Every lady loves a day at the spa. And for this old girl, who came to the City of Gillette Animal Shelter as a grumpy, matted mess, it was just what she needed. After a bath and a haircut, shelter staff could see that she was pretty malnourished and also suffered from terrible arthritis in her hips. No wonder, Granny was a little grumpy.
The best vet guess is that Granny is at least 13. In dog years, that’s well into her senior years.
It was her age and ailments that landed Granny at Rest Easy my Friend Canine Rescue and Sanctuary.
Since coming to the shelter, and then to the rescue, Granny has been able to put on a few pounds, which has made her feel like a new girl, according to rescue owner Carolyn Sears.
“She enjoys eating and sleeping,” said Sears. “Every now and then, Granny forgets about her hips and her age and wants to jump and play, but her rear legs fail her.”
The type of arthritis Granny has causes her hips to pop out of joint. She would benefit from a surgery, but due to her advanced age, the procedure and recovery would be extremely difficult.
Also because of her arthritis, Granny needs a home without steps. She gets along with children, but none that will climb on her. She’s hard of hearing and also suffers from cataracts, so doesn’t see very well.
Sears calls a Granny a a real gem, saying she often considers changing her name because she certainly doesn’t act her age.
If you’d like to meet Granny or any of the other dogs at Rest Easy, check out their Facebook page or website.
Carolyn started the sanctuary to rescue senior and special needs dogs from euthanasia, with the belief that a dog’s age or medical condition shouldn’t be a death sentence.
Red Hills Veterinary Hospital, 4340 S Butler Speath Road
Call (307) 696-2525 to schedule your pet’s appointment