Thanks to the kindness of many
animal lovers, Duchessa has finally had cosmetic surgery to
correct her damaged ears! She is much happier and brighter
as a result of this -- it's almost as if she knows that she is
more attractive! Her former owners allowed her ears to
become misshapen by not caring for her properly, but they could
not diminish her strong spirit and good nature! Duchessa is
still looking for a special person that understands that looks are
not important -- it's heart that counts. Could this be you?
Duchessa is a sweet girl who had the
misfortune of having hematomas in her ears. A hematoma is
swelling due to blood vessels that have ruptured inside the ear
flap. Pets that paw at their ears or shake their heads
vigorously can cause hematomas. If left untreated, the ear
will become painful and scarring will occur. This is
evidently what happened to Duchessa, causing her ears to be
misshapen. We are looking
into the treatment for this problem, and are hopeful that
something can still be done for her.
In spite of this, she is
still a loving dog with a heart of gold. Duchessa is
housebroken, and gets along with other dogs if she is introduced
properly. While in a foster home, she has learned how to get
along with cats. She is very gentle, loves
attention, and is good with children.
She has not had a lot of training because her owners failed to
take her to obedience school, but she is a smart dog and will do
well with her new owner.
Duchessa was turned in because
her owners could not care for her. Their neglect has caused
Duchessa much discomfort in her life. Now, she is looking
for a home where she will be appreciated and loved for her
wonderful personality and her big heart.
Duchessa is currently in a foster
home. If you are interested in adopting her, please fill out
an application by clicking on the button below, or call (310)
838-6694 and ask about meeting Duchessa.