Matilda came to us a few months ago after being abandoned on a cold rainy night in the backyard in a local city. The kind hearted animal control officer who found her is a dear friend of ours and could not imagine putting a blind senior dog in a shelter, so she called us for help. Of course we took Matilda in! We later found out that her original owner had passed away, and that Matilda was actually 15 years old.
We did have a very lovely couple who was interested in adopting her, but we all decided that Matilda was best cared for in her foster home, where she seemed very content. She was spunky for 15! Her foster mom adored her. She had a quirky personality and got along beautifully with the other dogs.
We really didn’t see this coming – Matilda showed no signs that she was uncomfortable or that her death was imminent. Her foster mom is absolutely heartbroken. We want to thank her foster mom, Christine, for the love and kindness that she showed to Matilda, and for making the last few months of her life comfortable and peaceful.