We’ve Been Here Before

Last Tuesday, our foster puppy Bethany had emergency FHO hip surgery. We took her to a pre-op consultation Tuesday morning when it was decided she needed surgery ASAP to repair her fractured femur and pelvis. We left her and she went into surgery Tuesday night. She came home to us on Wednesday looking like Chelsea’s quarter-shaved twin. We’re going to continue to foster Bethany for a week; if she’s not adopted by then, we’ll take her to the Humane Society so she can go on the adoption floor and find her forever family. Frankly, the thought of putting her back in the shelter is not my favorite so we’re hoping to find an adopter before next Thursday!


Please adopt me!

Just like Chelsea, Bethany had FHO surgery on her back right leg. Same post-op rules apply: no running, jumping or playing- talk about a challenge with a 10-week puppy!Β She’ll need lots of TLC to heal her leg but she is already improving dramatically. (If you’d like to learn more about FHO rehabilitation in dogs, check out a previous post about our puppy, Chelsea and photos of her recovery.) We are very optimistic about Bethany’s recovery; she had surgery younger than Chelsea and before the injury had completely healed incorrectly. Bethany will make a full recovery and thankfully, her surgeon did a wonderful job πŸ™‚

One day after FHO surgery.

She feels better than it looks!

We’re glad we’ve had experience with this injury– it’s been much easier this time around. Though we are still in the end stages of Chelsea’s rehabilitation, she has almost completely recovered. With Chelsea, we’ve been walking, running and swimming; with Bethany, we’ve been walking slowly and building back strength. And if you sawΒ our post about Scarlett’s leg, you know we’ll be here again (in two or three months).

Little Bethany is still available for adoption and looking for a home that can give her lots of love! If her injury gives you reserves, I can assure you she will be fine. I have no doubt from watching Bethany through the first week, she’ll recover faster than Chelsea. She has done wonderfully and is already putting weight on and using it to walk! Unlike Chelsea, she doesn’t seem to pick it up at all.

She loves her toys!

As we get to know her more, we adore this little bundle of love. Bethany is irresistible, tenacious, playful and such a sweet baby. Beyond these things, she lives to please and always wants to be by your side. Bethany loves the cat and the dogs but she and Scarlett have become best friends and never leave each other’s sides πŸ™‚ She would be a great addition to any family!

Sharing food with Scarlett.


Doggy love affair.

Thank you for all the wonderful words of support and encouragement for Bethany! We apologize for getting so behind in our reading (ok, maybe we’re a bit overwhelmed!) and hope you are all doing well! Please spread the word about sweet Bethany; she’s available for adoption through the Humane Society of Greater Miami but I can send her anywhere. She is one beautiful girl who deserves a second chance at life.Β Please contact forloveofmydogs@gmail.com if you’re interested in adopting sweet Bethany!


Waiting for my forever family!


22 responses to “We’ve Been Here Before

  1. I would take this one in a heartbeat if I had the room for a dog – what a sweetie and a cutie – OMG that 1st pic just melts my heart! Here’s to the wee one finding that Forever Home – someone will be very lucky to have this love in their life:) Have a Great Weekend!

  2. She is very cute. I am sure she will find a good home.

  3. She seems lik a great girl and hope she finds a forever home soon. We wish she could live with us.
    Bella and DiDi

  4. We already have two, but if not she is a cutie πŸ™‚ Praying she will find a home soon.

  5. I hope she finds her forever home, fast! She is adorable, if only I could. I probably would be the animal hoarder with 500 dogs. :-0

  6. That adorable little pup is in exactly the place she needs to be right now! I hope she finds a permanent home soon. πŸ™‚

  7. She’s adorable and hopefully will find that fur-ever home really soon.

  8. She is adorable and we are praying for her to find a home…. πŸ™‚

    Your friends,
    the collies and chuck πŸ™‚

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  10. Hey it’s Jet here. You are an angel in human form… thank you for helping my fellow K9… we will pray she finds a forever home, too.

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