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RIP 5/23/08

Annie recently passed away.
She passed while in recovery following surgery for an infected sinus.
Her passing was completely unexpected (though surgery or anethesthesia is always a risk) and has been hard on her adopted family. They gave her a wonderful home, and we thank them for all they did.

Adopted 8/3/06
Some of you may remember Hector, another AD Dane we helped rescue last year. Hector was featured on Ginnie.com's DaDane of DaWeek serries. Well Hector had passed away earlier this year. Not from his AD, he also had DCM and that was what got him. I knew that Nori and Will were really feeling his loss, especially Will who had really bonded with Hector. I had talked to them about another dog a couple months back, and they simply were not ready for a new dog yet. But I also knew they were specifically thinking about getting another AD Dane. And they were only a few hours from Annie. So I called them, and they talked it over.  Annie is now living happily with Nori and Will in South Carolina!

Read more about Nori, Will and Annie on DaDane of DaWeek.

  • Gender - female
  • Age/DOB - ~ 5 yr.
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight - ~120
  • Spayed/Neutered - Yes
  • Taken in on  - 7/24/06
  • Available as of - now
  • Housebroken - Yes
  • Obedience trained - yes
  • Good with other dogs - some
    • with cats - Unk
    • with kids - Unk
    • with the elderly - Unk
  • Temperament - We do not know much about Annie. She is an Addisonian dog so she is on regular medication and needs some special handling.
  • Comments
Annie has a rare disease called Addisons, called AD by people who own an AD dog.. It is not hard to manage, but it does require her to be on medication for the rest of her life and she will need some special handling. Her owner was moving and could not keep her any longer. We heard about Annie from Great Creatures Rescue in TN. They are a wonderful rescue that we have worked with before. When we heard that Annie had AD, we contacted GCR and offered to take her into our program. I own an AD Dane myself so I have a special place fore AD Danes. Since AD can be a little tricky for those who are not familiar with it, I am always willign to take on an AD Dane, or help another rescue with one. Most of the info we were getting from the owner was confusing and often contradictory. She supposedly had nassal cancer, but it was in remission. Then we heard it was some other kind of cancer. She was not treated for cancer, and we were suspicious about the info we were getting. We knew one thing for sure though, she was going to need a special home, where she could get the care she needed to manage her AD, and to take care of whatever else might acutally be wrong with her. We had also gotten a report from Annie's foster home that she did not seem to like men. This is also going to have to be a consideration in placing her.

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We will post additional photos of Annie as time goes by, so check back often.
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