No one in the vet clinic can believe their eyes when Dobby’s owner walked into the room with him to get treated. Nobody could barely recognize the dog as he came in looking all red and furless. The workers fell astounded and heartbroken, but they knew they have to help him at that moment.Vet technician Sara Harper first met Dobby back in January 2016. She works in a vaccine clinic ran by Concerned Citizens for Animal Welfare in Florida. Upon seeing the animal, something inside herself persuaded Sarah to help heal him.The woman who brought Dobby in told the workers that the animal is about five years old and never experienced seeing a vet ever in his life. Sarah and the other workers felt horrified at how malnourished the dog became. They described him as all bloody and raw while his toenails grew very long that they rolled into his forefoot pads.Dobby’s owner confessed to using only flea powder intended for carpets for vacuuming as she declined to spend any amount of money for him. Sarah begged the owner to let them care for Dobby as a rescuer moving forward, and luckily the owner agreed to surrender the dog.One of the vets working with Sarah gave her permission to take the animal to her clinic, although closed that day, so they can attend to Dobby as promptly as possible. They busied themselves into bathing him, clipping his nails, and prepared to take blood tests to screen any infirmity. The canine never lashed out nor complained during the entire procedure and seemingly appeared grateful even.Dobby eventually came under the care of Pawsibilities Rescue, where he received continues support while on the healing process. He underwent medicated baths that helped heal his skin and eventually grew his fur back. He ultimately met his forever family soon while on recovery, and now gets the love and support he needs.Thanks to our friends from The Dodo for the original story.
So you want to know more about me, eh? Well, I am a Canadian, husband, and father of two young men.
I would say boys but they are not really “boys” anymore. They are 19 and 17. But they will always be my little ones. :-)
And, of course, we also have a dog. He is an Affenpinscher. Also affectionately known as a Monkey Dog.
His name is Monty. Yes, it is after Monty Python as he is a funny, crazy character.
Dogs have always been a part of my life. My parents started and owned a Dog and Cat boarding kennel just 20 minutes north of Victoria, on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia.
I started this website as a way to give back to the dog community. Which is full of many extraordinary dogs and owners doing many different and exciting things.
I hope you come back often to enjoy the wondrous stories I find.
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