Yoshi is an incredibly sweet 7-8 year-old Golden (mix?) who’s had a rough time of it lately but is on the mend and ready to make a fresh start with a new family. This handsome boy was surrendered to a county dog shelter by the family of his owner. His owner was dying of cancer and no one in the family was able to care for Yoshi. While his owner was sick, Yoshi lost about 20 pounds but no one took Yoshi to the vet to see what might be wrong. The shelter contacted us for help with him so he made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he could get the medical attention that he needed. Yoshi’s bloodwork came back fine but an x-ray revealed a mass on his spleen. Our vet performed an emergency splenectomy and the mass was sent out for biopsy. We were all on pins and needles for a few days waiting for the results but are thrilled to report that the pathology report indicated that the growth was a benign hemangioma—no evidence of malignant cancer! Yoshi is a very lucky boy all things considered and is going to make the most of his new lease on life. He has recovered well in a foster home from his surgery and is now ready to search for a great new home. Yoshi is working on gaining weight and eats 3 meals a day in his foster home. He would do best in a home where someone is home much of the time so he can live the life of a very pampered pup and enjoy many hours of human companionship each day. Yoshi gets along well with other dogs of all sizes so would do well in a home with other calm, gentle dogs. He has had no accidents in his foster home and has excellent crate manners so should pick up the housetraining routine quickly in his new home. Yoshi is a long-legged lanky boy who weighs about 50 pounds now but needs to gain 10-20 more to be at his ideal weight. His adoption fee is $150. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. At the time of his surgery, Yoshi also had a much-needed dental cleaning so now flashes a pearly white smile. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Yoshi. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. We have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 7 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there. Yoshi’s medical bills totaled over $1300. If you’d like to make to donation to help with his expenses, please submit an online donation on our website at www.caninelifeline.org or send a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thanks from Yoshi and Canine Lifeline!