Simon, Spaniel Mix

simon (1 of 1)-4Meet Simon.

With this little guy’s emaciated form, matted and thin hair, scabbed face and “rat tail,” we know we don’t need to explain how badly Simon needed a rescue.

We see it time and time again, and yet it never ceases to amaze us- the true strength these dogs have in the face of adversity. Despite Simon’s horrible condition, he is a very friendly guy, happily accepting pets and attention from his rescuers.

He’s happy someone finally didn’t turn away from his miserable condition… relieved someone finally cares.

Simon, we can’t WAIT to watch you heal and grow into the beautiful dog you are! Friends, please if you are able, donate to Simon’s medical care chip-in fund via PayPal below. It’s going to be a long journey for this pup and we will keep you posted along the way…

Medical Update, Sept. 24th: Simon is on Metronidazole (for diarrhea) for 10 days and Doxy for 7 days. Initial bloodwork and fecal are both fine, so we’ll have to play it by ear for awhile and see how the lil guy responds to some good food and a nice soft bed. We hope that’s all he needs!

Simon’s Updates:

Simon has officially been adopted by his foster family! Congrats Simon!

Volstock, SimonFrom Simon’s foster mom, Nov. 2014: I must say Simon is blossoming into a beautiful young man! I’m so happy and proud that he’s doing and looking so well. He’s getting so heavy, you can’t really see his hips and ribs anymore, and his hair is growing back! I talk to people about him like a proud mother! Fostering is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done and I love it. I think I’m hooked. I call it Project Simon! I love this guy and he’s going to make someone very happy one day.

Medical Update on Simon, Oct. 14: Simon’s labs came back consistent with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). This means he doesn’t have the pancreatic enzymes to digest his food, so we have to supplement them. We’ll order the powder today – we just add it to his food with a little water and wait 15-20 min so it kind of pre-digests. With any luck he should have an amazing turnaround in just a few weeks!

From Simon’s foster mom, Oct. 5th: I think Simon is getting some strength back! After he did his business outside, he did a run/frolic all the way to me as if saying “let’s hang out and play!” Also he was playing with toys last night!

From Simon’s foster mom, Sept. 2014: He is doing fine, we just need to put weight on him. He’s on a few antibiotics. The biggest sweetheart ever. Seems to like my dogs. He just got out of the shower right now. I love how the top of his head is fluffy!


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