I took Sasha back to the vet last week for a follow-up visit; I meant to do it sooner, but time got away from me. Her thyroid level was low when she came to us in May, but we wanted to retest after she was healthier overall before putting her on any meds. It still tests low, so we started her on meds and will retest after two weeks of meds. Sasha’s skin is much better than when she arrived, but it’s still not completely healthy and healed. The vet prescribed a medicated shampoo and I bathed her with that for the first time tonight. She is so sweet… I had to leave the shampoo on for 5+ minutes before rinsing and she was so patient and wonderful while we waited. After she was all dry, I brushed her really well which she LOVED. I washed her favorite bed too. She was so happy when I put it down for her; she hopped in and curled up.
Shiba Inu Rescue of Texas has been going through their adoption applications looking for Sasha’s perfect home and it looks like they may have found one. When she goes back to the vet for her thyroid retest next Friday, she’ll get her interstate travel health certificate too. The next morning, I’m taking her on the first leg of her transport to Dallas.
She is so good natured, playful, and affectionate. Whenever I fall for a foster dog though, I have to ask myself "Is my home the perfect home for this dog?" This sweet girl needs a home of her own, where she isn’t stressed by the presence of other dogs and she gets all the attention and love. As much as I’m going to miss her, I’m excited to be sending her on the next step of her journey to that home.