In June, our cruelty investigator picked up a skinny dog with no fur at all. We can’t imagine the pain poor Lily must have felt for so long; just touching her skin made her bleed. She was scabbed, bright pink, and had many infected areas on her skin. While she had very little energy, Lily was a survivor and has worked hard for her health for the past 7 months. She is finally ready to reunite with her family forever and start to come out of her difficult early years.
Currently in a foster home who reports that Lily is a “huge source of joy and fun”, this shy but gentle girl is thriving. She’s about to be potty trained and checkout. She hasn’t had an accident with her foster family for weeks and fits easily into her cage but barks a few minutes before settling down. Lily loves to snuggle up, chew on hard bones and now has the energy to take long walks.
Lily has played with other dogs and is very fond of wrestling and loud scolding, so much so that she can have a hard time stopping playing when other dogs are around! She would do well in a dog house alone or in a house with other fun-loving dogs and humans who could be proactive in reinforcing calm behavior when everyone is together.
Lily is about 3 years old, weighs 65 pounds, is infected with heartworm and has not yet been spayed. As a grown-up girl who can be nervous at times when excited, she seeks a home without children under the age of 12. Having an intact animal in your home is an additional responsibility that potential adopters should consider. She has been vaccinated, microchipped and is up to date on parasite prevention.
Due to Lily’s long road to recovery, she is offered a foster family to adopt a candidate. This comes with many benefits, such as access to our dog trainer and clinic, for Lily’s needs! The Tulsa SPCA will continue to medically treat Lily until she is healthy enough to be sterilized, after which the adoption will be finalized. We will also soon begin treatment for her heartworms, at no cost to her adopter.
Let us know if you are forever happy with Lily!
HOW TO ADOPT LILY
The Tulsa SPCA currently operates by appointment only.
• Visit tulsaspca.org/adoptable-chiens. Click on his profile and use the orange “Interested in this animal? Click here!” button to apply to adopt.
• If you are approved, we will contact you to finalize the documents, collect payment and arrange an appointment for your adoption behind the wheel.
• Please stay home if you are unwell, especially if you have symptoms of fever, cough, or sore throat.
All available Tulsa SPCA animals can be viewed at tulsaspca.org.
Photo provided by Tulsa SPCA