This is BONNI

Bonni is an adorable, little baby Shepherd mix. She was a stray who ended up in a shelter, but they thankfully reached out to a kind, loving rescue group who had her evaluated at a specialty hospital. Since her diagnosis was ME with PRAA, they had the surgery performed successfully and now she is an happy, very energetic and active puppy.

This sweet baby girl loves people (adults and children) and gets along great with other dogs and cats, so will make a wonderful addition to someone’s safe, loving, forever home.

  • Current age:   11 weeks old               ●          Current weight: 6 pounds
  • Dogs Current Status: Fostered         ●          Location: Atlanta, GA

Bonni also may be seen on her Petfinder link at

Timeframe needed to find a home: Available to be adopted now

Medical information (spay/neuter, chipped, other health conditions if any, etc):

  • Won’t be spayed and micro chipped until 16 weeks of age

NOTE: Since her approximate DOB is 12/12/15, she is not scheduled to be spayed until     4/12/16.

  • Received her first set of vaccines 2/26 as well as follow-up radiographs

Where and how did we get this dog:

Bonni was a stray dog at a local shelter; they reached out to the pet rescue thinking she had parvo because she was vomiting; was accepted into the rescue and taken to a local vet specialist on 2/12/16; tested negative for parvo and after x-rays, diagnosis was PRAA with ME and aspiration pneumonia; after the AP improved, she underwent surgery for the PRAA on 2/16 (the surgeon said that the surgery went flawlessly–totally textbook);  once stable, she was released to the rescue on 2/20


Where and how was ME diagnosed:

Animal hospital (give name if known): Blue Pearl Specialty, Sandy Springs, GA

X-rays or barium swallow: X-rays

Food brands and consistency (meatballs, milkshake, pureed, etc):

  • Fed ProPlan Focus Large Breed puppy food
  • Soak in water and pureed into a slurry/soup consistency
  • Add probiotics (FortiFlora) to her food

Fed how many times per day in what position and timeframe:

  •  Eats about 5 times per day – about 140 ml per serving fed via a catheter tip syringe
  • Uses a Bailey Chair
  • Held upright 15 minutes after eating

Hydration method and consistency (Knox Blox, SubQ, Thick It, etc):

Gets enough water mixed into her food so hasn’t needed to start on any fluid therapies

Exercise preferred (if any) and level (high, moderate, low): Typical puppy and is energetic and active

Items that will go to new owner (Pro Collar, chair, bed, health records, etc):

  • Food
  • Meds
  • Supplements
  • Health records


  • Lives with 8 other dogs – is polite and interested in them
  • Does great with adults and children
  • Loves cats
  • Working on house breaking – prefers not to potty in her pen at night
  • Crate trained

NOTES (any other pertinent information that will help you decide if you might be the safe, loving forever home):

“In order to adopt, all applicants will need to be approved by the rescue group.  All pets in household must to be up to date on vaccinations and be spayed/neutered.  All dogs must be on heartworm preventatives.  Applicant must undergo a home check as well.”