We are looking for a very special person to provide a loving foster home for a wonderful dog. Murphy is an extremely sweet, gentle, loving 12 year old 75 pound. Lab mix who Grateful Dogs Rescue agreed to take in because his owner, a former Grateful Dogs Rescue foster parent, is now terminally ill. His previous vet didn't run tests but recently gave him a tentative diagnosis of lymphosarcoma with a likely prognosis of just a couple of months. He is currently in a fabulous foster home but it's short-term.
Talk about good news/bad news. The Grateful Dogs Rescue vet saw Murphy yesterday for a second opinion, and tests show that he doesn't have cancer after all. However, he had a major seizure in the vet office lobby just as we were leaving.
If the seizure was brought on by the stress of being at the vet, he might never have another one. (He completely freaked out at the vet when he had TPLO surgery a couple of years ago and had to go home prematurely) Or he might have more seizures. There is no way of knowing. We have not talked to the vet yet about medications.
So we need to find very special longer-term foster parent who can deal with future seizures IF they every occur again. Ideally it would be a home with a living space (NOT a garage or basement) with no stairs because he does have some mobility problems. Also, it would be best not to have other dogs because they could be a problem if he seizes.
Please contact Grateful Dogs Rescue if you think you can help, or if you know of someone who might be able to help, or if you have any suggestions at all. Call 415 587 1121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org