This is Anastacia, a 4 year old golden retriever dog that as used for breeding. Anastacia was found walking down a road in an Amish area. A woman followed her in her car so she wouldn't be hit by a car then stopped and asked an Amish family if it was their dog. She was not but they helped load her into her car.
Anastacia was not in good condition. She had sores on her ears, a sore in between toes, skin issues, and as it turns out a couple of dead puppies still inside her uterus.
After being spayed, vaccinated and a good start on antibiotics, she came to GRRR. This was paid for by an incredibly generous guardian angel. Her guardian angel thought there might be something wrong with her vision, and once Anastacia was with her foster Mom she too thought there something wrong as well. So after two days in our care, she was taken to an ophthalmologist vet to have her eyes checked. That vet said there was nothing wrong with her eyes, but she was having a neuro issue, recommending she see a neurologist as quickly as possible.
In a matter of hours, Anastacia was rushed to see an incredibly kind neuro vet that squeezed her into his already busy schedule. In order to diagnose her issue, she needed an MRI. Unfortunately the results shown that Anastacia has hydrocephalus, which means spinal fluid is accumulating on her brain causing it to swell. The neuro vet believes this is most likely congenital and was exacerbated by all of the trauma she had endured with having pups, being dumped, being spayed (saved her life though), which caused the fluid in her brain to increase.
Anastacia was put on medication to help curb this accumulating fluid. Since there was improvement, it was determined to go ahead with surgery to try and save this dog.
The medical costs on March 15 were $1,640.00 alone. We needed to raise an additional (approx) $3500 for the surgery and shunt. We thank our GRRR family and followers who came to our rescue and helped raise money to give this girl a chance. Thanks to you Anastacia had surgery on March 27th.
She has since recovered and is now ready for adoption.
Coming from a puppy mill, Anastacia would be best placed with another dog in the home. We wouldn't want a super active dog who might hurt her by accident or pull on her shunt. Coming from a puppy mill, it is best if the new family have lots of time to spend with her. If you would like to meet and adopt Anastacia, please read our adoption policies
and follow the directions from there.