51375 – Titan
Medical Case – Heartworms 🙁
Why choose me?
Update 6/27: This senior boy, Titan, has been dog tested with an un-neutered male and passed his test!!! And……He walks pretty nicely on a leash (see video)
Update 6/16: Today, was Titan’s first bath since being at animal control. Shortly after his arrival, he had tumor surgery and stitches so a bath wasn’t advisable.
Since he really seems to like splashing in the kiddie pools in the interaction areas, I thought he would likely be into a good shampoo and spray down, and boy, I was right! He thought the shampoo massage was the best thing ever as you can see by the smile on his face in his bath pic.
Titan is looking for an adopter or a rescue who will give this senior dog a chance. He is sweet, gentle, loves treats (peanut butter–not so much), and appreciates all of the pets you are willing to spare.
Update: We’ve got some good news and bad news on Titan. The good news is that he’s a friendly guy who is now neutered. Moreover, two of his masses reduced in size with prednisone, so they’re nothing to worry about. Importantly, his heartworm disease is not very advanced–only stage 2–so he’s a great candidate for treatment. Yay! Unfortunately, the mass on his side is an atypical mast cell tumor. While it’s been mostly removed, it needs more tissue taken out and, because it’s in the muscle, it’s not something we can do while he is at the shelter. However, there is no metastisis evident in the x-rays so his prognosis is great! Anyone up for adopting or fostering this boy?
Update 5/13: Thanks to donations to the Spay/Neuter Fund, Titan is neutered and up-to-date on his basic vaccinations!
What’s the best way to keep cool on a hot day? Why, stand in a kiddie pool! Titan would do a little exploring and sit with me for a time under my umbrella, but he always found his way to the water for a little pool time. Then he’d come to me for a few treats, some pets, and a lot of scratches along his back. He was enjoying some fun in the sun. Titan hit it off with Misty at the fence, but he wasn’t too sure about males. Of course, being at the pound was all new for him. Titan is nine years old and has a few tumors which don’t seem to bother him. His former owner said he’s good with kids and was an outside dog. Unfortunately, he’s heartworm positive and not available for adoption until he is neutered. He was sweet with me, and it doesn’t seem to take much to make him happy–just some scratches, kind words, a few treats, and a kiddie pool for hot days!
Rescue groups - sponsorship funds are available
Thank you sponsors!
Laura – $50
Sherry – $100
Blake – $100