United Hope for Animals’ Shelter Support Program is dedicated to helping dogs in need of special care or medical attention. Trevor is its latest case.
The Baldwin Park shelter is so often bursting at the seams with unidentifiable breeds that we’ve come up with our own affectionate nametag: Baldwin-ese. Trevor is one of our favorites in this category!
Trevor is a six years young neutered Doxie-Chihuahua mix who was found in La Puente as a stray and brought to the Baldwin Park shelter on May 6th. Trevor’s congenial disposition, adorable prance, and ridiculous underbite stood out to United Hope volunteers on the day of his photo shoot, and he quickly became a favorite. We also noticed his prominent cherry eye, a condition where the gland of a dog’s third eyelid prolapses and becomes visible, as seen in his Glamour Shot photo. When his time ran out at Baldwin Park, we simply couldn’t leave him behind. One of our dear volunteers took him into her home where he is currently being fostered and spoiled (like every dog should).
Once sprung from the shelter, Trevor was soon scheduled for surgery to remove his cherry eye. It turned out that he also had Keratitis – a condition where the cornea of an eye becomes enflamed and affects eyesight. Both conditions are common and usually mild, but Trevor had excess tissues attached to his cornea that needed to be removed in order to save his sight. Trevor’s vet expected that, after surgery, Trevor would be blind within a year. The surgery was very successful, and even though his sight is slightly impaired, it has not left him completely! After a visit to an ophthalmologist, it was determined that Trevor would most likely keep his vision for good!
Surgery has not downtrodden Trevor’s spirits one bit. “Trevor is wonderful,” praises Kristen. “He is almost always happy and enthusiastic. He has never acted like anything was a problem. His positive demeanor has remained steady even post surgery, when he had an ear infection, and when he had a hurt leg muscle.” (all conditions which he has recovered from!)
Melting the heart of everyone he meets, Trevor is well-behaved, well-mannered, and open-hearted when it comes to people and other dogs. “He has never met a person he didn’t like,” says Kristen. “He does attach quickly and strongly.” His favorite activity is getting a belly rub, and pretty soon after he meets you, he’ll roll over and ask for one. His favorite game is tug of war, and he’ll play it with humans and dogs alike! Trevor does think chasing his current cat companions is a fun game as well. He never hurts them – but we think he might do best in a home without cats. He loves to cuddle, be with people, and he comes when called. “I don’t need to leash him to take him out in the backyard,” Kristen says. “If he starts to leave, I call him and he comes running.” Trevor walks well on a leash (he enjoys the excursion just like any of his breed!), rides nicely in the car, and his foster mom says he is just a joy to have around.
Though Trevor is having a blast with his foster mom, he is currently looking for his forever home. He will be a great companion for an individual, a family, or a senior.
Trevor’s surgery was wonderfully successful, but please consider “chipping in” even a dollar or two for his vet bill. To donate towards Trevor’s vet bills, please visit http://uha.chipin.com/trevors-eye-surgery
Watch Trevor’s Glamour Shot Video!