|Anika in July|
The longer version starts with an email I received from the owner while I was still out in Kansas. He had decided to move back to the west coast and wanted to re-home Anika. I had other things to deal with at the time and didn't respond. But after getting back home I got a second email, essentially the same. I was more than a little disappointed because the point of doing this had been to keep the dog with the owner. I suggested posting the dog on the VGSR website as what we call "an other available" dog. Essentially it's a courtesy listing we do for dogs who are not part of the rescue. He wrote up a bio and sent in pictures and apparently had a couple very quick responses, one of whom drove down for northern Virginia and took her home.
|Anika in June|
It's not the best possible outcome, or maybe it is, I don't know. It's certainly not the worst. It puts me in a bit of an awkward position because I collected more money than I spent on Anika's treatment since it was abbreviated by her departure.
|Anika in May, where we started|
I've posted three pictures here, in reverse order, because I wanted the first picture to show her at her best. You can definitely see the improvement in her skin and coat in a relatively short period of time. Looking at the July picture, I can certainly understand why no one would hesitate to adopt her. She looks great! Thank you all.
P.S. And a special thank you to Dr. Allison Kramer and the staff at Old Dominion Animal Hospital. You are the best and we couldn't do this without you.