2014 AZGRC Calendar - November
Rescued February 2011
Skin allergies in dogs occur for so many different reasons and it’s not easy to determine the cause, let alone the cure. Sometimes the problem goes away in a few months and sometimes it becomes chronic. In the meantime, the dog can be pretty miserable with constant itching, sores, and hair loss. Sometimes, it’s the reason a dog is abandoned.
No one will ever know for sure if that’s what happened to Cassie. But one thing was for sure; Cassie had skin problems that needed medical attention. She also needed a family who would be willing to take on the challenge of getting Cassie healthy again. Arizona Golden Retriever Connection found that family when Neal and Barbara, a retired couple with another rescue Golden, opened their home to Cassie.
In addition to using the medication prescribed by Cassie’s vet, Neal and Barbara worked with AZGRC in determining the best kind of diet for a dog with potential allergy issues. Within a couple of months, Cassie had stopped itching and her hair began growing back. Cassie, being a young Golden, was not above causing lots of mischief for her foster parents. In her first few weeks, she ate plants and a wicker basket in the backyard; chewed on her bed; and acted like a sled dog when on a leash. In spite of these antics, or perhaps because of them, Cassie made a place in Neal and Barbara’s hearts. Yes, Cassie had found her forever home!
Today when Cassie is not playing with Kobee, her canine sibling, Cassie loves having her picture taken and thoroughly enjoyed posing for the AZGRC photographers. “Miss November 2014” would look at the camera, perk up her ears and smile! Of course, what else would you expect from such a beautiful Calendar girl!