Betsy was with us for such a brief time, barely more than 2 months. She was an Old Dog Haven Final Refuge hospice foster dog after she found herself in a Washington shelter as a stray. Nothing was known of her past, but she was estimated to be around 12 years old and she was intact with mammary tumors and severe dental diseases. I have fostered animals many times and from various situations and we understand that transitioning to a new home, even a happy home, takes adjustment time. When we agreed to be her final home we were prepared to deal with that adjustment, as well as all her physical conditions. But Betsy was a tormented soul. Rather than settling down and feeling at home with time, her anxiety just increased and intensified, and it became clear that Betsy was just too emotionally damaged to live a decent quality of life. With the assistance of the ODH administrators and our wonderful veterinarian it was decided that Betsy would be better off freed from her constant internal conflict. In our brief time with her dear Betsy stole our hearts and saying goodbye was heartbreaking. But watching her suffer had been devastating. We are so grateful to both Old Dog Haven for bringing this lovely girl to us; and, Northwest Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital for aiding us in caring for her during her brief visit into our lives. Be free and at peace now Dear Betsy, we learned much from you during your time with us and we will NEVER FORGET YOU!!
A donation was made in Betsy's memory and the memorial was created on December 18, 2019.