Photo by Jen Cooper
How we helped: Medical expense grant for adoptable dogs
Date: October 11, 2012
Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio
Update on Lance - November 2012
"Having Lance's dental work done is the best thing that has happened to him. He is even more playful and eats so much better! We celebrated his 11th birthday in style, complete with cake, treats, and toys. Lance is a perfect dog, I can't imagine our family without him. Just wanted to let you know that your organization has made a huge difference in the life of a wonderful dog. Please don’t ever stop caring for seniors." - Pam & Lance
Sweet, snuggly and sprightly, Lance the Rough Collie celebrates his 11th birthday this month! The handsome senior appears the picture of health now, after undergoing a transformation that restored his honeyed coat and lively spirit. A while back Lance’s elderly owners could no longer care for him and had to surrender him to Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio (AHDRO). The poor boy had been living most of the time chained outdoors, neglected medically for years. He came to them with a murky matted coat, bad teeth, frightfully long nails and a mysterious lump—which turned out to be a benign tumor. He also needed updates on vaccinations, heartworm preventative meds and supplements for his arthritic joints. Grey Muzzle supplied a grant to help with medical expenses to treat his health issues. After going to live in a loving foster home and undergoing a “makeover” boost, Lance blossomed into the beauty you see here—and captivated everyone around him. He went from a tired old dog to an energetic dog who loves to romp and play, chase squirrels and wrestle with his brothers Max (another Collie from AHDRO) and Bosley (a terrier mix). Lance is now well-nourished and sleeps like an angel on a soft orthopedic bed. His devoted foster mom adores him and says he prances like a young pup when he’s excited, his tail relentlessly wagging. Rumor has it he may even have a girlfriend. Ah, the spirit of youth! Grey Muzzle is very happy to have played a part in Lance’s inspiring story and happy ending.