Duchess- Adopted!

Duchess is a very sweet senior Boston Terrier female who we estimate to be about 8-10 years-old. She came to us from an overcrowded county dog pound where her chances for adoption were slim given her medical issues. When she arrived at Canine Lifeline, she looked to us like she had the classic symptoms of Cushing’s disease, a condition in which the body produces excess steroid hormones–a huge appetite and patches of hard, scaly skin. Blood tests confirmed our suspicions so Duchess was started on Lysodren to control her steroid levels. She’s currently on a maintenance dose of the drug and doing well. Duchess is very sweet and affectionate. She’s housetrained and excellent in a crate too. She gets along beautifully with other dogs of all sizes. We’re hoping to find a loving home for her where she’ll be welcome to live out her golden years. Thanks to a generous sponsor, Duchess’ adoption fee has been paid so that the adopter can focus on working with the vet to keep the Cushing’s Disease under control. Duchess weighs about 20 pounds. Please email Barb at bwible@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Duchess.

All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Prior to adoption all of our dogs are neutered/spayed, are heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up-to-date on vaccinations, wormed, and on flea and tick preventative.