Misty is one of the sweetest girls to ever come into rescue. She was rescued from a shelter in Riverside in June 2018. Soon after, we noticed a lack of appetite and low energy level for a puppy of about 6 months of age.
Three weeks later, she was in a hospital, fighting for her life. She had severe pneumonia and wouldn’t eat or drink. A few vets recommended euthanasia. But they didn’t know Misty, and she is a fighter. Eventually she was diagnosed with Distemper.
The next 4 months were a testimony to this girl’s courageous spirit and will to live. She went through almost all the phases of this horrible disease that affects most of the systems in the body. She was determined to live, and she inspired us to keep her strong.
Misty had a lot of love and support behind her, with homemade meals, fresh goats milk, vet specialists and many many prayers. Slowly but surely she made it through.
Today Misty is a survivor! She still has some neurological symptoms, like involuntary muscle spasms on the right side of her body. She takes a low dose of phenobarbital to keep her free of seizures. The tremors are more noticeable when she is sleeping but does not cause her any pain. She can play, eat, walk and be a puppy without limitations.
Misty loves the company of other dogs, and will play with any and all of them all day long. Her foster brother Ryan is her best buddy. She still has plenty of puppy mischief in her, so watch out for your favorite pair of flip flops!
Misty isn’t looking for sympathy; she doesn’t want any pity. She just wants a yard with toys, a soft bed, one (or two) doggie playmates and a special family with a little extra love and care on the side. Do you have the perfect home for Misty?
If you are interested in meeting this dog, please fill out our online application first. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The minimum adoption donation ranges from $300 to $400. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. Prior to placement, all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are usually microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis. Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.