Due to ongoing and additional health concerns, Poppy will move to hospice care. She has been with her foster family for over a year and will continue to be loved and cherished for the rest of her days.
In the language of flowers, the poppy is a symbol of hope and resurrection. So it is a fitting name for our own bright flower, who has overcome more in her five years than most dogs do in a lifetime.
Poppy suffers from a number of congenital ailments, including intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), brachycephalic syndrome, severely bowed legs, and luxating patellas (kneecaps that slide out of place). Despite contracting parvovirus as a puppy, she was sold and shipped from Georgia to New York, where her new owner was greeted by a tiny, barely breathing Frenchie covered in feces and vomit. Poppy fought hard and pulled through, but her health remained poor. After exhausting what seemed like every resource and possibility, her original owner made the selfless decision to surrender Poppy to FBRN.
While in rescue that first time, Poppy’s foster mom and medical team worked hard to get her into tip-top shape (or as tip-top as a pup can be with so many ailments!) She had a spay, hernia repair, nares/palate surgery, and a series of laser therapy treatments on her spine and legs. Poppy was then adopted to a wonderful family, who loved her dearly (and the feeling was mutual!).
Sadly, Poppy’s adoptive family was met with a major emergency, and they were left unable to care for this sweet girl. Poppy was welcomed back into the FBRN fold with open arms and paws, and after a little bit of a tune-up, she was again ready and rarin’ to find her forever home. As it turns out, she’s already found it in her second foster home. Sweet Poppy has been through the wringer time and time again, but nothing can dampen her spirit and joie de vivre. She is such a resilient and beautiful little flower!
Many of our Frenchies require ongoing medical care and our hospice dogs are no exception. If you’d like to donate, just click on the button to become Poppy’s sponsor. She’ll thank you with that beautiful smile and her sweet puppy-dog eyes.