Female | 5 + yrs. | 60-65 lbs
Atikah was found as a stray in the center of Suffolk, Virginia. She was an outside and chained breeding dog who was a mess and emaciated when found. She obviously had never been inside a home as it was all very foreign to her when arriving at the center and going through the different rooms, kitchen etc. She is a fast learner though and she LOVES people!!! She was heartworm positive but luckily was not severe enough and could have the ‘fast kill’ method. She is doing fantastic now, a couple months after her final treatment! She also had a smaller mammary tumor removed, sent out and the news was not great…but not a death sentence either….it is cancerous but with good nutrition, and remaining on the supplements she is on now, she can have a good life! (Please note that DDB pays for any medical having to do with her cancer and heartworm…until testing negative which should be soon, supplies the supplements and low carbohydrate food she is on!)
She is about 4 or 5 years old, very sweet with such beautiful, soulful, forgiving eyes! She is a big girl and when her weight is normal, will be about 60-65 lbs. We would love to find a foster for her, someone who has the patience and can show her more of the ropes of living in a home. She is getting used to a crate/kennel and learning her basic commands! We will be introducing her and walking her with other dogs in the near future.