Shalimar

ShalimarShalimar is a 7-year-old Shepherd mix who came to the Cleveland APL severely underweight.  She only weighed 37 pounds; a healthy weight for a dog her size is 55 pounds. Shalimar was sent to a foster home in order to put on weight before being adopted. Unfortunately, after several weeks in foster care, her size had not changed. Following extensive testing, it was determined that Shalimar has Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, which made her unable to keep on weight. After several months without finding an adopter, Shali was prepared to go to a German Shepherd rescue group, which stirred one of her fosters into joining the “foster failure” club by adopting Shali. Now, with the right medication and lots of love and attention, she has put on 25 pounds!