Hannah is a 5 year old, 51 lb (working on gaining weight) spayed female, GSD mix. She has the sweetest, most grateful personality of any dog we’ve ever met.
Hannah came to us on 14 April 2022 blind, diabetic, anemic, emaciated, full of worms and had skin and puncture wounds on the entire right side of her face and neck. Since being in our care, Hannah has received three rounds of dewormer and is worm free. Hannah’s skin/neck wounds have been treated and fully healed. On June 2nd Hannah had a full body ultrasound snd all her organs look to be in great shape. Hannah continues to slowly gain weight. Hannah’s two main concerns are her diabetes and her eyes – both of which need lifelong care. On June 29th, Hannah received cataract surgery to restore her vision. The surgery was a success and Hannah has full vision in both eyes; however, due to the severity of the cataracts and how long they had gone untreated, Hannah’s left eye has corneal edema and she will need eye drops for life – she is currently on Prednisolone Acetate (2x daily), Dorzolamide (3x daily) and Latanopost (2x daily in Left eye only). Hannah knows when it’s time for drops and sits still until they are given. She will need to be under the care of a Veterinary Ophthalmologist for life, with at least pressure checks every 3 months and bi-annual checkups – this is a requirement for adoption. Diabetes is a lifelong condition that needs to be CAREFULLY managed. Diabetic dogs need a low-fat diet but prescription food is NOT required. We have Hannah on a mix of low-fat kibble and home cooked food (chicken and green beans) and she is thriving – good stools and no upset belly. Meals need to be weighed out so she is getting the same balanced nutrition per meal. Insulin administration is dependent on meals. Insulin needs to be administered twice a day after each meal, 12 hours apart, via a syringe – this is EVERY day FOR LIFE. We have gotten a great routine down for her injections (small bowl of water with chicken broth) – she happily drinks it up while I inject her – no issues. Managing diabetes is NOT hard and diabetes if well managed does not shorten a dog’s life…CONSISTENCY is key for a long, healthy life and YES, diabetic dogs can and DO live long, healthy lives. We give Hannah a multivitamin, B12 and ocular vitamins, but aside from Novolin-N insulin she doesn’t need any additional medications at this time. We would love for Hannah to go to a home that already has experience caring for diabetic dogs, to include injecting as well as home testing using a handheld pet glucometer.
Hannah is a low energy dog. She is EXTREMELY sweet and well behaved. She is fully house trained, has never attempted to chew/destroy anything in the home and listens very well. This sweet girl aims to please and just wants to love and be loved in return. She is not bothered by thunderstorms and also has no issue going potty out in the rain. Hannah does well in the car - no car sickness or anxiousness. Hannah is very scared of vet visits and does best if she can be on a lap or held tightly as a security blanket. Hannah LOVES her walks and will get quite chatty if you take too long when she is ready to go! She also loves going outside to explore, but is just as happy to nap inside on a comfy dog bed. Hannah is VERY SHY upon meeting new people. It takes her a bit to warm up to newcomers so introductions must be slow. Once Hannah has decided she likes you, the kisses, tail wiggles and flops in your lap will follow – she has a very loving and funny personality! We suspect at some point she was abused/mistreated bc very loud voices and groups of children can sometimes startle her – despite this, she has ZERO aggression. A quieter home without young children would be best for her to feel safe and secure. Hannah is dog friendly. She is non-reactive towards other dogs on walks (no barking or visible reaction at all) and in her foster home she gets along well with her current foster brother who is a senior, male German Shepherd. We believe Hannah would do well with another low energy/calm dog or also be perfectly happy as an only dog. Hannah is used to having a person home with her most of the day, so that would also be ideal for her forever home. We would like to find a home with a similar environment to her foster home to make the transition as smooth as possible.
The ideal adopter for Hannah would be a calm home with canine diabetes experience who is committed to making her a priority and making her part of the family, this girl is such a love! A yard with a fence so Hannah can have the freedom to explore off-leash is also required. Due to Hannah’s needs, we believe experience is more important than location, so we are willing to consider an out of state adoption should we find the PERFECT fit.
Hannah is located in Central Florida.
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The adoption donation defrays the cost of veterinary care, food, preventatives, and medical supplies for dogs cared for by Rescue Rebels. As a 100% volunteer organization all proceeds go towards continuing the program's efforts.