Meet Julia

Meet Julia 2017-11-29T11:23:27+00:00

Meet Julia! Julia is a Beagle mix Mutt-i-gree® who just celebrated her 10th Birthday!

When Julia arrived here in May 2015, our veterinarians diagnosed her with Cushing’s disease and hypothyroidism causing irregular hormone levels that are necessary to control the vital process of metabolism. Thankfully, these conditions are easily managed through daily medication. Since Julia will require careful monitoring and lifelong medical care, she was the perfect candidate for our Sponsor Program dedicated to the care of animals with special needs just like her. Once stable, her foster mom welcomed her home and has now adopted her as an official member of the family, including two human sisters! Julia has settled in nicely at home and sleeps in her sisters’ bedroom every night.

As an active foster family, there are bound to be many foster pets in the future for Julia to keep company until they are ready for adoption. Julia is the most kind, sweet and loving dog her family has ever met who especially loves long walks. She greets everyone she meets with a twinkle in her eye and a wagging tail. Thank you for sponsoring Julia with your monthly gift of life that brought the Reillys and Julia together, and made Julia’s life the best it can be.

December 2017

This little lady continues to do great according to her mom, Nancy. She loves car rides, long walks and snuggling, especially when there’s a chill in the air. She is a gentle girl with a loving spirit. Whenever her mom tells people stories about Julia, they always think she’s talking about one of her human daughters. That’s how special Julia is to her family! “Not only because she has a human name,” Nancy says, “but because she is loved just like one of my girls.” Thank you to all of her generous sponsor parents for allowing Julia the chance to live such a wonderful life with her family.

September 2017

Thanks to all of the support from her sponsors and all of the love she receives from her mom, Nancy, Julia has been positively thriving. She enjoys taking long naps on the family’s new couch. She also loves going on walks and spending weekends on the North Fork of Long Island with her human family. While there, Julia gets to run on the beach and get pampered at the doggy spa. She recently befriended an African Tortoise named George, proving once more that Julia is a friend to all!

June 2017

Julia is faring wonderfully and is a real blessing to her family. She recently shared her home with several foster kittens and did very well sharing her space and adopted family! She enjoys long walks and even longer naps. She has two beds of her own, but since she really enjoys her comfort she has made a space for herself in her parents’ bed to sleep in at night and lounges on the family couch during the day. She attends all of her health appointments, and thankfully has remained medically stable.

March 2017

Julia’s doing great! Medically, she remains stable due to her medications, diet, and regular exercise. She has been enjoying taking car rides, long naps and cuddling with the kids. She had her first spa day and loved the attention along with her new soft coat! Julia continues to bring joy into her family’s lives every day.

December 2016

Julia has been enjoying her days going for walks, napping, and playing in the backyard. She loves going down the slide on the playset and also enjoys burying her treasured rawhide. On very special occasions she digs up her rawhide and leaves it at her family’s back doorstep as a gift. Julia loves car rides and chasing squirrels. She visits the doctor regularly and despite her medical conditions she is maintaining her good health and happy spirit. She is looking forward to the holidays and can’t wait to see what is in her stocking this Christmas!

September 2016

Julia’s Cushings disease flared up so her family is holding off on her therapy dog certification. She is feeling better now and all of her test results are improving. Julia had a lovely summer sunning at the beach, dining with her family at outdoor cafe’s and visiting Long Island′s vineyards. We were so honored to receive a generous donation from Julia’s human sisters’ lemonade stand fundraiser. Julia continues to melt her family’s hearts every day. All this would not be possible without the continued support of her sponsors. Thank you!

June 2016

Julia has been active and enjoying the fresh air in the yard, taking long walks and playing with the neighbors’ dogs. Her family has started working with her at home to prepare her for enrollment into a pet therapy program where she will be trained and evaluated to become a certified therapy dog. They believe Julia is so well behaved and has so much love to give, they want to share her with those who would benefit from her comfort!

March 2016

Julia a 10-year-old Beagle mix Mutt-i-gree® takes her five daily medicines with ease for her Cushing’s disease and hypothyroidism to keep her delicate metabolism in balance. Her two human sisters love to play fetch the ball with Julia and give her all the belly rubs she wants! Her family has been fostering canines, felines and even an occasional guinea pig, for almost three years and can’t wait to see how Julia welcomes her next foster brother or sister home.