My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Texas Chihuahua Rescue, Inc, San Antonio, TX, USA
Adopting a rescue dog takes a great deal of thought. My husband and I had decided that we didn't want another dog after the passing of our beloved Cocker Spaniel. It had been 3 years by the time Coco (named April by the rescue) found me. She had come to Canada for a hopeful adoption and was fostered in my community when her and I met. She was SO cute, I couldn't resist and after taking her home to meet my husband, within 2 days, she was ours and she had found her furever home. Coco had hit the jackpot you could say....we lived in Ontario for 6 months and wintered 6 months in Florida. She would never have to see snow! Life was good and after 9 months, upon having a blood test for her ongoing heartworm meds, she came up positive for heartworm. This was devastating news to us and after speaking with the Texas Chihuahua Rescue representative, they offered to fly her back to Texas to give her the heartworm treatment. Coco spent 10 weeks in Texas and seemed to do ok with her treatment. She came home but upon her return, she just didn't seem right and the folks at Texas Chihuahua Rescue agreed. Coco, very quickly became ill. She starte walking criss crossed, wobbling...signs of ataxia. We took her to a chiropractor and that helped a little we thought. Texas Chihuahua Rescue asked us to get an MRI and helped us with it, along with any other medical bills for hospital stays, etc. The MRI showed us she had Inflammation on the Brain and the protocol would be a steroid medication. Day by day, Coco was feeling better....it has been 4 weeks and she is almost 90% of her old self. She will continue the meds till they tell us to stop and we hope that she will continue to feel well and ward off the neurological problems. There were times on this journey that we were ready to give up...times that we thought she would not make it through, but with the help and loving support from Texas Chihuahua Rescue, we have our little girl back. She is still here for us to love and cuddle because sometimes it is about loving someone else besides yourself. Coco has completed our family and softened our hearts and we can't imagine life without her. This organization is top notch and I can't say enough wonderful things about it and the people that work for the rescue...working hard everyday to save the life's of these little ones. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!