Miss Gremlin has been with NASAP since Feb 2015, as an adoptable dog, and as of Nov 2017, has joined the ranks of our Permanent Care Animals.

Unfortunately, Gremlin's past hasn't been easy. She came to us with pretty severe behavioural concerns, in addition to inflammatory bowel disease and spay incontinence requiring special diets and meds. Her devoted foster home has put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into Gremlin's well-being, and never gave up on her, no matter how tough things got over the years. 

Gremlin really started making strides this year with her reactivity and fear aggression, we were all elated with her incredible progress, hoping against hope she might finally find home. 

But then Gremlin started limping. Miss Gremlin was diagnosed with both hip dysplasia and disco spondilosis in her neck and thorax. This means her vertebrae are fusing together and it will progress to arthritis. Her funny gate and sitting positions are because her hips can dislocate very easily. 

With the plethora of meds, the special diet, the progressive and degenerative orthopaedic conditions, and the high reactivity and behaviour concerns, we had to look at the big picture and make the tough call that Gremlin is best off in her foster home of three years, where all her needs will be met, and we know for sure she will have the highest quality care for the rest of her life. Turns out she has been home all along!!

She loves car rides, playing in the pool, long walks and running as fast as she can. She loves squeaky toys and tug of war is her favourite game. 

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