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Baby Tasha

6-7 Weeks / Tasha

Long Coat

Black & Tan

Good with big dogs:

Yes

Good with cats:

Unknown

Baby Tasha

Hi Everyone!


CAN’T CATCH A BREAK: When Talon and Tasha were rescued after being abandoned with their mother, we thought that would be the end of their troubles and the beginning of a new life. On Day One they had a bath to remove the dirt and filth that seemed to be never ending. Even though they were clean, that was just the beginning. Most of the scabs and bumps hidden beneath their fur had an engorged tick attached to them. We removed them as gently as we could while they lay in our laps, quietly, with the stoic demeanor that no 8-week old puppy should ever have to display. Then they laid quietly nestled together.


Day Two, they finally pooped. But, it wasn't the poop of a normal puppy. It was full of grass and twigs and other debris, and small bits of rubber-like material. As the day progressed we saw more and more debris. And then came the biggest shock, a disposable glove! We knew then that these girls had endured more than any puppy should ever have endured and they had survived. They were now romping around with each other, playing with their new toys.


Our joy was short-lived, though, when Talon began throwing up and her stool slowly became softer and softer. Our biggest concern was a blockage of some sort after seeing everything that they had eaten. We rushed her to the vet and our hearts sank when the doctor walked into the room and told us that she tested positive for Parvo.


We had thought they were over their difficult journey, only to learn that that journey was still ongoing and getting more difficult by the hour. What we couldn't have seen the day that we rescued the puppies and their mom into Coastal was the virus, that they had been exposed to, was still brewing in Talon’s system. Her sister, a little bigger and stronger, didn’t test positive for Parvo, but positive to a severe case of Giardia.


Talon (sweet Tally for short) was hospitalized and entered the fight for her life. It is never an easy thing to see the Vet Tech leave the room with an 8-week old puppy in their arms, knowing that they will be going through hell, knowing that you can't hold them and reassure them every step of the way, but that's what we had to do, knowing it was her only chance to survive. We held our collective breath knowing that Parvo is devastating and a very difficult sickness to overcome.


In her two full days with us after rescue, the one thing we learned about Sweet Tally, though, was that she is a fighter. She has spunk and grit and a strong will to live. Thankfully for that and for a new Parvo treatment, Talon turned the corner and started to grapple her way back to health.


Both puppies are being carefully treated and monitored to help them get back to 100% health and to overcome the challenges of what being abandoned on the streets can do to such young dogs. They are both in a loving foster home with constant care and supervision. Today, we are breathing just a little bit easier. We are hopeful now that both girls can recover and experience the great future they deserve.


Our Vet bills for Talon and Tasha’s care are significant. Just Talon’s 1st 24-hour stay at the Vet was $2600. Sadly, in 2024 Rescues like ours don’t get any break in pricing like we used to a few years ago and Vet bills are one of our biggest expenses. Please consider donating if you can so that we can be able to help more dogs like Talon and Tasha.



This dog is new to the rescue. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

If you are interested in meeting this dog, please fill out our online application first. Contact us via email at info@coastalK9gsr.org. The minimum adoption donation ranges from $300 to $400. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. Prior to placement, all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are usually microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis. Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.

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