George is a very sweet, standard tri-color Dachshund who is around 5-6 years old. George found his forever home with Cindy and James on August of 2015. Sadly, George was born and lived in a puppy mill before he was rescued by the Oregon Dachshund Rescue (ODR). Cindy and James had been feeling the void in their hearts after the loss of another beloved Dachshund. They decided it was time to heal their hearts by filling out an application to the rescue. Within hours, they were matched with George and it was love at first sight. George has been a dearly loved and important part of the family ever since.

George was referred to Dr. Tanya Donovan in our internal medicine department for frequent bouts of bacterial pneumonia in his right middle lung lobe. He had been treated with antibiotics, which helped, but pneumonia would ultimately reoccur. A lung lobectomy (removal of part of the lung) of his right middle lung lobe was recommended as it was taking a toll on Georges overall health and well-being. A lung lobectomy was performed two weeks ago and Cindy and James report that George is doing very well! His energy level and breathing have dramatically improved and they are grateful for the care they received from Dr. Donovan and also Trupanion Pet Insurance as they helped cover the cost of his diagnostics and surgery.

George shares his home with two other dogs; Beatrice the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Riley a Standard Dachshund. All three dogs have formed a tight pack, but George is especially close to Riley. George divides his time, along with his family, between Lake Forest Park and Leavenworth, where he can be found playing with his “fur siblings” in the winter snow and summer sun. George enjoys running, jumping, sniffing, hiding, digging, barking, rolling in dirt, wrestling with Beatrice and Riley, and warming his bones in the sun or by the fire. We are so happy that George is now feeling better and can continue enjoying life!

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