~ Kincaide ~

 

 

Little Kincaide has been in our care for quite some time, battling skin issues and chronic ear infections. When one was "fixed" the other reared it's ugly head.  But we did finally get his skin issues resolved, and were constantly working on his ears. He was always a champion when it came to medicating his ears, which could be painful at times.  Never once did he put up even the slightest amount of resistance.  In fact, he normally wagged his tail the entire time his ears were being cleaned and medicated. He knew he was being helped.

Recently, we were contacted by a highly experienced Scottie home, who wanted to adopt a special needs dog.  It didn't matter if the dog needed daily treatments, they wanted to help a dog in need.  They decided Kincaide would join their family as soon as they could arrange to meet Kincaide in person and bring him home.

But it wasn't meant to be.  Kincaide became ill.  He was taken to our vet for IV fluids and medication to control his upset stomach. X-rays revealed nothing.  Blood tests revealed some anemia, after which a bone marrow test was performed.  No signs of tumors or cancer were found.  We treated the anemia for three weeks, and then retested his blood.  The levels were now normal and the vomiting had also been resolved.  Then, just 10 days later, out of nowhere, Kincaide became ill again.  His blood tests showed a high white cell count (a sign of infection).  More x-rays were taken, which revealed our fears.  Kincaide had a fast growing tumor on his stomach and another in his lungs, with fluid leaking into his abdomen.  Within a matter of just a few days, our handsome Kincaide had been ravaged by cancer.  There wasn't anything left to do to help him, but to say goodbye.

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, or how long we try, the bad guys win.

It was indeed a pleasure knowing you Kincaide.  While we grieve at your loss, we have solace in knowing that we tried our best.

Run free at the Rainbow Bridge.

~

 

 
  Kincaide was picked up as a stray by an out of state animal control officer, yet no one claimed this sweet boy so he could return home.  After medical testing was complete, it's no wonder he wasn't wanted anymore.  Kincaide has severe ear infections that obviously have been haunting him for quite some time, along with being heartworm positive.  These medical issues put Kincaide on the short list for euthanasia, as he had the misfortune of being in a high kill shelter.

He has to be one of the sweetest Scots we've ever had in rescue.  He has impeccable manners and is always a very happy and jaunty little guy!  We believe Kincaide is approximately 8 years of age.

All dogs adopted by Scottie Kingdom Rescue, Inc. have had a full medical exam by one of our licensed Veterinarians, which includes testing (and treatment, if necessary) for Heartworm disease, Lyme disease, Ehrlichia and Anaplasmosis, all necessary vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, dental cleaning as necessary, microchipping, registration of the microchip, and any other medical needs each particular dog may need.  Because we want to assure you of the health of our adoptable pets, we include a pre-paid 30 day health insurance policy with each adoption.  Copies of all available medical records are transferred to you when the adoption is finalized.

We prefer to adopt to families with past Scottie, Westie, Terrier (or similar) experience, but realize this isnít always possible. We do not ship our pets. If you have that special place in your heart, and in your home, for a Scottie (or any of our other available rescue dogs), please visit us in Dallas for an in person meet & greet session with our available dogs.  If you have existing dogs, they must travel to Dallas with you, so we can be assured that they will be compatible with the new addition to your family.

Please contact us at Rescue@scottiekingdom.com  to receive an Adoption Application or for more information on our Adoption process.  Also, please take the time to visit our website www.scottiekingdom.com for additional information.

We sometimes receive several applications on the same dog. Our goal is to place the dog in the best home possible, based on his/her needs, personality and past history. Please note:  Adoptions are not done on a first come, first served basis.  Submitting an application does not guarantee the adoption of any dog.   We are looking for the best available home for each of our rescue dogs.

Thank you for your understanding, and for considering adoption!

Scottie Kingdom Rescue, Inc. is an I.R.S. approved 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization.  We are not supported by your tax dollars or public grants, rather, we rely on donations to help us continue our rescue work for animals that are in need.  Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donations may be made via PayPal to email address:
Donate@scottiekingdom.com
or via USPS, to PO Box 551265 ~ Dallas, TX  75355