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Name: Cordelia
ID: 43284611
Breed: Terrier, Cairn / Mix
Gender: Spayed Female
Age: 6 years 5 months
Size: Medium
Location: Awaiting Foster
FOSTER REASON: Cordelia had severe and chronic ear infections that were painful and difficult to treat, requiring surgery to remove her right ear canal. She has chronic allergies and elevated liver enzymes. Due to a long history of pain, Cordelia is sensitive to touch and uncomfortable with medical handling and restraint. Although her prognosis is good, it's best for her medical care to be permanently handled by the SPCA of Texas, making her a candidate for our fospice program.


ABOUT CORDELIA: Look at this face! Cordelia is such a cutie, it's hard not to fall in love! She was rescued by the SPCA of Texas in November of 2019 as part of a hoarding case. She was in rough shape with severely overgrown nails, ear infections, and extremely matted fur that left her in a great deal of pain and sensitive to touch. Without good exposure to people as a young dog, Cordelia can be nervous with strangers, but warms up quickly with lots of treats. However, she's a "look, don't touch" kind of gal. Because of her long history of pain, Cordelia gets uncomfortable with petting and handling, especially with less familiar people and around her head. Cordelia has been in foster homes before and is reportedly house trained and does well when left alone and is a good candidate for anyone who works 8-10 hour days. She loves walks, treats, and playing fetch with stuffed toys.

MEDICAL NEEDS: Cordelia takes medications for her allergies and elevated liver enzymes, which is easy to administer when hidden in food - she loves snacks! Her family should watch for signs that her left ear may be bothering her (shaking or tilting her head, scratching at the area) and be able to bring her to Dallas for exams, medical treatment, and grooming. She has a sedated blood draw and re-check for early May. Cordelia is also overweight and needs a family to help keep her diet on track and provide exercise.

HOME NEEDS: Cordelia requires a calm and quiet environment without frequent visitors. She tends to bark when strangers or unfamiliar dogs approach her space, so she needs a house with a securely fenced, private yard.

KIDS: Nope! Adults Only, please. Needs to be completely separated if children visit.

DOGS: Maybe! Other dogs need to be able to interact politely with Cordelia and not want to get too physical with her due to her touch sensitivity. Meet and greet required to see if they're a match.

SPECIAL NOTE: Cordelia is a Fospice pup- that means you get to love her for the rest of her life while she remains a part of our foster program! The SPCA of Texas will provide all of her supplies, medication, care and behavioral support! It is also an option to foster Cordelia temporarily until a forever Fospice can be found.

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McKinney, TX 75070

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