The reason you see only one dog currently available for adoption is a good one. More dogs have “graduated” from The Farley Foundation and found homes!
We are in the process of transferring four of our residents to our northern rescue partner where they will ultimately be placed in loving homes. Betty and Boudreau were recently adopted locally. That leaves us with one special dog, Lazarus…more about him later.
Although we understand that there is still no shortage of rescue opportunities, as of the first week of May we will be taking time at The Farley Foundation to spring clean, re-group, re-structure and re-energize. We plan to be back in full force no later than June 1 with several new dogs available for adoption. Please stay tuned.
Currently, Lazarus, a/k/a “Laz,” a 60-pound, one year-old male boxer/St. Bernard/pit mix is available and would like a home, too! Please see his profile at: http://www.farleyfoundationnc.com/lazarus-male/
Laz is energetic and full of life but suffers from several conditions that require special attention. As indicated in his profile, Laz is substantially blind in both eyes and apparently is only able to see shadows, or images, at best. This does not deter him from enthusiastic play but he should be kept in a fenced or otherwise confined area where he cannot hurt himself. Other than the basic issue of having little sight, this condition is completely manageable and requires no treatment. Relying on key words and commands, Laz is sure to make his way into your heart. He likes going for walks and car rides and loves playing with squeaky toys and catching falling rain drops in his mouth from the sky.
More problematically however, Laz has been diagnosed with the early stages of protein-losing nephropathy (PLN) kidney disease. This results in excess loss of protein in the urine and ultimately kidney failure. Treatment includes a special diet and drugs that reduce protein loss and infrequent “petit” seizures. The cost of these drugs amounts to only a little $1.00 per day.
We rescued Laz because of his spirit and personality without recognition of the underlying medical issues. We are totally committed to help him live his life to the fullest irrespective of inconvenience or cost. Unfortunately, the reality is that he would have not survived otherwise.
Although Laz is completely content at our facility, we believe like with any dog, that he would thrive and prosper in a home of his own, outside of the shelter environment with an attentive, patient and loving owner/caregiver. If you would like to consider helping this very special guy, please let us know. We will discuss and answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you are able and willing to open your home and heart to Lazarus, we will discuss with you subsidizing the ongoing costs of his care. Also, we have a wonderful group of volunteers who, if needed, would be delighted to assist transporting him to and from veterinarian appointments.
Our objective, as it is with all dogs rescued by The Farley Foundation, is to focus on Lazarus’s best interest by providing him with the care and loving forever home he deserves.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MOST RECENT ADOPTERS!