ear treatments.
It is our goal to give them the best care and plenty of TLC. Ideally, we'd like to find a committed hospice foster for them. This gives the dog a sense of stability and the chance to feel cherished in his or her final weeks or months. Graceland supplies foster families with everything needed, including food, bedding, ongoing support, and we cover the cost of all medical expenses.
If you are interested in fostering or bettering our hospice program in any way, please email us or submit a Frosted Faces Application. The more fosters we have, the more dogs we are able to help.