Meet Rosie

Meet Rosie2020-07-10T13:55:30+00:00

Meet Rosie! A beautiful Hound-mix, Rosie came to North Shore Animal League from a shelter partner in Tennessee when she was three-months-old. Veterinarians at our Pet Health Centers observed that she was exceedingly thin, very nervous, and was having fainting spells. She was diagnosed with a severe heart murmur, but Rosie’s symptoms and behavior suggested much more was going on in her skinny body.

Further testing and observation showed that she has heart disease, digestive tract issues, and regenerative anemia. Her doctors have put her on a number of medications for her physical ailments and the Pet Behavior Team here is working to address her fears and anxiety. Luckily for Rosie, she has the Pet Sponsorship Program to ensure that her emotional and medical needs will be met – even if it’s for the rest of her life.

Thank you for sponsoring Rosie, for all her problems she is a very sweet girl who wants to enjoy her life!

July 2020

Rosie is great. ”She is very special and has so many cute characteristics” said her mom, Rosanna. She and dad, Jerry, really love Rosie’s company she loves them. Whenever Rosie gets a chance, she also runs downstairs to steal a visit with Rosanna’s 92-year-old mother, who enjoys her antics. Medically, Rosie is doing quite well. She hasn’t had any fainting spells. Recently, Rosanna booked an appointment for her echocardiogram to check her heart murmur, renewed her medications, and picked up her prescription food. Rosie has found her favorite spot during the day: the family room which has a big, long sofa near four large windows. She perches herself on the sofa and checks out all the passersby. But Rosie loves to stay in bed too especially now that she’s discovered her parents’ bed! Rosanna and Jerry were able to take her in a couple of obedience training classes before the COVID-19 health crisis escalated. They were hoping to extend classes, but the pandemic changed their plans. Most of the time Rosie follows the rules and their commands, until she sees people or other pets during her walks. Her parents have learned to bring treats to help her stay focused during her daily outings.