We've featured this sweet little miss a couple of times. She came to us in March, shaking, scared and unsure of what was waiting for her outside her small carrier. For her first few days in rescue, she refused to potty, eat or drink. She was depressed and her spirit was broken. We were told her name was Lady, but she didn’t really respond to that. She didn’t seem to understand the feel of grass on her feet, a human touch or what she was allowed to do on her own. She had no consistent vetting in her short 9 years – her teeth were a tarter-filled mess, she needed to be spayed after years of pumping out litters and she had mammary masses all over. Here you can see the difference from March 26 until today – with YOUR support and through the help of an exceptional vet (thank you, Paws and Claws!) and an amazing foster, Maria, this little girl’s life has completely changed. YOU have made all the difference!
Her foster fell instantly in love, and she patiently worked with Lady, helping her learn what her big new world offered. Maria knew right away that she would never refer to her as Lady. She was called Precious and Baby until her foster family decided they couldn't live without her (which didn’t take long!), and then they started calling her Coco – and like most things, she caught on to her new name quickly.
So, meet Coco, the bouncy little poodle you all helped bring along and make so happy. She knows now she is safe, and we’re happy to say she is now officially part of a loving new forever family! Congrats, Coco!! Your best days are here, baby girl – and THANK YOU to everyone who has been a part of her transformation. :-) This is rescue. This is the difference YOU make with your support. You truly change a life. Thank you all for your continued generosity to help senior dogs. You’re MAKING AN IMPACT daily.
Every dog we take in has a story. They arrive many times dazed and confused about why life has changed and fighting so many misconceptions about what it means to be an older dog. But they have something powerful and we simply can’t say it enough: What YOU do MATTERS! When you make a donation to Grey Face, your money helps to pay our vetting bills or goes toward supplies for our foster homes. To take in a healthy dog and spay/neuter, the initial cost is around ~$450-$500, plus $50 per month for ongoing care. Sometimes it is more. Your donations ensure these things:
– Comprehensive exams by exceptional partner veterinarians
– Updated rabies, distemper, bordetella vaccines
– Heartworm test
– Heartworm and flea/tick prevention so they remain free of tick-borne diseases
– Blood panels to get insight on what's happening for them internally, so we treat or monitor appropriately. This information also provides a baseline for our adopters and better informs them about a dog’s specific health needs.
– Microchip costs
– Spay/neutering as needed
These are all basic things that almost all of our intake animals need. However, many of our rescued dogs have additional health problems that must be taken care of before they’re adopted out. So, as you can see, YOU do a LOT for our seniors in need!!
Thank you for never giving up on these guys. Watching their transformation and seeing them learn to trust and love again is pretty much the coolest thing ever. So, stay tuned – Coco’s and many other dogs’ best days are coming. All because of YOU! Thank you for sticking with us and being here to see them!
Rescue matters. <3
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