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Post by AnnaT on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:36 pm



Hope - Staffie x Whippet *SPECIAL APPEAL* LOOKING FOR A HOME!
DOB - Feb - 2012
Hope is a  Staffie x Whippet who is having a very special appeal for a forever home going out.
Although this lady is just a baby, she is terminal and so we are currently searching for a specific home for her that she can end her days in, surrounded by lots of love and understanding.
The vet has given her approx 3 months to live.
Hope has a condition called Pulmonary Systosis. The cardiologist has ruled out operating on her due to how advanced it is.
She has recently had a heart scan done and the right hand side of her heart is extremely enlarged now and soon she will go into heart failure.
With this condition it means that one day her heart will fail. It will be quick and with little warning and she will die quickly. There is very little in medication that can be given when heart failure starts. A dog can live for years whilst in heart failure, but this will not be the case for Hope.

Hope arrived with us from Nottingham after an urgent appeal went out for her. She had been found as a stray, but never claimed and the pound vet confirmed that she did have a Grade 4 heart murmur. The pound knew that the chances of her finding a rescue placement was slim, but agreed to give her a few extra days to see if anybody would come forward. We ok'd her 2 days before she was due to die.

On arrival Hope was very thin and had a very bad stomach bug which caused her horrendous diarrhoea. It was a very hard to shift bug but we got there in the end and that is when she started to weight gain. She is now at the ideal weight for her size.
She had signs of a flea allergy at some stage in her life. You could see where she had nibbled some hair away on her back. We retreated her for fleas/mange and also wormed her.

When Hope first arrived she got on well with the other dogs here, but she then came into season and started to get snappy with them, so we are now searching for a home for her as an only dog.
Hope could be homed with cats or other small furry pets.

Hope's exercise regime is very strict. She can only have a maximum of two half an hour walks per day. These walks need to be done in seclusion and away from other dogs. If she shows any signs of tiredness she would need to be taken home and rested.
At her age with a normal puppy, I would be pushing her socialising, but any extreme excitement could exhaust her, so we steer clear of other dogs here because we want her to have an enjoyable and stress free time.
It is very important that Hope is kept onlead for her walks. She can trot on an extendable lead when in fields, but she cannot race around. This is by order of the cardiologist!

Hope is wary of strangers but extremely cuddly and affectionate with her handler. Her favourite hobby is to lay curled up next to you on the sofa. She will snooze for hours on your lap. She loves human contact and is a joy to have around the house.

Hope bonds strongly with her handler. I am looking for someone who will take her adoption seriously. She only has a short time left and I would like that time to be filled with joy for Hope.

At the present time, Hope is not ill. She is a typical puppy who is happy and playful and lives life to the full.
She was not like this on arrival though - very timid, shut down and cringed at fast movements. She has not had a great start and it seems to be men that have caused the problem as they are who she is most wary of. Luckily this is only initial and once she gains your trust (takes about 1 minute!) then she will snuggle up to you and be firm friends.

Hope cannot be homed with children. The excitement levels that children have would be too much for Hope with her condition. I would like to see her in a calm environment for the rest of her life.

Hope has been fully vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. She will also go to her new home with her heart scan details. Unfortunately she cannot be spayed as the operation would kill her.
She is just finishing her season here in rescue. I doubt that she will see another one.

She will need a fully enclosed and secure garden to mooch about in with fence heights at a minimum of 5 foot all the way round.

A homecheck will be done and a donation to the rescue applies.

Furry Friends Animal Rescue (Surrey)
Tel; 02084071080/07973569371
Email: Adrs@aol.com
Website: www.furryfriendsrescue.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/HopeFurryFriends


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Post by Amelia66 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:13 pm

Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad oh the poor little dear, what a rough start.

i hope she finds a loving home for the rest of her days
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Post by Thumper2001 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:41 pm

That is so sad Crying or Very sad

I hope someone comes forward soon, she deserves some time in a happy home.
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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:17 pm

Oh dear Bless her all I've done since I logged on the forum is cry Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

Hope this special girl get's to have a special home as she so deserves it Hugs Hugs


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Post by AnnaT on Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:09 pm

Still here
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Post by Thumper2001 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:40 pm

Oh no!!! I really thought someone would have come forward by now Sad
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Post by AnnaT on Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:12 pm

Still waiting for a home
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Post by AnnaT on Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:45 pm

Still looking for a home
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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:03 pm

Oh it's such a shame it makes me so sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

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Post by FluffSlave on Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:49 pm

Oh no, the poor girl Sad

I really hope that she finds love and happiness before her time comes.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:21 pm

Is there any news on Hope? How is she? Did she find a home?
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Post by FluffSlave on Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:40 pm

I so hope she did Sad
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Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:41 pm

Me too. I often think of her Sad
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Post by AnnaT on Mon May 20, 2013 2:55 pm

Hope has a condition called Pulmonary Stenosis.
Although she still has a heart problem, a small miracle has happened!
What was supposed to happen with the the condition was that as she grew, the narrowed artery was supposed to get narrower and cause heart failure.
She is now almost fully grown and she recently had a heart scan to see where we were at with the progress of the heart issue. Instead of the expected happening, the artery has grown with her heart, so although still narrow, it has adapted as she grew.
It does mean that she is still unable to be spayed or have any operations, but it has been confirmed that she could have many years left in her now.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Mon May 20, 2013 3:43 pm

This has really made me smile Smile
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Post by FluffSlave on Mon May 20, 2013 4:46 pm

Oh, wow! Very Happy

That is such fab news.
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Post by Sparky on Mon May 20, 2013 7:15 pm

Oh my gosh, that is great news Very Happy

Now she just needs a fabulous new home....
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Post by AnnaT on Thu May 30, 2013 2:35 pm

Still waiting for that special someone to see Hope
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Post by AnnaT on Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:21 pm

Still looking for a home
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Post by AnnaT on Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:06 pm

Still waiting for a home.
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Post by AnnaT on Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:41 pm

Hope is still looking for a home.
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Post by AnnaT on Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:35 pm

Hope is still looking for a home.
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Post by AnnaT on Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:55 pm

Hope is still looking for a home
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Post by AnnaT on Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:51 pm

Still waiting for a home
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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:17 pm

I'm sad to hear that this beautiful girl has still not found a home  Sad 

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