Lets Get Dillon Home
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Dillon is a pure Saluki of around 5 years of age. Measuring 84cm to the top of his head, he’s a big boy with endless legs. Despite his size he has all the Saluki grace and truly is a gentle giant. He loves everyone and everything including ... More ...

Dillon is a pure Saluki of around 5 years of age. Measuring 84cm to the top of his head, he’s a big boy with endless legs. Despite his size he has all the Saluki grace and truly is a gentle giant. He loves everyone and everything including adults, children, dogs and cats. Sadly, this beautiful boy didn’t have a great life. Found on the streets of Dubai with lots of scars and in very poor health, he was taken to a veterinary practice in Dubai. Unfortunately, with no one taking responsibility for him, Dillon was confined to a crate at the vet for over 8 months. While he was there he was neutered but unfortunately it wasn’t realized that Dillon had chronic Ehrlichiosis. The surgery, although normally low risk, almost killed Dillon due to his extremely fragile state caused by the Ehrlichiosis. Being terribly underweight and with the disease affecting so much of his body, Dillon needed more than drugs to survive. The poor boy had to have blood transfusions and it was touch-and-go as to whether he would survive. His condition was so bad he had to have someone sit with him all through the night at least once. Once Dillon’s condition was stabilized, the decision was made to get him out of the crate and into a foster home where he could continue to recover in a kinder environment than a crate in a vet. Luckily someone stepped forward to foster Dillon and he was taken to the fosterer’s home where Dillon had freedom to move around, spend time in the garden, socialize with the fosterer’s three dogs and also go for a walk every day. The fosterer has continued to monitor Dillon’s progress with the help of the family vet. During the time in the foster home Dillon’s beautiful nature has become apparent and it wasn’t long before Dillon captured the heart of a couple desperate to adopt him and make him part of their family at home in Italy.

We need to raise funds to pay for Jumbo crate for him to travel in... Some medical expenses to get him fit to fly and his export paperwork to Italy... The rest of the expenses will be met by the family adopting.

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