Meet Our own deaf
We recently found out that Hector has passed. His
Addisons was not the problem, he was diagnosed with DCM last year and
that was the cause of his death. His owners are missing him badly. We
can not thank them enough for giving him a wonderful last year. We know
he was loved beyond all reason, and more importantly, Hector knew it
too. No dog could have asked for a better family, or a better final
Enroute to his new home
Taking a siesta along the way
Meeting his new mommy and daddy
I think they love me.
Hector hits the big time.
He is featured on Ginnie.com as DaDane of DaWeek!
Part 2 of Ginnie's feature on Hector
And part 3 no less, such a celebrity he is!
- Gender - male
- Age/DOB - ~ 6 yr.
- Height at the shoulder -
- Weight -
- Spayed/Neutered - No
- Taken in on - 1/24/05
- Available as of - now
- Housebroken - Yes
- Obedience trained - Some
- Good with other dogs - Yes
- with cats - Yes
- with kids - Yes
- with the elderly - Yes
- Hector is a fairly sedentary Dane, your typical couch potato. Given
his age this is not surprising. Very sweet, good natured, easy going
has a rare disease called Addisons. It is not hard to manage, but it
does require him to be on medication for the rest of his life and he
will need some special handling. He was adopted by his last owner who
loved him like crazy. But he died, and his widow has not been able to
continue to care for Hector. She has tried for several years because
that was her husband's dying wish. But the time came that she has
had to face cold hard facts. We were pretty much his last chance. None
of the rescues had room for him and he was set for euthanasia in a few
days when one of the TX rescues contacted us about him. Since I
personally own an Addisons Dane myself, there was no way I was going to
let him be put down. One of the people who had adopted a dog from us
before offered to foster him, and we put the word out that we were going
to take him and wanted some help in finding him a new home. We also put
the word out that we might need some help in changing him over to the
less costly type of medication used to treat Addisons. And an amazing
thing happened. People from all over offered to help. A wonderful
person named Donna Matthais, who is the compounding pharmacist we get
the meds for our Addisons Dane from, and who has had an Addisons dog of
her own at one time, assured us that Hector's meds would be available
to us at no charge should we elect to switch him to the new meds. And
out of that an idea was formed to create a fund to help Addisons dogs
in rescue, to see to it that no Addisons rescue dog was ever again put
in jeopardy of being euthanized because of the cost of care.
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"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion" - Unknown