Hi! I’m Daffodil. I’m a petite, five-year-old boxer/pitbull mix.
Somehow I ended up in the Maricopa County Animal Care & Control shelter and I was very sad looking; I was extremely emaciated and covered in a mange-like skin rash! If the nice lady at Arizona Cocker Rescue hadn’t seen my sad eyes and taken me in, I would have been killed!
On December 30, 2010, the Rescue got me out of the shelter. They took me to the vet over and over again and gave me the works: dental treatment, blood work, and a lot of tests for my skin. I didn’t have mange, and they didn’t know how to help me.
After over a year at the Rescue, I have gained weight, but I am still an almost hairless, scabby mystery. My vet says my ‘thyroid levels are off.’ Now, I get medication, my special diet, and medicated baths. The new treatment seems to be working, because I’m not quite so scabby. The medication is not so bad; they give me treats with each dose!
I was recently taken in by a loving foster family in southern Arizona. Here’s my quick stat:
- I’m a pretty laid back girl
- I like to sleep all day, preferably in a laundry basket
- My foster family has a little boy, and I usually ignore him, even when he wakes me up from my naps
- I’m potty trained, and I will let you know when I’m ready to go outside
- I get very excited and wriggle around trying to get your attention if I think you’re going to feed me
When I was back at the Rescue, I developed a talent at sneaking treats from my unsuspecting fellow canines. That frustrated the humans, even though I was quite charming about it, because they wanted me on a special diet in case my problems are allergy-related.
My humans are very worried because my food and medications are so expensive, but I feel so much better since the Rescue saved me. My humans need help with my vet bills and I need a forever family. My foster family is great, but I can’t wait for a family to love forever.
Could you help me? I don’t ask for much… just a laundry basket and some love.