#2004 Kakuna (Hospice)

Adoptable
Small-size, Female, Adult Schipperke,
Kakuna (Hospice) is up-to-date on her shots and has been spayed. She has special needs. Kakuna (Hospice) is currently being fostered in Baltimore, MD.

Hello! I’m Kakuna, just like the Pokemon! I’m a 6 year year old, 9 lb Schipperkee mix looking for my forever family. My foster family has a 1 year old lab and an older kitty, I love them both but I'm a bit fearful of the cat. I also have a human foster brother who is 9. He is my favorite snuggle partner. I love to play with rope toys and small stuff toys that my foster mom gives me. I’m housetrained and low-medium energy. I love every human I meet and usually greet new friends with small kisses on the hand.

I have a medical condition called Tracheal Collapse. This condition can be typical of smaller dogs like me. My foster family helps me manage it with several medications and by restricting my exercise/activities. It doesn't stop me from wrestling the rope toys away from my foster sister, though! I was recently diagnosed with heart problems which the doctor things is because of my tracheal collapse. My foster mom said I'm "hospice" but I'm loving every minute of my life! ("Hospice" means this pup is not expected to fully recover, and may have a shortened lifespan due to health issues.) I also know I’ll need regular follow-ups with a specialist to monitor my health. Sometimes when I'm not feeling so great, I get a bit moody and want to be left alone by other dogs, but I'm always in the mood to snuggle with my favorite humans on the couch!

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This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. The disease was treated while in foster care. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. Read about heartworm disease here: Read more about heartworm disease here here

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.