NO PHONE CALLS: please just fill out an adoption application to be approved. This is a special needs dog.
READY FOR ADOPTION: This sweet young cocker pup was born with a heart problem (Pulmonic Stenosis) and needed surgery ASAP to live. She has had her surgery and is doing well because CCR stepped up to help her. Katie Sue is like the energizer bunny with no off switch even with her heart issues. She is loving, friendly and very active. She is on heart medicines that may change depending on what is needed to help her live her life. The owner who adopts her will need to keep an eye on her activity level so that she doesn't overdo it. She will need an owner who can afford $600 for heart echo tests as needed to keep her healthy.The vet specialist said it is possible that she may need another heart surgery down the road as she grows up, maybe, maybe not, depending on how she does and feels through the years. If another surgery is needed later on as she ages, you are looking at $2500 plus based on vet specialist costs now. If you can afford these costs for this dog, please consider adopting her, she is a really nice girl and deserves a loving, caring home environment. She will do best in a calm to moderately active l home and a fenced yard is preferred.
Meet Katie Sue, a Cocker Spaniel puppy about 8 months old. At 11 weeks, she needed immediate surgery to save her life.Thanks to our rescue taking her in the surgery was done and she is doing well. It has been a long road of recovery for her. She was part of a litter of pups born July 25th of last year to a breeder. Within just a few weeks this lady noticed that she wasn't feeling well so she took her to NC State for a heart echo test.The vet diagnosed her with a grade 6/6 heart murmur saying that she has Pulmonic Stenosis-a severe condition. He told her that this pup could fall over dead at any given moment unless she agreed to do surgery to save her life. The owner told him that this dog was of no value to her if it was going to cost her the price he gave her. She refused to do surgery saying It wasn't worth it to her to save this pups life. She did take the heart medicine that was given to her and he told her to restrict this girl pup from playing or being a puppy, just crate rest and heart medicine to slow down her over- burdened heart.
At home, Katie was never given any medicine, the breeder just let her continue to live in pain knowing that she could die any time. She didn't care that she wasn't feeling well, needed the medicine to help her heart and that this pup needed love and kindness too, like any dog who isn't feeling well would from their owner. Instead, she was miserable, in pain and with no human to care what happened to her. The vet eventually found out that the breeder hadn't bothered to give her the life saving heart medicine. He decided to get this pup away from her by asking the lady if she would agree to give her up and allow them to surrender her over to a rescue if they would take her in. She agreed, so he contacted our rescue, explained the situation and told us what was needed medically to help her live life as close to that of a normal dog as possible. We drove the distance to get her and then we got a 2nd opinion from our rescue vet. We then had to raise $2500 to $3000 to pay for her life saving care of surgery which was done on November 15th at NC State. Her care has included ultrasounds, heart medication and several months of recuperation to help her heal and get stronger. She was spayed after some recovery time when strong enough for another surgery. Time was critical to save this girl's from death.....our rescue needed immediate financial help to save her life! Thank you so much to all of who showed your kindness by donating to help this sweet cocker girl pup to live...... She wasn't ready to die and luckily, we were able to save her with your financial help. Now she is ready for adoption and looking forward to finding a home. She really needs someone who will love her because she is special and hopefully we can find her a home with someone who will always care about her and never let her suffer ever again. This little sweetheart would love to be your new best friend, sweet baby girl and we know that she will be a wonderful companion to share your life with. She is super active and will need a diligent, caring owner who will go the extra mile to keep her healthy, afford her vet costs as needed and love her for the special little girl that we have come to know. She is a busy, very active special needs puppy and WE DO NOT RECOMMEND AN ELDERLY OWNER as she would just wear you out. She is indeed the energizer bunny with no off switch even with this heart condition.
Her adoption fee is: $400.
The costs to care for her as she grows up are shown above in this bio. If you can afford to care for her as needed, she would love to find her perfect forever home with you. If you are unable to cover the costs of her future care, than this is not the right dog for your needs.