Rosie was immediately admitted to one of the vet hospitals that YGRR works with. Her ears were scarred and had hematomas from years of untreated ear infections. She was given medication both to resolve her current infections and to make her more comfortable. She was treated for Lyme disease and spayed, as well. An x-ray showed that the heartworms were causing complications with both her heart and lungs. She was brought back to Riverview to recuperate and she was scheduled to begin her heartworm treatment.
At Riverview, the staff found Rosie to be as sweet as could be. Her manners, however, were somewhat lacking. Insecure, she jumped on everyone she met and needed some work on leash manners, as well. Our top priority, however, was getting her healthy, and this required months of restricted exercise to lessen the chance of a pulmonary embolism as the worms died off.
Finally the day came when Rosie was declared healthy and ready to find the perfect home. A very caring couple was called to come meet Rosie, and they fell in love with this beautiful and charming girl! Now Rosie goes for three walks a day and loves to meet new friends, both two and four-legged. She greets her adopters with a “hug” and a wagging tail whenever they get home. She loves to go for car rides and to play with her tennis balls. Rosie makes her adopters laugh each day by dragging a pillow from the bed downstairs and laying on it! Rosie’s adopters say that she has made them so happy. In return, Rosie will live the rest of her life being loved and cared for as every should be!