Countless animals arrive at our doorstep in desperate need of help. We have received dogs who are paralyzed, had cats abandoned in our parking lot, and seen strays arrive starving and wounded. MARL is dedicated to being... Read More
AVAILABLE FOR: Adoption
BORN: March 2016
BREED: Flat-Coated Retriever Mix
WEIGHT: 36 lbs.
MARL ARRIVAL: Kristy was brought to MARL as a stray.
BACKGROUND: Meet Kristy! Kristy was brought to MARL as a stray with both a spinal injury that left her partially paralyzed, and Heartworm Disease. Though Kristy might not have been dealt the best hand in life so far, we're extremely grateful that she ended up at MARL! Friendly, affectionate and always in a chipper mood, Kristy doesn't let anything slow her down and has made great progress in her treatment. She is now able to use her back legs, and is only continuing to get stronger. We're confident that in the right home, Kristy will continue to improve and will be the best dog for someone lucky. All she needs is a chance. Do you have room in your heart and your home for a dog like Kristy?
COMPATIBILITY: Based on our evaluation, we feel that Kristy has the potential to get along with other dogs. Kristy would do best in a home without cats.
MEDICAL NEEDS: Kristy suffered a spinal injury before coming to MARL that left her back legs partially paralyzed. In 3 weeks, Kristy has went from full paralysis to being able to use her back legs in a limited manner and can use the bathroom on her own. With such great improvement, MARL's veterinarians and a canine neurologist are confident that with continued exercise, she will regain the full use of her legs in time. Kristy has also tested positive for Heartworm Disease, and is available for foster/foster to adopt while she goes through her treatment. During this time, Kristy will also need to be brought to one of MARL's approved veterinarians for check ups and treatment (approximately 1-2 visits per month) for both her Heartworm and physical therapy assessments. If you have specific questions regarding Kristy and her treatment, please call our shelter at 248-335-9290.Apply for Adoption