Age: 9 years
Sex: Spayed female
Kids: yes, 10+
Fenced Yard: not required
Adoption Fee: $350
Gladys has several allergies and must remain on her current Canine Caviar diet and Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet supplements. While she is not allergic, she has a sensitivity to cats so exposure must be limited. Gladys also has a sensitivity to human epithelial and wool so sleeping in the human bed and exposure to wool blankets and rugs should also be limited.
Gladys has impaired hearing and has a history of chronic ear infections that must be closely monitored for recurrence. She had a Total Ear Canal Ablation and Bulla Osteotomy (TECA-BO) performed on her left ear on 08.31.2018 with mass removal. Histopathology revealed that the mass was cancer (ceruminous gland adenocarcinoma). The removal had clear margins and must be monitored for recurrence. As a result of the surgery, Gladys was diagnosed with Horner's Syndrome causing a mild head tilt and limited blinking capability requiring daily artificial tears.
Sweet little old lady Gladys is looking for her ideal retirement home! With three children and busy lives, her original family couldn’t give her the attention she deserves.
Gladys came to us with some serious ear problems--a mass in her left one and an infection in her right. Her foster family has helped her recover from her surgeries, but she has been left with some impairment of her facial nerves and needs eye drops to moisten the eye on that side. Her hearing isn’t 100%, but she will respond if you call her. Her new people will need to watch for any future ear infections, but otherwise her health is quite good. Gladys has some allergies, and she'll have to stay on her current diet and supplements. She's sensitive to human skin cells and wool, so she shouldn't sleep in your bed.
She is not a needy dog, but she loves being close to her humans! Gladys would be fine around older kids, but she should be an only dog, and no cats --she is allergic. She would be happy in any household, whether with a single person, couple, or family. Someone to let her out in the middle of the day is a bonus, but she doesn’t need supervision at all times as long as you come home to her at the end of the day. Gladys might be a bit too curious and active to be an office dog, but she may learn to adjust as long as she is the only dog.
Gladys is house-trained (as with any other dog, a regular schedule is appreciated!) She will bark for a few minutes when she is crated, but she hasn’t been destructive in or outside of the crate. With her energy level, a fenced back yard is not necessary, and she is still spry enough to handle a flight of stairs.
What makes her most happy is to loaf around with her humans on the sofa, in the car, on a walk, or playing outside with her toys, but she doesn’t pester you for attention or play. Just being in the same room is enough, but we know you won’t be able to resist giving her a head or neck massage every now and then. As a senior, she loves a good nap and doesn’t need a great deal of exercise. In fact, she loves to sleep in if you let her!
Gladys’ foster family loves her easygoing nature, and reports that she is an excellent napping companion.
“Gladys' quirky smile mirrors her endearing personality. Whether she's curating her toy collection, binging on Netflix, or snoring up a storm, she never let her ear problem slow her down or deter her from doting on her human.”
Interested in sharing your life with this active, interesting girl? Be prepared to load up your saddle bags and mosey out to Central Texas! She's just a little too big to travel by plane, so she'll have to share your conveyance--wagon, horse, buggy, or horseless carriage.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.
FBRN dogs are in foster care in people's private homes. For the foster families' safety, we do not disclose specific locations, and we don't set up meet and greets prior to applications. For detailed information about the dogs in our care, please read the extensive bios on each dog.
Good Luck Gladys! Hope your ears are on the mend soon. Rebecca Harper
Hope this helps with some new toys! Alex Perkins
I love your frosty face! My sweet senior lady, Phoebe, and me send you lots of love! Marsha Neville
For Gladys, from CeeCee
Idabelle sends her love and prays for nothing but the best! jessica angert
Here's a little something for a workout outfit, cute girl! Love from Justin Zippy Kaplan
A little something For Gladys, Gregory Sorbello
Gladys Sanchez Norat