Senior pup dropped off at shelter gets spa treatment, vet care

Give a senior pooch a home for the holidays?

Precious needs a new home.
Precious needs a new home. (Orange County Animal Services)

ORLANDO, Fla.UPDATE: Precious, the senior pooch, left the Orange County Animal Shelter Thursday morning and is doing great, according to her new caregivers at The Pixel Fund.

Precious, now called Precious Pearl, got the full spa treatment and went to the veterinarian, Janet Williams, with the Pixel Fund said.

"She is lonely and disoriented, but loving," Williams said.

Williams said 15-year-old Precious Pearl will receive needed dental treatment and have a skin tag removed from above her eye.

Most importantly she is in good hands and won't spend another day in a shelter.

"We will ensure that she has a wonderful, safe and loving Christmas in a home where she is cared for," Williams said.

Watch a video Williams posted to Facebook to see a full Precious update below:

Dr. David and Kelly examining Precious Pearl. She did well and will have a little bit of surgery on Tuesday to take care of some issues that will make her much more comfortable.

Posted by Pixel Williams on Thursday, December 15, 2016


A pooch with years of wisdom needs a good home to live out her days after being dropped off at Orange County Animal Services.

Precious has been at Orange County Animal Services since Dec. 10, according to the OCAS website.

OCAS partner, The Pixel Fund, has agreed to take in Precious on Thursday until she can find a forever home.

Precious will need to visit a veterinarian and need some time to settle in before she will be available for adoption, Janet Williams with the Pixel Fund told News 6.

Donations for the pup's care can be made at thepixelfund.org, Williams said.

Before Precious was rescued by The Pixel Fund, Central Florida social media users started a campaign to get Precious, a 15-year-old female, adopted.

Homeless senior dogs often have the hardest time getting adopted, simply because of their age, according to nonprofit Susie's Senior Dogs.

Interested owners shouldn't let a double-digit age deter an adoption of a dog like Precious. The curly-haired beauty is healthy, weighing 14 pounds and is heartworm negative.

But wait, there’s more.

Precious would make a wonderful addition to family holiday photos or a good lap snuggle with her Christmas wreath collar.

Look at her beautiful holiday-themed head shots (above) taken by Pawsitive Shelter Photography.

Do you have room in your heart for Precious? Her animal Identification number is A365590.

Until Dec. 23 all pet adoption fees are only $12 for "12 days of Petmas."

Visit her page here to learn more about the adoption process.

And if Precious gets snapped up (like we know she will) there are still many homeless friends that need homes at all times of the year.

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