Lantana, Texas                            





  • Female
  • Age: 6  (3/14/2016) 
  • 22#  needs to shed a couple)
  • Undergoing treatment for heart worms
  • Adoption Donation: $TBA




Welcome in, Rosie! Sweet 6 year old Rosie (DOB 3/14/2016) comes to us as an owner surrender due to her family no longer being able to afford her care and meet her needs.
She was in need of vetting which she underwent today. We will be sure to share her full medical report once we have all her labwork results in. In the meantime, little nosy Rosie has explored every inch of her new digs and is settling beautifully into her foster home in Lantana, Texas ๐Ÿ’œ

UPDATE NOVEMBER 10, 2022: Earlier this week we introduced you to sweet 6 year old Rosie in Lantana, Texas who had just arrived as an owner surrender. She has since undergone her full intake vetting and we are so upset that she tested positive for heartworms ๐Ÿ’” She will return to the vet next week for chest x-rays where we will get a better idea of how much damage the heartworms have already caused.
Rosie also has a urinary tract infection so in the meantime we are tackling that first and once she completes antibiotics for that, she will start her 30 days of Doxycycline in preparation for her first heartworm treatment injection ๐Ÿ’‰ And lastly, as you can see here, she is also much in need of a dental which sheโ€™ll undergo after sheโ€™s completed heartworm treatment.
Rosieโ€™s eyes, knees, and hips are clear, her fecal test and tick borne illness test were negative, and her bloodwork was normal. Having to undergo heartworm treatment certainly extends her medical plan as itโ€™s a very long, time consuming process but thankfully Rosie is now where she needs to be to get her every need addressed and have the opportunity to live a long, happy, healthy life ๐Ÿ’•
PSA: Heartworms are 100% preventable and there are preventatives that are effective, safe, and affordable. Your dog depends on you to provide this to them. No dog should ever have to suffer with heartworms!Darling 10 year old Sandy (DOB 7/23/2012) found herself dumped in a shelter by her family, who we understand were also breeders and not breeding anymore. Thankfully, the shelter knew that breed rescue was the best and most appropriate place for this girl and allowed us to spring her out and welcome her in. Sandy is such a lovely little girl and a quintessential Cavalier. It's been our absolute pleasure having Sandy in our care, but she is now ready to make her next and last move to her perfect furever family!

UPDATE NOVEMBER 19 2022: Our newest girl, Rosie in Lantana, Texas, and her foster brother Milo sure seem to be looking quite cozy with each other ๐Ÿ’•
Rosie, who you may remember just tested positive for heartworms at her intake vetting, returns to the vet today for for further testing and diagnostics so we can learn more about the stage of her heartworm disease. She will then start her 30 days of Doxycycline as the first phase of treatment before the injections. We will be sure to keep you posted through her treatment ๐Ÿ’œ

UPDATE DECEMBER 7 2022: After 6 year old Rosie in Lantana, Texas tested positive for heartworms upon intake, she had to return back to the vet for further work up and testing. What a perfect little patient she was for her chest radiographs and additional bloodwork! ๐Ÿ’•
Heartworm treatment is long and Rosie in on phase 1 which is taking 30 days of Doxycyline. After she completes that in a couple weeks, she will be on phase 2 which is a 30 day wait/rest period before she will go in for her first (of three) heartworm treatment injection of melarsomine on January 23rd. We will be sure to keep you up to date as she moves through the treatment protocol ๐Ÿ’œ

UPDATE JANUARY 24, 2023: Yesterday, sweet Rosie in Lantana, Texas underwent her first, of three, heartworm treatment injections ๐Ÿ’‰ The injections can leave them very sore but her foster mom reports she is home resting and recovering comfortably ๐Ÿ’• Rosie will return to the vet in a month for her second injection.
Heartworms are so preventable and we are saddened that this sweet girl has to go through this treatment but looking forward to having it behind her and her being healthy and heartworm free ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

UPDATE MARCH 8, 2023: Whew! Sweet Rosie in Lantana, Texas has now completed her heartworm treatment injections ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ She handled treatment like a total champ ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ Rosie will be re-tested for microfilaria (baby heartworms) in 2 weeks and for adult heartworms in June, hoping that theyโ€™ve all been successfully killed with the treatment that sheโ€™s endured ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Rosie will also undergo a much needed dental when itโ€™s safe for her to do so.
We are happy to go ahead and share though that her foster family would like to make her a permanent member of their family so we are going to move her to โ€œpendingโ€ while we work through the rest of her vetting needs and finalize her adoption ๐Ÿ’• Of course we will continue to bring you updates about her test results and a family photo when itโ€™s official ๐Ÿ’œ

UPDATE MARCH 25, 2023: Sweet Rosie in Lantana, Texas tested positive for heartworms at her intake vetting back in November due to her previous owner neglecting to give her heartworm prevention. Since then, sheโ€™s been undergoing heartworm treatment which, as you can see, is a very lengthy process. She has finished treatment injections and yesterday she went in for her first post treatment testโ€ฆ.
She was tested for microfilaria (baby heartworms) and we are happy to report that she tested negative ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ It will be another 3 months before she is tested for adult heartworms as they take quite awhile to all die following treatment and stay detectable for many months. We are hoping and praying that she will also be negative for them when she is tested June ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos ๐ŸฆŸ and in our neck of the woods it is a year round risk. Part of being a responsible pet owner is protecting your babies from these risks and there are safe, affordable, and effective ways to do that. Donโ€™t put your dog at risk of having to go through long, expensive, and painful treatment like Rosie has had to endure.