Champ-14-017 | M
Champ-14-017 | M
Breed: Golden Retriever
Intake Age: 12 years
Date of Birth:
- Champ is a gentle old soul that currently has some health issues. He has a skin issue due to fleas, an eye infection, weight loss from neglect, and an upper respiratory infection. He was found as a stray and pulled from a shelter.
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June 25, 2014
With great sadness we are posting our loss. Champ took a turn for the worse suddenly and passed over the Rainbow Bridge this morning.
June 19, 2014
Champ was moved to Permanent Foster status because Champ he has a advanced case of spondylosis, which is dog arthritis in the spine. It is difficult for him to get up on his own so his foster mom has rigged a sling for his back legs so she can help him get up. Once he is up he can get around on his own. She has placed rugs and carpet squares all over the hardwood and tile parts of the house to help him get around more easily. He also got a pair of dog socks to help him with traction inside and out. It is all about quality of life and making him as comfortable as possible for as long as possible.
He's is currently taking pain meds and supplements to help keep him comfortable throughout the day. Champ's appetite is pretty good and he's even put on some weight. Plus, his fur is starting to slowly grow and get a bit of the golden glimmer that was missing when he came to us. All Champ wants right now is to be close to his foster mom and to soak up all the attention and love she can give him, when he's not sleeping of course. His foster mom is doing her best to make sure he gets all the love and care he needs.
June 11, 2014
GRRNT has moved Champ to Permanent Foster status. He has started eating better and is starting to gain some weight.
The following is a mix of estimated and actual healthcare costs.
TOTAL COSTS TO DATE: $ TBD
The following individuals and families have generously donated to GRRNT in the name of this Golden. Any donations that exceed the medical needs will be used to cover medical costs of other GRRNT dogs. We can't thank them enough for their support!
Heather D. - Dallas, TX
Kathleen J. - Annandale, NJ
Suzanne W. - Dallas, TX
Terri C. - Dexter, MO