Category: “Mitral Valve Disease (MVD)”

Joys of Adopting a Senior Dog

 
Delilah Before - J. Wierski 2013

Delilah's arrival photo

  During the summer of 2013. I was starting to think about adopting another Cavalier as a “sibling” for my Florence. Diane Lombardo sent me information about a senior named Delilah along with her pictures. Delilah had come from a backyard breeder and did not look like the typical, fluffy Cavaliers I had seen. Delilah was shaved down, skinny, and looked so pathetic. She was 11 years old and had a heart condition. Diane told me to “think about it” because “she is a total love bug”.   Well I loaded up the car with Florence to meet Delilah and Ken Kates, her current foster parent. It was love at first sight! Delilah jumped into my arms and that was it! After a few months under my care, Delilah started to look like a Cavalier! Her fur grew in and she put on some weight. What struck me though was Delilah’s personality! She was happy all the time, her tail constantly wagged. She had pep and spirit! Delilah was outgoing and had no fear!   I can’t imagine my life without Delilah! She brings me so much joy and I’m glad that I am able to provide her with a better life. Senior dogs have just as much vigor and life as younger dogs! People tend to want to get younger dogs, because they will be around longer, etc., but older, senior dogs should be given a second chance because they give so much life! - Jennifer Wierski
Lovely Delilah - now 13

Lovely Delilah - now 13

 

Molly Update

Thank you to all who have donated to Molly's care! We are so pleased that she's our first grant recipient. We were able to contribute $200 towards her care in December and are sending an additional $300 to her vet this week. We could not have done this without your generosity! 
Our first grant recipient, Molly

Our first grant recipient, Molly