Animal control called rescue to alert them about this poor little Boston, found as a stray and wondering the streets looking for something to eat and at the same time, trying to keep out of sight.
She looks like a puppy mill baby turned out to fend for herself after the last litter. The prognosis for this sweet little Boston celebrating the 4th was pretty grim.
She doesn't even have a name yet but she's already been rushed to the vet. She's lost an eye and her little coat has been ravaged by mange. She is riddled with worms but miraculously, she's heartworm negative. The vet estimates her age to be one year & she's already had at least a couple of litters!
As of this evening July Friday July 2nd, this little one is on the mend at the vets, but she's got a long way to go.
Any donation you care to make to help this little one will be greatly appreciated.
July 9th Update:
The "Little Girl" now has a name! She is Sarah Jane, and she is responding beautifully to the TLC, good food and medical attention she has received since coming into rescue. Sarah Jane has a long way to go to get back to good health, but she is making progress in leaps and bounds with the loving care of her foster parent.
July 28th Update:
Sarah Jane has made amazing progress in the four weeks she has been in rescue. The sutures from her eye surgery have been removed and that has healed with no complications. Her coat is looking so much better, she has even been spayed and is recovering nicely.
The following comments are from Sarah Jane's foster mom,
"Sarah Jane continues to amaze me, she does not know a stranger, whether person or dog, she loves to play. Each morning I walk around my farm for a check that all is well and all the dogs go with me it is quite a site with 4 boston's a greyhound and two brown dogs. She runs and runs and plays, when we start back we make a stop at one of the horse troughs and it flows over so there is some mud and she loves to lay in it and then drag through it on her belly."
"Whew, I could use a nap too."
"She is doing great with her house manners and housebreaking, it gets better every day. I tried to crate train her but was a complete failure, she just got herself so worked up trying to get out I was afraid she would hurt herself. So she gets to sleep with me, and she loves to be touching me."
"She is not food aggressive and waits patiently for her treats at night. She plays tug of war with the other dogs, she walks well on a leash, loves to ride in the cars and just falls asleep on the back seat. She does not have a problem with older children, cats or chickens."
Doesn't Sarah Jane sound like the perfect Boston?
Aren't I a pretty girl? I know that I am a very lucky girl.
Please don't forget that I will be available for adoption as soon as I am all better.
August 23rd Update
She continues to do better and better. As you can see she gets along with other dogs just great, she loves to play so if she could find a home with another dog that is as active as she is that would be great. She sleeps in my bed at night :) Does not chew, or dig, 95% potty trained, in fact I have to insist that she go out.
Yes, that is a VERY large dog
Sarah Jane is ready for her new home. If you would like to adopt her please fill out an online application.