“Shmoogly is my constant companion. She goes everywhere with me. I was lonely before I adopted her and now I can’t imagine life without her,” Sabrina Landis, Shmoogly’s adopter.
Shmoogly has a bright and unbreakable spirit. This little Chihuahua has not had it easy, but she loves her people dearly. Sabrina, her owner, told us what she loves most about Shmoogly is her “indomitable spirit.” Life has handed Shmoogly a lot of challenges, but she continues to be sweet, loving, and happy!
When Shmoogly first arrived at our shelter, she had to be monitored closely by our Clinic Team. She was exhibiting signs of severe neurological problems, having seizures and struggling at times to even stay upright. Her head seemed abnormally large for the size of her little body and our Veterinary Team knew they had their work cut out for them to get to the bottom of what was going on with poor Shmoogly.
To reduce her stress level and make sure she was in a calm, loving environment, our team placed her in the care of one of our amazing fosters. In her care, Shmoogly continued to have regular seizures –but this did not keep the fun-loving, silly Shmoogly down! To everyone’s amazement, her playful energy was just like that of any young, healthy puppy.
On one outdoor adventure, Shmoogly landed incorrectly while playing and broke her front leg. Our Veterinary Team continued to monitor her health as well as her fracture. Shmoogly’s fracture was severe enough that her leg had to be amputated –but despite yet another challenge, Shmoogly’s spirit remained bright.
Shmoogly was placed into the care of another foster with a great deal of experience with pets recovering from amputations, as she took time to heal and adjust. Her foster fell in love with her sweet spirit and warmth, and knew she would be the perfect addition to someone’s family. This turned out to be Sabrina and her mother Molly! They received photos of Shmoogly from her foster and their hearts instantly melted.
Sabrina and Molly had been looking to adopt a dog for a year, and were discouraged after adoptions for a few other dogs fell through. Looking back, Sabrina sees this as a sign they were waiting for Shmoogly. From day one, she fit in perfectly. They all want to give her endless pets and love, so Shmoogly gets constant affection from her Forever Family.
Adding Shmoogly to the family has changed their lives for the better. Sabrina mentioned that she wakes up each morning and is greeted with kisses and unconditional love. “Shmoogly is my constant companion. She goes everywhere with me. I was lonely before I adopted her and now I can’t imagine life without her.” said Sabrina, Shmoogly’s adopter.
Shmoogly lives a happy life and has learned to live with what life has thrown at her. The beginning of her life might have been tougher than most, but she now lives comfortably and showered in love, thanks to Nevada Humane Society and her family.
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