Ava now has a forever home!

 
Ava is a very sweet 5 year old female pug with severe mobility issues. She needs constant home physio and regular hydro-therapy. She can walk but does need assistance. She is partially continent but does often surprise herself with her motions. She does need to wear pants at night but is mostly clean during the day. She needs constant access to the garden and no stairs, so flat dwellers need not apply.
She is extremely sociable and needs the company of at least one other pug. She is beginning to interact more and play and does desperately try to keep up with the others.
She does not have a vicious bone in her body and loves people and children. She is incredibly loving and loves a cuddle.
 
Ava would be best suited to someone who is retired or works part time at the very most. She does need daily therapy and we suspect that she has been left alone for long periods so she craves company. To apply to adopt the applicant must have experience of spinal conditions.
 
1) a person who is at home most of the time or at the very most works part time
2) lives in a house with a garden
3) has no young children
4) has another pug or two
5) can keep up her physio and hydro sessions
6) can cope with accidents
7) WILL LOVE THIS GIRL UNRESERVEDLY
 
  
Read Ava’s Diaries below.
Part 1

Ava came into rescue in June. She was surrendered as her owner could no longer cope with her lack of mobility. It was evident that Ava could not walk very well at all and she was immediately scanned to find out the cause.

The scans showed that Ava’s spine is at a 90 degree angle and had at some time she undergone surgery to insert rods to stabilise the severe curvature of her spine.

Ava began having daily physio at home with her foster carer together with daily walks and her mobility began to slowly improve. It was decided that she would benefit from weekly hydro therapy sessions.

Unfortunately the hydro had to be delayed because she also had quite a nasty eye infection. Over several weeks her foster carer administered a cocktail of eye drops every few hours day and night but without much success. This unfortunately resulted in Ava needing a corneal graft.

Throughout all of this Ava showed a very strong will and dogged determination. She is an absolute joy to look after and a very sweet nature.

We’ve had many people ask how they can donate to support Ava’s mounting vet bills and rehabilitation costs so we’ve included some payment options below.

Bank Transfer: sort code: 30-99-62,  account no: 00144121,  account name: The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association

You can also donate via PayPal or Virgin Money Giving on our website:

Donating to Pug Dog Welfare

Part 2

Ava has had 4 hydro-therapy sessions so far and her progress, whilst slow, is showing improvement.

She is not at all fazed by the sessions on the water treadmill and has become the darling of the physio department. She is mainly motivated by the handful of treats that the therapist holds in front of her.

We’ve had many people ask how they can donate to support Ava’s mounting vet bills and rehabilitation costs so we’ve included some payment options below.

Bank Transfer: sort code: 30-99-62,  account no: 00144121,  account name: The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association

You can also donate via PayPal or Virgin Money Giving on our website.

Part 3

Last week Ava took charge of her new pink wheels.  These were bought to help stabilise her a little when she walks, and what a difference they have made.  There is no stopping her now as she trundles past in a blur of pink.  On Sunday she was at a pug walk keeping up with all the other pugs and giving her foster carer a run for her money.

********************************

Good things come to those who wait!  After many months of searching for that perfect forever home for Ava, she has now gone to live with her adopter Josie and her new pug sister Annie (also a PDWRA pug).  It seems that she has settled really quickly!

Image may contain: dog