Ardie MD

Status: Adopted
Gender: Female
State: Maryland
FA #: 11
Tag #: 4250
Age: 3 yrs
Date of Birth: (Birthday unknown)
Weight: 50 lbs
Hair Color: Reverse Brindle or Black
Ears: Natural ears
Tail: Docked tail
Reported Good With:
Male Dogs
Kids Age Range: Unknown at this time

Message for "Name a Dog" donation:
In memory of my beautiful friend, Ardie. She came to love and befriend a boxer named Rowdy, who misses her as much as I do. Fly with the angels, Ardie.... you will forever be in my heart and memories.
- Debbie Burke

Ardie has been dealt a rough hand at such a young age. In May, she was hit by a car as a stray and taken to the emergency vet by the shelter. Her right eye was irreversibly damaged and the ER vet had to reposition her globe. Following the accident, Ardie also lost her hearing and demonstrated some balance issues. She has now been in foster for two months. We have been giving Ardie time to heal and she has been treated by our rescue vet and the ophthalmologist. The eye doctor indicated Ardie is not in any pain and her eye is producing a normal amount of tears. She will be blind in her right eye, but no further treatment should be needed.

Ardie gets along great with her foster siblings and looks to them for direction. She loves to lay in the grass outside and is slowly learning how to play with the other dogs. Ardie knows several hand signals such as come, sit, and no. She is a quiet girl who enjoys going places with her foster family. Ardie is very sweet with everyone she meets.

Because Ardie has not regained her hearing and has demonstrated some head tremors, she will be seeing the neurologist on August 6th. We need to determine the extent of the damage from being hit by the car. We are not sure what testing they will recommend, but will update her page once we know more. We could use your support to help Ardie with her past and upcoming vet expenses. We want to do everything we can to give this incredibly sweet girl the best chance for the future.

Ardie was found as a stray and taken to the emergency vet after being hit by a car. She had to be sedated to repair a bulging eye and Ardie has since lost vision in this eye. Ardie is estimated to be around three years old. She is a very sweet girl who just arrived at her new foster home. Once she recovers from kennel cough, Ardie will be evaluated by our rescue vet and an ophthalmologist. Ardie has some balance issues on the stairs and does not seem to hear anything. She is getting along well with her foster siblings. We will provide an update once we learn more.