For five years Dakota lived with her family, and for sure this very sensitive dog believed she was loved. When she began to have accidents in the house, everything changed. According to the shelter, Dakota had developed seasonal allergies after the family moved to Maryland and was prescribed allergy medications including prednisone – a steroid treatment commonly accompanied by increased thirst and urination.
“Both the trainer and the vet said this was not her fault. They said that this was the owner’s fault and they attempted to dump her in a shelter in Maryland.”
The family had been informed by the veterinarian the dog would need to be walked more often, but instead of trying to adjust to the dog’s more frequent bathroom needs, the family took her to a second veterinarian where they never mentioned the allergies or the medication the dog had been prescribed. Instead they asked the dog be placed on Prozac.
Fortunately for Dakota, the Maryland shelter contacted the original rescue, Paws Unite People – that is after Dakota’s family stated they no longer had time for their dog.
“She is BOMB PROOF with CHILDREN! They would dress her up, snuggle with her , and she has been ripped away from them now. She is a gentle giant who is now SHAKING, CRYING, URINATING, and DEFECATING on herself at the rescue’s facility . She is DISORIENTED, doesn’t understand why her humans have left her , and is BREAKING DOWN EMOTIONALLY !,” Paws Unite People wrote on their Facebook page.
“She needs to be the only dog in the home ever since she was attacked by three other dogs in the shelter several years ago. She is a couch potato love bug who wants to kiss you, snuggle with you, and be a part of your family!”
Contact Meredith Festa at +1 (516) 721-2552 at Paws Unite People immediately if you can help.
⁃ Located in Suffolk County, NY
⁃ 7-9 years old
⁃ Mastiff mix
⁃ Fully vetted
⁃ No cats/ no dogs
⁃ AMAZING with children
Follow this Facebook thread for additional information. Please share Dakota’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. This very sensitive pup needs everyone’s help.
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