This is Miss Bow (The big mush); she desperately needs some compassion…
Miss Bow, located in Phoenix, Arizona, was given less than one day to find a new home before her former family would have inevitably “put her down” due to financial constraints. My friend, Brittany, wouldn’t let that happen so she took Miss Bow in herself.
Bow is a Neapolitan Mastiff, and at the young age of 3, has found herself without a home and in dire need of vet attention. Her previous owners neglected to update her vaccinations for over a year, treat her hip dysplasia or medicate her for her Valley Fever.
For anyone unfamiliar with Valley Fever, it is a respiratory disease that dogs contract from spores found in the soil of the southwestern desert. It can spread to other parts of a dogs’ body and can be life threatening. Once a dog gets Valley Fever, she will have it for life. In Bow’s case she will need to be treated with 800 MG of Fluconazole a day. Coupled with her hip dysplasia, Bow’s Valley Fever is making it very uncomfortable to move around and she gets stiff even when laying down.
As of today, no rescue that my friend has reached out to will take Bow. In an effort to start her rehabilitation we need funds to get her on the right pills for her pain management, to get her up-to-date on all of her shots, and to pay for other necessities including private training. Our hope is that by getting her started, there will be a higher chance that a rescue will step in and get her on track to find her forever home. The total for Bow’s first visit is $524.50. This covers her physical exam, K-9 Combo with Corona, Bordatella, rabies, valley fever screen/titer, her pain medication for one month and fluconazole for one month. This is only the tip of the iceberg.
Miss Bow was not socialized properly and exhibits fear-based aggression when encountering new situations. At 130 lb., this is a huge liability. She would do best with some one-on-one professional training. She also needs new large antlers to chew on (we’ve found she shreds through everything else), a new easy walk harness, a waterproof orthopedic bed for her crate, and will need her meds refilled on a monthly basis ($300/month). Without your help, Bow’s hope at getting into a rescue let alone a forever home is looking like a lost cause.
Please help by donating to Bow’s rehabilitation. If you can’t donate please help us by spreading the word to rescues that may be willing to take on this gentle giant, who is currently located in Phoenix, AZ. I know that this is no small challenge and for such a big girl, it’s really going to take an army.
You can donate towards Miss Bow’s care via Stewie to the Rescue’s website HERE. We are a 501c3 so all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
We also need to find a rescue willing to take her. If there’s anyone in the Phoenix area who may be able to help, please contact Brittany at 480-845-9050 or email her at email@example.com