by Allix Ollivier
Allix Ollivier is a Development Associate at Valley Animal Center in Fresno, California. VAC shares their animal rescue adventures with us every month. Check out KRL’s interview with VAC to learn more about what they do.
Beau is our beautiful two-year-old blue Pit mix. His big goofy face and the way he spins in circles when he’s excited makes everyone smile. Although he is happy now, it took Beau about a year to get there.
He was originally rescued off the streets of Fresno by a woman, when he was just a puppy. After living with her for some time, it became apparent that Beau was going to be a very large dog. Despite being a gentle giant, the woman unfortunately could no longer keep him due to his size. She came to surrender him at Valley Animal Center where the staff gladly accepted Beau into our shelter and into our hearts. We love our Beau, and we know you will too!
When we first received Beau, he was very skinny. We had to give our sweet boy lots of attention and TLC to help build up his body weight. It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows though. Shortly after being in the shelter, he regurgitated a tennis ball – and since we had not had him for very long, we don’t know how long that could have been in his intestinal tract, making him sick! He had issues that might have derived from swallowing that tennis ball.
Our dedicated staff, ranging from veterinarians to adoption team members, have been taking care of Beau, and showering him with love. Despite multiple treatments and medications, it seems that his intestinal difficulties will continue throughout his life. Our doctors say that while this medical condition is permanent, with a careful eye and a loving family, Beau’s issues won’t impede him from having a happy and healthy life.
Now that our furry friend is fully recovered, he is ready to go to a good home. Beau is looking for a forever family that loves him as much as he will love them. He gets so excited to see his human friends when they visit the adoption center, that this handsome fella spins around in circles. Beau would do best with an active family to help him burn off all his excess energy. If you’re a big fan of long walks, playing in the back yard, and living life to the fullest, Beau would be the perfect match for you!
Beau is currently up for adoption, and he truly is a beautiful companion! Until he finds a forever home, we’ll continue to care for him at the Valley Animal Center. In order to maintain lovable dogs like Beau, and also the kitty cuties we are sheltering, we appreciate any and all donations. Contributors like you help support the cats and dogs at our facility until they find their forever homes. As always, the Valley Animal Center is grateful and appreciative of any and all donations.
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