Patti

Quick Bio

Age: Adult (3-8 years old)
Gender: Female
Breed: Shih Tzu
Size: Small (under 7kg)
Colour: Brown & White
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with dogs
  • House trained
  • Walks well on leash
  • Special needs
Adoption Status: Adopted
Description: 

Patty arrived today at the shelter... scared, cold, and confused. She didn't know why she was there and I think was in shock. I immediately fell for this little darling as she so obviously needs the love. She is a small (~3.5KG), sweet dog who wanted nothing more than to be held. She spent part of the day tucked into a volunteer's sweater and simply enjoying being with someone. We estimate that she is a bit older and her puppy years are behind her.
The shelter is a harsh environment for such a little, fragile soul. Please consider coming to BAPS to meet her. She could be the perfect addition to your family.

Medical history:
She has one more round of vaccinations to go (as of Nov. 25).
Not yet spayed.
Heartworm negative!

*Medical history updated:
• Patti has had two kidney stones removed so no further care needed in that area. But a special diet is recommended to prevent them from reoccurring. ( Royal Canin Urinary S/O formula with strictly portioned meal sizes ).
• Patty's shoulders are in rough shape and also inoperable. This means she'll likely need daily supplements to help her stay well.
• She is currently on NSAID or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) to help her with the pain in her shoulder joints induced by her arthritis there. But, we are aiming to change this to glucosamine/chondroitin supplement and an omega fatty acid supplement daily instead of medication.

* The cost of the supplements - a concern for anyone thinking of adopting I'm sure - is surprisingly quite cheap! We've looked at some options on the iHerb website and the total cost is quite low. 3 months of the omega supplement is less than $20 and 50 days of the glucosamine/chondroitin supplement is about $15. Basically, about $15/month for both supplements.*

Patty is a BAPS dog, which means anyone interested in fostering or adopting her will need to complete the adoption application (http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/adoption-application) and volunteer two Sundays in a row (from 11-3) at our shelter. For an adoption, one must complete a month long trial to make sure you and the dog are a good fit! You can visit the shelter page for more information!
*BAPS also has a sponsorship program. Anyone interested can give 200,000 won for a dog to have their full health check, be neutered or spayed, and get any necessary dental work. If you are interested in sponsoring Patty, please let us know!
*Update 27th January*
Patti's mum can't imagine life without her. So, this little girl is going home to the USA with her where she will meet her canine brother. Congratulations Patti, if any dog ever deserved a break , it was you!

*Update December 21st*
Sweet, adorable Patti... Who has now officially had a name change! No longer does she end her name in a droopy y, but instead a perky little i. Haha.
On the more serious end of things, we've gotten all the information we need to know about Patti from her visit. She will be put on a special food and strict diet. This information will hopefully prevent these old problems from reoccurring. *Please check out updated Medical history*
Meanwhile, Patti's foster mom reports nothing but good things about this darling baby girl. She is feeling SO much better these days since recovering from her surgery. She's actually able to be a dog again. It's fantastic! Please consider opening your heart and home to this amazing girl. She deserves everything good in the world. Let's show her that she's not a forgotten dog that can be just thrown away because she's not a pokey little puppy anymore. She still needs and deserves all the love in the world and she will repay you with her own 100 fold.
*Update December 16th*
Patty went to see a specialist on the weekend. There was a LOT of information given in a short period of time. We think after some antibiotics she'll heal up from the surgery that removed the stones from her bladder. Those stones will be analyzed and a special diet will be determined for her so that they don't reoccur. But it looks like little Patty's shoulders are in rough shape and also inoperable. This means she'll likely need daily supplements to help her stay well.
She really does deserve the chance at a good life. Just because someone decided she was took broken and abandoned her doesn't mean that we're going to give up on her!
*UPDATE Dec. 13*
Sweet little Patty went in to see her amazing vet on Wednesday but didn't receive the best of news on her follow-up. She still has a rather high white blood cell count and that means lingering infection. So tomorrow she's off to see a specialist in another part of town to see if we can remedy the problem and start getting her all fixed up and new.
Her foster mom, in the mean time, reports that she continues to do better and better and is still a sweet, loving little pup.
There is still fundraising on her behalf happening, so please, check the last update for details on that!
*UPDATE Dec. 13*
Sweet little Patty went in to see her amazing vet on Wednesday but didn't receive the best of news on her follow-up. She still has a rather high white blood cell count and that means lingering infection. So tomorrow she's off to see a specialist in another part of town to see if we can remedy the problem and start getting her all fixed up and new.
Her foster mom, in the mean time, reports that she continues to do better and better and is still a sweet, loving little pup.
*Update Dec. 10*
WOW. What a hard couple of weeks for this pup.
Patty went into foster care and was checked out by our amazing volunteer vet, Mina Seo at PetCare Animal Hospital in Busan. What was found was nothing short of HORRIFYING. What one volunteer previously thought was a bladder infection turned out to be two GIANT kidney stones. (Check out the x-ray to see how severe.) These were removed and Patty was spayed at the same time as well. A big procedure for a little girl like this! She has other things that will need looking at in the future, however.
But first she is recovering in the loving care of an amazing foster mom who had the following to say about Patty's future needs:
"Right now the main thing is recovery from her surgery. That's Mina's main concern. Next is she's been limping since I took her in so there is definitley something wrong this her right front leg. Also her eyes have had a gooey film on them which she is getting eye drops for. I've also noticed a slight rash under her fur, but it may just be dry skin from the winter air. But like I said Mina's biggest concern is recovery from surgery and that there is no major damage to Patti's kidneys. Right now she is peeing normally and has not had an accident today. (Usually pees multiple times an hour and even in her crate when I take her some place.) I think the surgery has really helped her bladder already and you can see a difference in her. Wednesday is her next appointment so I can give u more details after Mina looks at her."
One of our volunteers, Stephan (stephan.picher@gmail.com) is doing fundraising on Patty's behalf. If you'd like to contribute please get in touch with him via Facebook or email to make a contribution to help out Patty!
*Update - Nov. 25th*
Patty experienced her third volunteer day yesterday (including her original intake day) and all volunteers have nothing but good things to say about this adorable little teddybear of a pup. She likes her walks, but doesn't need long ones as those little legs tire fast. With more practice she'll no doubt get better at slightly longer distances. She's also very comfortable in one's arms and has no qualms with being carried around. She is very calm, doesn't seem to bark, and got along fine with all the other dogs she encountered.
Unfortunately, we suspect that Patty might have some medical issues and really needs to head into a foster home to get them cleared up. The initial medical foster is only for 1 week so she can be brought to the vet and have some tests done. If the results aren't in her favour, then we'll be looking for somewhere she can stay a little longer. If you think you can help please contact us!

If you'd like to help contribute towards Patty's vet fees please get in contact with BAPS volunteer Stephan (http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/users/stephan) as he's handling the collection and vet bills for Patty.

Adoption Fee: ₩100,000
Location: Busan - 부산
Living Situation: In a shelter

Comments

Justine Eaton's picture

Love this little one, i kept thinking about her all night. I live far from Busan but would be there in a heartbeat if i lived closer to Busan to meet her and foster her and find a forever home for her.

Stephan's picture

Where are you located?

You can always help by sharing her profile! :)

Justine Eaton's picture

Im located in Icheon not Incheon, 4.5 hrs away from Busan.

Stephan's picture

Ah yes, very far... But share share share! The more people that know about her, the better. =)

If I didn't already have three of my own and a foster I'm sending to my parents she wouldn't have spent a single day night the shelter.

Justine Eaton's picture

Yes far. I just recently saved a dachsund from Yangju shelter and re-homed him with lovely people. He is doing so well. I would love to adopt but Im from SA so its really expensive to take a dog back home with me, so im doing my part by fostering doggies and finding them forever, loving homes.

Lois.Mom's picture

Congratulations, Patti. I know your going to a great home in the US now.