Chevy Chase is a blonde eight-month-old Labrador retriever who needs to get well before he is ready to be adopted. This adorable puppy has contracted a fungal infection call ringworm, a red itchy rash that is contagious and can infect the skin of animals and people alike.
He needs to be treated and isolated until this infection has cleared up. We would prefer if he didn’t have to spend his treatment time in shelter, because we know he would rather be in a home!
The foster must be located in the Lower Mainland. Chevy Chase would need access to a yard for bathroom breaks with no kids or other pets in the home. Branch staff will provide all medications, supplies and instructions.
Chevy Chase will need lime sulfur dips & medicated baths twice a week to soothe his skin, daily medication and a special diet. The foster must wear personal protection gear when interacting with Chevy to prevent cross contamination; this includes gowning up, wearing gloves, bootees and a hair bonnet. Training on protective equipment will be provided by the branch.
Chevy must be housed in a non-porous space, such as a tiled bathroom or mudroom, which could be thoroughly cleaned. He will need about two months of treatment before he’s ready to enjoy a normal life as friendly and energetic puppy.
Chevy Chase is currently at the West Vancouver SPCA. The branch welcomes potential fosters to apply via email at email@example.com. This puppy does have a forever home waiting for him. He just needs a selfless and kind hero who can help him get better first.