Status: Adopted

Gender: Female

State: New York

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Age: 13 weeks

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Weight: 17 lbs

Hair Color: Fawn

Ears: Natural ears

Tail: Docked tail

Reported Good With: Children Under 12, Children 12 & Older, Cats, Male Dogs

Kids Age Range: Kids 8 and older

As Phoebe continues to recover in the ICU from surgery, the search for a home for her now begins. She is all puppy, and acts every bit of 13 weeks of age. Her life up until now has been filled with misery. She didn’t ask for this life and Phoebe deserves a chance at happiness.  She deserves to feel the comforts of a home, the security of a family, and to feel joy.  Phoebe is urinary and fecal incontinent and she will need to wear diapers. This incontinence may resolve over time, but there is no guarantee. The pressure on the nerves of her spine affected her bladder and fecal control.  We have nowhere for Phoebe to go. She must wait in the hospital until a home is found that is committed to helping her. Her short time on this earth has not been happy. We need your help to change that. Phoebe thrives on human contact and affection.


Phoebe was the puppy that didn’t sell.  We were told that something was very wrong with her, and that she was left with her mother so she could “clean up after her.”  When our volunteer arrived at the farm, she saw a 12 week old puppy whose vagina was completely covered in thick green discharge.  Her back end was abnormally swollen with a grossly enlarged rectum and a misplaced little nub.  Volunteers drove her to our neurologist, who immediately performed an ultrasound and an MRI.  Results showed what appeared to be a fluid filled sac putting pressure on her lower spine.  Phoebe will need a drain in her spine to attempt to drain the cyst.  A fluid analysis will be sent to the lab to determine if it is infectious or congenital.  The neurologist is hoping that once this sac is drained, the pressure will be relieved from her spine – giving her nerves in the area the chance to rejuvenate.  Phoebe is fighting for her chance at a normal life in the ICU.