This lovely gal arrived in our care on July 17 and has made herself right at home in foster care. She is a sweet and sensitive girl who is quiet and well mannered, knows basic commands, and is looking for an awesome family to call her own.
She is a friendly girl who is affectionate and will never turn down a chin scratch or a belly rub! An easy going gal, Zoe is a pleasure to spend time with and is a lower energy girl who is happy hanging out with her family.
Zoe gets along well with other dogs and cats. She is currently living with another Newf in foster care. She could join a home with another well mannered dog. What a good girl!
Zoe has good house manners and is a lovable girl who thrives on attention. She will pull on leash when meeting new dogs and will benefit from some more socialization to help her improve her manners. Her foster family are working on this and making great progress.
We have been able to clear her sores without oral medication. Zoe has been receiving regular baths to help her skin along and drops for her ears and eyes and we are happy to say that she has made tremendous improvement. Her ears are looking a lot better, her eye infection is just about clear and her skin is almost back to normal.
|On intake: Raw, red and itchy from a bad flea infestation|
Zoe is a tall girl who currently weighs 165lbs. She has some arthritis which is causing a bit of instability in her back end. She is lacking muscle mass which is contributing to her hind end weakness. She tires easily and seemed painful so we have started her on Metacam (an nsaid) and it has made a great difference for her. As she puts on muscle mass and gets in shape we hope that her metacam can be reduced, but it is likely that she will need to be on an anti-inflammatory med for the rest of her life. This is not uncommon for giant breed dogs, and the use of meds makes a tremendous difference for Newfs who are suffering from arthritis.
A home with few or no stairs for her to come and go from her yard will be the ideal choice for Zoe. She is not a big fan of stairs, likely becasue of her weak back end.
To be considered for adopting Zoe please complete our adoption application found in the forms section of this site and email it back to us.
Because she will require ongoing medication for her hind end issues a reduced adoption donation of $400 applies.