• Age:  12 years
  • Color:  Red
  • Gender:  Female
  • Dogs:  Said to be good
  • Cats:  Probably not
  • Kids:  Unknown
  • Obedience:  Not necessary
  • Exercise:  Low to moderate
  • Fence:  Unknown
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Gayle Gates

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We aren’t sure where to start with Isabelle’s bio. We don’t know anything about her life the past 12 years. We can’t believe that she’s 12–she looks and acts much younger. We don’t understand how that tumor was allowed to get THAT big. The most important thing is that Isabelle is safe with us, and thanks to our generous supporters, she will get the help she obviously needs. Here’s what we do know: Isabelle’s owner was in an accident and could no longer care for her, so his niece brought Isabelle to the local shelter for an unknown fate. Luckily, they contacted us asking for help. In addition to the shockingly enormous tumor (we don’t remember a bigger one at IDR+), she also has a slightly deformed foot. It doesn’t cause her any issues walking, but her nails don’t touch the ground to wear down, so it’s a good thing she didn’t mind the desperately needed nail trim. The brief give-up paperwork says Isabelle is good with other dogs, barks at cats, and is house trained. Of course, she is headed to the vet, where she will get a full exam, including chest x-rays to make sure that tumor hasn’t metastasized. It’s the size and firmness of a steamed head of cauliflower, so it will be a massive surgery and recovery. We will update her bio as soon as we know more.

The biographical information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge while the animal is in our care or includes what may have been provided by a previous owner. We strive to be honest and accurate, but animals can change their personalities and behavior when they settle into a new home. IDR+ makes no guarantees based on the information we observe and provide.

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