Asha, or Princess Asha Bear as she is affectionately known in her foster Mums home, is 15 years old and blind. Her eyes removed due to glaucoma. Asha just loves heading out for a sniffari around her neighborhood though due to her heart condition the walks are short. Her walks are super important for her well-being and the smells of the neighborhood are what dogs love to stimulate their minds. Prior to coming into her current foster home Asha became reactive to other dogs, so walks are quite tricky trying to avoid any other dogs to keep her calm. It’s interesting a woof or another dog walking causes significant stress, but all the peemails interest her greatly! Asha was underweight when she came into care. Her foster mum was concerned though quickly discovered she loves her food, she just needed help, she needs spoon feeding with her softer food as she doesn’t have many front teeth to pick it up. Asha has managed to put on 650gms and is working on a few more. Afternoon tea is a favorite, treats hidden in her snuffle mat, Asha is a quick little treasure hunter. Asha is a sweetheart she just loves her …
This little man loves being where his people are and sleeping in next to them. He slowly sneaks up on his foster dad’s pillow and loves a good cuddle in bed. Has loves his trit trots around the neighbourhood but we’ve slowed down a little. Ollie greets every passer-by with a really big tail wag, but will still flinch and shy away if someone comes too close too quickly. His arthiritis is being managed with strong pain killers and he adores his soothing baths – often with his foster mumma, where he falls asleep on her lap.
Snowie is our dear little old man. He was adopted out by us a few years back (he was known as Walter then) but so very sadly his mum passed away. Snowie came back to us very low vision and had a hard time settling at first but now he is just so happy and at home so will be spending the rest of his days right where he is, with RWL, as a foundation dog. He is 16 years old and sleeps most of the day away but in the evenings he’s up and about. He doesn’t like to eat much in the mornings but has his 4 small meals each night, spaced an hour apart so he gets enough food in him to keep him healthy! Snowie is low vision and low hearing but he does really well except in bright sun and outside at night. He has a blocked tear duct which means his eye always weeps and is prone to infections and inflammation, so that needs to be kept clean and medicated as needed. Snowie is on pain meds for arthritis, occasional eye meds and a special diet to help keep his weight on.
Arty Schmarty came from a domestic violence home. The world is a big scary place for him and even if he knows you sometimes even that is too much for him. He is a very loving little man to me and Terry and just follows me everywhere.