When Princess came to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter she was in pretty rough shape. She was unkempt, underweight and very scared. She was immediately placed in a loving foster home where she quickly began to thrive! It turned out she was suffering from diabetes, but with medication, good food, some grooming and lots of love, Princess has blossomed into a happy, healthy girl who brings much joy to all around her. Here is what her foster family had to say about Princess…
“Are you looking for a sweet, loving companion with lots of personality? If so, Princess is the girl for you. We have fostered Princess for the past 2 months, taking her into our home shortly after she arrived at the animal shelter, under weight, unkept, and suffering, it turns out, from diabetes. It is amazing what a little TLC, regular meals, and appropriate medical treatment can do for one of our furry friends. Her transformation has been nothing short of amazing. She loves to play ball, lie next to you, or curl up in a ball in her own bed. No doubt feeling better about herself now that she is periodically groomed, she is not above strutting her stuff when she meets new folks while out for a walk with her “brothers.” She has fit in remarkably well with our crew, three dogs ranging in age from 5 to 10 years old. In fact, she and the youngest one will play chase with each other from time to time.
Princess is potty trained, sleeps in her cage at night or when we go out, and is a good eater (not picky at all). Since Princess is diabetic, she receives insulin shots twice a day, 12 hours apart. So, her forever family must be willing to give her the required shots in order to keep her healthy. The estimated cost presently for her insulin treatment is $80 per month. It is relatively easy to give her the shots. We feed her, then foster dad holds her while foster mom gives her the insulin shot. Most times she doesn’t even know she’s been “poked!”
If you are looking for a furry friend that will give you unconditional love, then Princess may be for you. She is sweet, lovable, cute, and with plenty of spunk and personality. While there may be a bit more “maintenance” required due to her diabetes, you will be repaid many times over with love and affection by a sweet little thing who wants to be your new BFF.”
For more information on Princess or other animals available for adoption at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, please visit the shelter page on Petango. Artful Paws photography is proud to provide photography to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and other rescue groups. For more information on dog photography or pet photography in Northern Virginia, DC or Maryland, please visit my website.