At 27 pounds, Dee Dee is either a small husky or a large Alaskan Klee Kai. No matter what we call her, she is beautiful. Coming in around 2 years old, we found Dee Dee at a small shelter in the middle of the desert, 100 miles north of Los Angeles. Dee Dee can be a little timid at first, but she is very easy to have around. She is quite smart, housetrained, crate trained, and quiet as a mouse. She is quite the lady, very light on her feet, with such a lovely coat, you’d think she was a real-life stuffed animal. She is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on her vaccines. She is currently fostered with four other male dogs ranging in size from 10 pounds to 75 pounds and is doing well. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that Dee Dee has glaucoma. Huskies are predisposed to the condition, and she has not escaped it. Unfortunately, she has already lost sight in the clear eye. While her “good eye” is as yet unaffected, we’re told it is only a matter of time before she develops the condition in that eye. Dee Dee will require regular vet follow-ups, as well as eye drops to try to maintain her eye health as long as possible. At some point, she will either require surgery to keep from permanently losing sight in her good eye, or she will lose sight in that eye, as well, and will be completely blind. We are committed to continuing to help Dee Dee and an adopter with her medical needs. However, whoever adopts Dee Dee will need to be committed to ensuring Dee Dee gets the follow-up care she needs, and seeing her through whatever transitions may occur, either through a difficult surgery or transitioning to being a dog with a disability.
Dee Dee needs a very special, patient person willing to adopt a very special dog. She is located in the Los Angeles area.