In June, our atrocity investigator picked up a thin, furless dog. We can’t imagine poor Lily in pain for so long. Just touching her skin made her bleed. It was crusted, light pink, and had lots of infected skin. While having very little energy, Lily was a survivor and has worked hard on her health for the past 7 months. She is finally ready to find her eternal family and break away from the difficult first years of her life.
Currently at a nursing home that reports Lily is “a great source of joy and amusement”, this shy but sweet girl is thriving. She is well on her way to potty and crate training. She hasn’t had an accident at her nursing home in weeks and walks easily into her box but barks a few minutes before settling down. Lily enjoys cuddling, chewing hard bones, and now has the energy to take long walks.
Lily has played with other dogs and really enjoys wrestling and rumbling hard, making it difficult for her to stop playing when other dogs are around! She would do well in a home with only dogs, or in a home with other dogs who are having a good time and people who could proactively reinforce calm behavior when everyone is together.
Lily is around 3 years old, weighs 65 pounds, is heartworm positive and has not yet been neutered. As a tall girl who can occasionally get nervous when excited, she is looking for a home with no children under the age of 12. Having an intact pet in your home is an additional responsibility that potential adopters should consider. She has been vaccinated, microchipped and is currently involved in parasite prevention.
Because of the long road to recovery that Lily is still on, she is offered a caregiver to adopt a candidate. This brings many benefits, such as access to our dog trainer and our clinic for Lily’s needs! The Tulsa SPCA will continue to medicate Lily until she is healthy enough to be neutered. After that, the adoption will be completed. We will also start treating your heartworms soon at no cost to your adopters.
Let us know when you’re happy with Lily’s!
LIKE TO ADOPT LILY
The Tulsa SPCA is currently only operational by appointment.
• Visit tulsaspca.org/adoptable-dogs. Click on their profile and use the orange “Interested in this animal? Click here!” Apply button to apply.
• If approved, we will contact you to finalize the paperwork, collect payment, and schedule an appointment for your drive-through adoption.
• Please stay home if you feel unwell, especially if you have symptoms of fever, cough or sore throat.
All available Tulsa SPCA pets can be viewed at tulsaspca.org.
Photo provided by Tulsa SPCA