Sick Dalmatian is Scared of Everything

April Livingston | October 25th, 2018

As a puppy, a Dalmatian named Beau was sold online to a family. She lived with them for a short period of time before she became extremely ill. She was so sick, in fact, that the family quickly realized they could not afford to pay her medical bills. So, Beau was surrendered by the family to the RSPCA in the UK. Once she arrived, it was discovered that she had parvovirus, a very deadly disease that is common in dogs purchased in pet stores, online, or from what are known as “backyard breeders.”

Buying a dog online means you may not know about their history or health, and so it’s easy for a puppy to become sick without the proper vaccinations. Parvovirus is highly contagious and without proper treatment, it is deadly. The RSPCA jumped in to help Beau right away, as they needed to keep him isolated from other dogs as to not transmit the virus. Beau spent a month in isolation, which meant the parvovirus was not spread, but it also prevented her from learning the skills she needed as a puppy.

Beau was placed up for adoption after she got well but was quickly returned because she was so scared of everything. She was terrified of doors, steps, the car, and even going outside. Everything was scary to Beau, and the staff at the shelter was determined to help her. They created a “fake house” in the shelter to get her used to the sounds and sights of a home. Eventually, Beau came around and was placed for adoption and was taken in by a woman named Trudy Kemp. She still has her moment of nervousness in her new home, but she’s slowly getting used to everything. She even has a doggy sibling that’s teaching her how to be a dog and day by day she’s becoming a new dog!

Next Article
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Skeletal Dog has Best Life Now

    For a dog named Dice, luck was on his side. He had been dumped in a wire cage outside an apartment and left to die. When police officers were in the area serving eviction notices, a group of kids alerted them to the three year old pit bull mix. When they found him he was...

    Read More
  • Missing Dog has Incredible Adventure

    A dog named Bo is very loved by his entire family. His family loves him, too: his three human siblings and parents adore the dog so much. But, there is something that Bo loves almost as much as his family. He loves to go on adventures and he certainly enjoys making new friends along the...

    Read More
  • Dog Abandoned with her Blanket

    A family was moving from their home in Dallas, Texas. They threw all of their trash and unwanted items in an alley behind their house and that included their dog. The dog was left on the street with nothing but her blanket and then they left. The dog was dumped on New Year’s Day and...

    Read More
  • Dogs Unable to Move from Fur Matting

    One morning, there was a discovery in the parking lot of the Furry Friends Refuge located in Iowa. It was two wire cages and both were completely filled with small dogs. The dogs were so packed in that they had trouble moving, and when rescuers got closer they noticed something else. The dogs had fur...

    Read More
  • Kindness for Dog Caught on Camera

    These days, reading the news or perusing social media channels could make a person believe the world is a terrible place. We often read stories about dogs that are abused or abandoned and suffer the consequences of not being cared for properly by the humans entrusted to protect them from the world. But every now...

    Read More
  • Dogs Wait for Homeless Owner

    It’s a story we have actually heard before: a homeless man in Brazil gets sick and his loyal canine companions follow him to the hospital. This time, it was a man named Luiz. The man, who is homeless, had a stroke. Luckily, he was rushed to the Santa Casa Hospital in Cianorte, Brazil. He was...

    Read More
  • Rescue Dog Loves Pillows

    When she was just a tiny little puppy, a dog named Juniper and her siblings were found living in the Alabama woods by themselves. It is believed that their mother probably gave birth the pup in the woods and then the dogs spent their first days and weeks trying to survive. Their mother never returned...

    Read More
  • Gas Station Dog Fights Crime

    A skinny, scared stray dog kept hanging around a gas station located in Tamaulipas, Mexico. The staff there decided that, two years ago, they needed to help him. So, they worked to gain his trust and decided to help him out. They got him vaccinated, gave him a bath, and fed him. In fact, they...

    Read More