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Koala (special needs)Rescue Me ID: 16-06-02-00236

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About Koala (special needs)

Adoption Fee: $50
Lhasa Apso mix
Age: Adult
Sex: Female

Koala, female Lhasa Apso/Terrier Mix, whose estimated date of birth is 4/25/11 and weighs approximately 25 pounds, was rescued as a stray in poor condition in the street hiding under a car. It is clear she had been neglected for a long time. She received the medical attention she needed, including teeth cleaning and blood tests/x-rays which revealed she has Cushing's Disease and an old injury to her left shoulder causing dysplasia. Some symptoms are hair loss and voracious appetite.The most common cause of Cushing's disease (85% to 90% of all cases) is a tumor on the pituitary gland (which is located at the base of the brain), which causes the pituitary gland to overproduce a hormone (ACTH) that stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisol. The disease is not curable and Koala must take daily meds:Vetoryl 10 mg (for Cushing's) twice a day, Soloxine .3 mg (for hypothyroidism) twice a day and a liver support supplement totalling $121/month. Her medical issues are maintained/managed with medication and her condition is not deteriorating. She is doing well and ready for adoption. She has been spayed, vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped. Koala is housetrained and gets along well with other dogs and cats. Koala is sweet, friendly and loves to go for walks. She is very cute and has a delightful, happy personality. Koala is looking for that special person to give her a second chance at a loving home. $50 adoption fee, cash only, which is to help reimburse for a portion of expenses of dog rescue and rehabilitation. Adoption contract required. Local adoption within a 75 mile radius. If interested in Koala, please tell us a little about you, your family, your other pets, where you live. etc. Thank you. Our adoption process involves meeting the animal by appointment. We have the best interest of the animal in mind and our goal is to find a good, permanent home for each of our rescued animals. We have the right to decline an application if we feel it is not a good match/fit or suitable home. If you like the animal and we both feel it is a good match, an application and adoption contract is completed. A convenient day/time is arranged for us to deliver the animal to its new home to do a home/yard check (to make sure the home and yard is safe and secure). We will collect the adoption fee (cash only) when we deliver the animal to its new home. All our adoptions are on a trial basis because our goal is to have a successful adoption where the animal has a good permanent home and never ends up in a bad situation again. We ask that you give the animal a chance to adjust and settle in his new home and environment. Going to a new home with new people and a new environment is traumatic and stressful. It will take time for the animal to become comfortable around you and his/her new home. This should be a bonding period where you get to know the animal and connect with it, spend time with it and take things slow. He/she will need to get to know and trust you and learn the rules of the house and what is expected of him/her. This takes time, sometimes 2-3 weeks. During this time we will hold the adoption fee and if the adoption is not working out, we ask that you contact us and return the animal and we will refund your adoption fee.

Riverside County
Quail Valley, California 92587


  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current
  • Arthritis

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