Newsletter #1 – Boone’s story

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My name is Boone, I am a 10 year old male Pomeranian that was lost and brought to the shelter.  When I first arrived at AVHS, it was apparent that I needed some dental work. My new friends helped me by taking out a few bad teeth – 15 to be exact! I now eat only a soft food diet, which I don’t mind because it is super yummy! I was looking for a family that can take me on walks, long car rides, and let me snuggle up with them on the couch.  My family came and adopted me not long after that.  I was adopted 2.22.17



I needed dental work when I came to the shelter!

Boone’s new adopted owner says, “Boone is doing great! We love him sooooooo much. He has been getting showered with love! The kids are so happy that I brought him home.  I took him to the groomers and Boone felt so much better He has settled in and his entire face expression has changed. He knows he is home to stay! We’ve been having so much fun. He really enjoys children and is so very sweet to them! “



boone dentalBoone had extensive dental cleaning and teeth extraction while he was at AVHS.  Dogs usually have 42 teeth. Boone had 14 missing when he arrived and we extracted another 15, leaving him with 13 teeth!




Thanks to the donors from our AVHS Gala & Auction, we were able to purchase a dental x-ray machine and a full body x-ray machine.  We had over 175 dental surgeries on shelter dogs and cats that need dental work when they arrived at the shelter last year.  So many animals have dental disease by the time they are three years old, resulting in bad breath, painful chewing and tooth loss.  With proper dental cleaning, to remove plaque and tartar, we are prolonging the lives of pets thus eliminating infection in the mouth and other organs.

We will perform additional dental surgeries for the adoptable animals at the shelter.  We are thankful to have been able to accomplish what we have this year. We could not have done it without your help and we are honored to be here in your community, continuing our mission.

Please click on the Donate Now button to help us continue helping over 2,100 animals in our shelter during the year.


Phil Morgan

Executive Director

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