Valentine was picked up off the street on Valentine’s Day 2012. Her leg was snapped in half, probably from being hit by a car; she was emaciated; and she was in a lot of pain. We brought her straight to the vet, but she was too malnourished for surgery at that time. After putting some weight on, the vet did a wonderful job on plating & pinning her leg. She has fully recovered and can now run like a champ. Val absolutely loves to play with her pack of other dogs. She really is a great, loving girl.
Shortly after getting her home, we noticed she would regurgitate her food. A scan revealed that Val suffers from a condition called PRAA (Persistent Right Aortic Arch). PRAA is a rare condition that you don't usually see in 2 year old dogs. The PRAA has also caused another condition known as Megaesophagus.
Valentine might require surgery for her PRAA, but it is very risky and there are no guarantees on the success. For now, she eats her special, liquefied diet elevated and we restrict her from playing with other dogs for extended periods of time to keep her from regurgitating and having difficulty breathing.
Val was spayed, had her cauliflowered ears removed, and we re-directed one of her ear canals.
Val does require a little extra care, but her personality shines bright. She loves everyone, human and canine.
Our adoption fee is $195 – All dogs are current on vaccinations, spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, on heartworm prevention, and are fed top of the line grain-free food.