Last night when we arrived home for our day at work and summer camp, my daughter and I found a tiny, tiny emaciated female Chihuahua sitting on the sidewalk in our front yard. She immediately came to me with very little hesitation, her pencil thin tail slightly wagging.
She is very thin and weighs about 3-4 pounds right now. She definitely needs to gain a few pounds to be at a healthy weight again. Naturally we scooped her up and took her inside. A busy residential street is no place for a tiny dog to be, let alone any lost creature.
We offered her a variety of pet food – dog kibble, canned dog food, Pupperoni treats, peanut butter and finally, after a lot of sniffing around she decided the kitty kibble was to her liking. She drank a ton of water too.
After that we gave her a quick bath to wash off the first layer of dirt & grime and gave her a doggy t-shirt to wear and a blanket to snuggle up with and placed her in our extra-large pet carrier for sleeping (since we weren’t sure of her tinkle habits or if she’s been housetrained).
Lately I think the “barking chain” has been telling dogs in need the lady in the white house will help you! If you aren’t familiar with the barking chain, it’s the string of dogs barking in Disney‘s 101 Dalmatians that helps Pongo & Purdy locate their puppies and find safe hideouts and transportation along their journey.
Tiny is very thin right now. She needs a trip to the Vet’s office to make sure she is otherwise healthy, she needs to be de-wormed, receive flea medication, receive her vaccinations and eventually get her spay surgery once she gains some weight. She is super friendly and gets along with everyone in the household.
Won’t you consider skipping your venti Starbucks or big lunch out today and donate a few dollars to Tiny so she can become a healthy, happy dog again? We are always happy to help critters in need as they have no voice of their own in this scary world of crazy humans that neglect, beat and abandon them. We can’t save them all, but with the help of generous donors during this difficult economy we can make a difference to the dog or cat that is no longer sleeping under a bush tonight or foraging for food in a garbage can. Your help is appreciated! Please remember to spay and neuter your pets.