Balto - Retired Service Dog

Siberian Husky
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Age: 16 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Special Gift Box:
The family of Nala Sue   [Angel], Camera , Kelly Ann  in loving memory, Quinn ,     Willa

"The Toad", Toad, Toadi, Toadicus, silly old fuddy duddy, old boy, old Toad, toadstool and Bumble Bee Boy.

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog-disabled
-blind -dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
April 6th 2001

December 1st 2000

Napping , going for walks/hikes being w/ mama, and North Star.

Being blind it bothers him to not know where mama is now

Favorite Toy:
Mama and squeaky plushies - 2nd puppy hood.

Favorite Food:
4 Health Ocean Fish and Potato 100% Grain Free

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere with mama

Best Tricks:
talks like a "Toad" and says "I ruv wu wra-wra-wra!" -" I love you Mamamama. Balto has litterally found his "inner toad" while sleeping. a!!!!"

Arrival Story:
My parents brought him home from Spokanimal CARE when he was 6 months old,he was an early "Sweet 16th B-day" gift, since I wanted a 16-22 Sled Dog team and a Moody Style Racer Sled w/ accessories for my 16th birthday instead of a car. He was the best present my parents EVER gave me!!!

Balto is officially Blind now and he has severe arthritis in his hips and back legs. Getting around fine otherwise. He is in the process of switching kibbles from Taste of The Wild: High Prairie Canine to 4 Health Ocean Fish and Potato because I just found out that High Prairie doesn't have glucosamine and chondroitin which is essential for elderly dogs leg bone and joints.

Forums Motto:
Oldie Toadie <3

The Last Forum I Posted In:
who says Huskies are stubborn and untrainable? I'm not

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 27th 2006 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Balto's Journal: A Day In The LIfe Of A Service Dog

2nd puppy hood and doggy alzheimers bliss or ???

November 3rd 2014 1:05 pm
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Balto barely survived a recent bacterial infection in his (cant remember what it was called) and it was caused by a disease. All possible diseases were blood screened for and narrowed down to nothing!?!? Even the vet wasn't able to figure it out. The odds were against him, people whom never met him via Facebook friends and didn't really know him were condemning him to death aka be put down, even the local vets in the area that were not his primary vet just because of his age and only that. I NEVER gave up on him and stood my ground about it and he in return did the same. The vet still feels he has a great quality of life to him and I am totally in agreement. The unfortunate part was that it was contagious and it spread to Lady Lucke 2 and North Star 2 (SDit) and my mom's chiweenie, snickers. It was very much touch n go for a while there w/ 4 dogs in quarantine at the house. North Star only got a touch of it and Lady took a bit longer and so did Snickers. Balto is usually slow to recover anyway but this time he barely pulled thru. My mom doesn't know what it was that I did but, obviously Balto has made it very clear ,he is not ready to go to heaven just yet. Once he fully did make a good recovery, he went into his 2nd puppy hood and played with his plushy squeakie, which he has not done this in over 5 years now. He also has been recently diagnosed this past summer w/ Advanced Age Related Nuclear Sclerosis of the eyes and Advanced Doggy Alzheimers. So we are dealing w/ most days of 2nd puppy hood adventures and others occasionally ditzball forgetfulness aka Alzheimers.


layla's law, lady, an aleu ll

June 5th 2012 11:21 pm
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Plz refer ta info on lady and RCW code 9.91.170 on lady's diary page. Aleue will be coming home to officially relieve me possibly june 13th or June 17 thru pilots n paws.



My working days have been numbered....

April 7th 2012 10:50 am
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I fell down the stairs at the county court house on march 28th and I am no longer legally a "baker-zimmer" thru mama's marriage to a bad man. I also dont know what I was doing on march 31st during grocery shopping with mama and aunti. Mama said I was doing things I normally dont do when I have a seizure but, the vet says its time. Mama has a layaway payment with my dr doghealth to get me special "geriatric" bld test so mama have me on stupid pills. I wont take those things, nor keep em down no matter how mama does it. yes, I am a stink pot and they make me help mama save my life. I'd rather die that take them pills when I get them. :P

(This is balto's mama. My vet and I r thinking about other methods like eye drops or a type of vaccine to get him his life saving medicine, maybe even an eatible pill w/o all of his food allergies.)

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