About Me

Name: Willow
Gender: Female
Breed: Standard Poodle
Estimated Birthdate: 6/22/2005
Height: 24" at shoulder
Weight: 65 lbs
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with men: Yes
Good with women: Yes
House trained: yes
Crate trained: yes
Leash trained: Yes
Must have fenced in yard: No


Willow is a mature lady with much life experience and most of it we believe has been good.  But like often happens, even though she has done her part to be an excellent companion, human life changed and she was no longer able to stay in her home. She is affectionate, loving, and quietly sweet. 

Willow has a spot on her liver that we are not going to biopsy.  Our vet has recommended pallative care.  We have Denmarin liver support ordered.  The liver is a forgiving organ but we think whatever is going on with Willow does not have a good outcome.  Here are the specific notes from the vet: Willow has mild ascites and a small liver on sonogram there is a anechoic area in on the right caudal lobe.  The conclusions drawn are that there is evidence of chronic fibrosis /cirrhosis. There may be additional pathology as well given the lesion foung on sonogram and the low platelets.  The question is do we treat palliatively or proceed with biopsy. my recommendation is palliative care as it is unlikely that there will be something found on histopath that will translate into successful outcome.

Willow needs a hospice home - a home that loves standard poodles enough to want this one to have a forever home, even if your forever together is a short forever on the calendar. Every day is a gift.  Please note Willow's video was made before we got her diagnosis


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