UPDATE: Amelia is safe and sound in a foster home in Nashville, TN. Many people have asked what her service was. Based on her behavior, we believe her to be a weight-bearing service dog. She is a chunky girl at nearly 80 pounds. We do not know if she was placed by an agency or which one, unfortunately. She is not a candidate for any further service work as she has significant arthritis in her back end and she is deaf. She is not yet adopted, so if you are interested, please click on the how do I adopt a dog link and fill out the application. Thank you to everyone for the cross-posting.
Meet Amelia. Amelia is an 11 year old female lab mix that served her entire life as a service dog. She is alive now only because a vet contacted us. Amelia’s owners took her in to be euthanized because, as a service dog, her usefulness was over because she could no longer handle their weight. The vet was outraged as were we. Amelia is a happy, sassy and spunky dog who still loves to play. She is exceptionally obedient and just an amazing dog. She does have some arthritis, but the vet was not overly concerned. She is otherwise in good condition and will make a nice pet for some very wonderful and lucky family. She is currently in Tennessee.