Shasta ARPH #14464
Shasta originally came to our program when her elderly owners had to move to assisted living. Unfortunately, she was morbidly obese and didn't feel too great. Over the last 6 months, we have seen a complete transformation as she went through her weight-loss journey and had a manageable health condition diagnosed and regulated. Shasta arrived a whopping 99lbs in June 2022. As of December 2022, she has lost THIRTY-SIX POUNDS (36!!!) and weighs 63lbs. Her ideal weight is 55-58lbs, so we are almost there! She also has Cushings Disease. Fortunately, she takes her twice daily capsule without any problem wrapped in a pill-pocket =) All her adopter will need to do is check bloodwork every 6-12 months.
Shasta is an easy-peasy house companion. She has an endearing personality, LOVES walks, and is a total velcro Aussie. She wants to be with her family! Due to her Cushings, she does have to go tinkle every 3-4 hours. Due to this, we require an adopter that either works from home, or has a doggy door. She cannot go 8-10 hours without relieving her bladder, but has no accidents if allowed appropriate access.
Shasta is rock-solid with other dogs and is even cat friendly. She adores humans, no matter their gender, size, or age.
Shasta has come a long way and achieved all of her health goals! All that is left is to find her forever family.
Shasta is located in North Richland Hills, TX and it is required that you travel there to meet her in person within 10 days of application approval if you want to adopt. We do need the entire party to be involved when meeting available dogs, including every family member and dog(s) that currently live in your home.
If you are an approved ARPH adopter with a current application on file and interested in learning more about Shasta, please contact Laura at [email protected]. If you are not but are interested in becoming an approved ARPH adopter, please submit an adoption application.