Hello, I'm Si

Status: Manageable
Animal Type(s): Small Dogs
Gender: Male
Approx. date of birth: May. 2015
Breed: Mixed
Intake date: November 29, 2016
Current location: Edmonton
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Energy level: Medium
Good with dogs: Yes

January 4/16 update: I have seen specialists and surgeons at the Guardian Veterinary Centre, and my current prognosis is “guarded.” They found out I have multiple liver shunts. As a result, I am a poor candidate for Surgery.  My condition will, instead, need to be managed. At the moment I am not in discomfort.  I am a happy little guy and I love playing with the resident dog at my foster home.  The best SCARS can do for me is to keep me happy and comfortable.  Unfortunately, it is believed that my life will be cut short. The vet gives me maybe three more years at best, but anything can happen. I could go into liver failure and start to have seizures or, with some luck, I could continue to do well. I am currently on meds that I need for the rest of my life and I also need to stay on a low protein diet. For now, life is good.

There is a potential for me to be adopted to a home that would work with SCARS to maintain the type of care I need. It would need to be a quiet, stress-free home that would maintain my meds and low protein diet. One more thing about me… I do go outside but I drink a lot of water and sometimes I do have accidents in the house.  As a result, my foster mom puts a belly band on me.  I would love to have a person or family to call my own so that I can live life to the fullest.  Is that you?

Dec. 13 – I’m just a young guy about 1 1/2 years old.   I’m missing an eye that had been removed before I came to SCARS and since I can’t tell them the story what happened there remains a secret.  When my rescuer picked me up she thought I had some head trauma. She rushed me to the vet and it turns out I’m a sick little boy.  I’m suffering from a liver shunt and will require surgery.  I’m liking it at my foster home and am relaxing until my surgery.  Please keep me in your thoughts and Foster mom will update soon.

Please note: If other cats/dogs in your home are not spayed/neutered, we will deny your application. SCARS exists due to lack of spaying/neutering and it is our goal to end this cycle. If there is a documented medical reason for your animal to not be spayed/neutered, we will work with you.