27 Feb 2024
By Humane Society of Ventura County
Baker has come so far since he first came to the HSVC! The 2-year-old Miniature Poodle was brought to the shelter as a stray in early February after he was discovered wandering along the highway. He was found very underweight and extremely matted with large patches of missing hair and overgrown nails. Baker also had infections in his eyes, ears, and paws. Despite his condition, Baker remained a happy, friendly boy who was just excited to be getting attention. Our Clinic and Animal Care staff quickly went to work treating the energetic pup after his arrival. He seemed very grateful to have his matts shaved off and greatly enjoyed spa treatments of medicated baths and foot soaks. We're happy to share Baker's eye, ear and paw infections have resolved, but it will take more time for his coat to come back to normal. Until then, Baker will be rocking sweaters to keep warm and will likely need continued medicated baths and possible medication in the future.