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Meadowlake Pet Resort Gives a Second Chance to a Neglected Dog, Welcomes New “FLIP the Dog” Candidate!

Posted May 20 2011 12:43pm

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It started off as a normal Tuesday for Meadowlake Pet Resort’s Director, Laura; get the baby fed, shower, and off to work.  On her way to her car she noticed a small, skinny, and hairless dog curled in a ball on her front lawn.  Laura saw the bundle of neglect and abuse, and approached with caution.  The sad small dog lifted her head and behind an expression of sadness and pain, there was hope in her small brown eyes.  Laura’s heart broke, and knew that the best place for the sweet, small dog is Meadowlake.  After being monitored in an enclosed area for most of the day, Meadowlake contacted the Houston Humane Society, and the Black Sheep Agency, asking if this dog could be the next “FLIP the Dog” candidate.  All organizations agreed that she could enter the program. 

She began her “FLIP” transformation that evening with a visit to the veterinarian at the Houston Humane Society.  For being a stray, the vet was surprised how healthy she was.  Besides a non-contagious and very treatable skin condition, she is a healthy dog!  She will now stay at Meadowlake Pet Resort for the next 30 days free of charge, and undergo basic training and some much needed TLC!  Meadowlake is holding a Facebook “Name that Dog” contest, to determine what to name her.  She’s about 5 years old, she’s now updated on all vaccinations, and she will be getting dental work, and spayed in a few weeks.  Stay tuned for “FLIP the Dog” transformation!

FLIP the Dog: FLIP the Dog is -FLIP the Dog is a social media-based animal adoption program orchestrated through a PepsiGrant by the Black Sheep Agency.  “FLIP the Dog connects online communities to bring together potential dog owners with pets in real time,” said Leader of the Flock at Black Sheep, Aimee Woodall. “Everything in our world happens moment-to-moment. This was a logical next step, and we are more than happy to do our part.”  FLIP the Dog is currently working with Meadowlake Pet Resort, Houston Humane Society, Natural Pawz and Houston Dog Blog

About Meadowlake Pet Resort: Meadowlake Pet Resort is a combination pet hotel, university, spa and doggie camp offering lodging, grooming, training, and daycare services.  Meadowlake caters to dogs, cats and most exotics; including birds, ferrets, rabbits and lizards to name just a few.  Founded in 2009 by native Houstonian and animal lover, Carroll Robertson Ray, Meadowlake is conveniently located to Downtown Houston, the Med Center, Pearland and Friendswood areas.  Set on four green acres, Meadowlake’s many amenities include custom climate-controlled cottages, natural lighting, relaxing music, outdoor patios, hospital grade cleaning equipment, a state of the art spa, Activity Center with rubberized floor to protect precious joints, a dedicated staff with over 100 years combined animal care experience and even a Kitty Park.  Meadowlake’s services and amenities can be viewed online at www.meadowlakepetresort.com .

 

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