Close your eyes and think of a puppy. Think about how soft they are and how good they smell. Think about how much energy they have before they flop down and take a long nap. Think of them curled up with you on the couch after a long day. They seem so sweet and so loving. Nevermind what they ate earlier, or tore up while you were gone, they are just sweet and innocent.
All puppies want that life, they want to run around a yard and tug on toys and eat your phone cords, but not every puppy gets it that easy.
Pookie came to Coastal Pet Rescue roughly two weeks ago with demodex mange. Thankfully this type of mange is not contagious, so he was able to be with other puppies his age.
We have seen a tremendous improvement in his physical health. His skin seems to be clearing up well, and we are optimistic about his fur regrowth.
Pookie is however having some trouble eating.
His foster mom noticed that he was slowing his food intake on Saturday.
She decided to begin giving him formula, and he ate some baby rice cereal the next day.
Monday morning he was still not up to eating as much as a puppy his age normally would be. He was given more formula every 3 hours and some pedialyte to make sure he was receiving all the nutrients he needs.
Pooke would appreciate it if you would take a moment and send a prayer, small donation, or come volunteer at our shelter so that his foster mom can spend more time with him.
The lives that have the largest impact on our hearts tend to take the most from us, need us the most, and are the most grateful. Pookie, and other puppies like him, need your help to keep their bright eyes open and hope to one day put paws on the earth outside.
If you would like to set up on orientation to volunteer at Coastal Pet Rescue please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to having you on our team!
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, you can also email email@example.com to set up a home visit.