Hamara came to MAGSR from a local shelter after she was adopted out and returned because she had a heart murmur. MAGSR immediately sent her to a cardiologist to have an Echo-cardiogram. The echo confirmed that Hamara has a Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), which is a common congenital birth defect in dogs and more so in females – german shepherds are also predisposed to PDAs. At this time, her heart is enlarged and is the size of an 80 lb dog. Hamara will have surgery to correct the defect on March 31st and is expected to make a full recovery and live a long and happy life. However, she will not be available for adoption for at least 3 weeks after her surgery (~April 21), as she will be on strict crate restriction during that time so she can fully recover, and then she can move on with the rest of her life. MAGSR will cover the cost of Hamara’s medical care to prepare her for adoption – the cost is very expensive, but Hamara is worth the cost. Donations towards her medical care would be greatly appreciated as this would also help us save other dogs with medical needs. If your family would like to meet Hamara as soon as she is available for adoption, please submit an adoption application and ask to meet her.
Hi there....It's me Hamara. Things at my foster home are going really well. I am learning to potty outside and how to sit when coming in and going out. My heart condition isn't as scary as it seems. MAGSR is a wonderful, generous rescue that is willing to help me become my best self. After surgery, I have a few weeks of complete crate rest and then I will be just like any other puppy. I get along well with the resident dogs and really want to play, especially fetch. But my foster mom says no for at least a few months. The resident children are great. I really love the 10 year old resident girl and frequently sit on her lap. As a final thought, thank you for the interest and any support you can help with. This is a huge undertaking but I'm lucky enough to have a rescue that cares this much about a life. We'll keep you updated. Sincerely, Hamara
Hamara here…. I’m back at my foster home following the surgery I had on March 31st. I came through it like a champ! The doctor said a few more weeks of crate rest and then a few more of slowly introducing physical activity. My foster family is taking great care of me and making sure I stay calm. They say it is tough right now but will all be worth it. Pretty soon I’ll be good as new and ready to be a playful, energetic puppy!! Keep looking for updates (and pictures when crate rest is over) See you soon…
Hi again! It's been almost 5 weeks since my surgery! I'm acting and feeling like a puppy!! My breathing is normal and my heart isn't pounding hard anymore. My foster family has me out of the crate more each week. I'm still on a short leash, but I'm out to chew bones and be loved on, which is pretty cool. My favorite person in the house is the resident daughter - I'll do anything for her. We're continuing to work on sit and down. Next week, we'll start short walks to work on heel. I'll see how housebreaking goes but I don't have accidents in my crate. When I need to go out, I bang the door of my crate for the humans to come and get me. Other than those times where I need to go out, I'm perfect in my crate. I'll keep you informed of my progress. I can't wait to go to my forever home. Is that with you? Talk to you soon, Hamara