Heath was going to be euthanized at a shelter for being shy yet all of the photos and videos showed the she loves people and does well with other dogs and cats. Sadly, the shelter didn’t vaccinate Heath on intake due to being shy and the shelter has announced they have a distemper outbreak. This means Heath was exposed. Heath is listed as “coming soon” and is currently on distemper watch and is being treated to keep her as healthy as possible. If all the dogs in your home are current on distemper/parvo vaccinations [DAPP], Heath is available to foster at this time but is not yet available to adopt. We’d be happy to talk to you more about what might be involved with fostering her.
Distemper is nearly 100% avoidable if everyone made sure their pets had proper DAPP vaccination and boosters and all shelters vaccinated upon intake. Distemper is spread through wildlife like skunks, squirrels, foxes, coyotes and unvaccinated dogs yet there is no reason for a dog to contract this disease because the DAPP is vaccine is very effective.