We got the call we were all hoping for — none more than Charlie, the Cavalier King Charles we picked up on Sunday wandering the streets of Portlock.
And, by the way, his name is Rascal.
Like we figured, the owners had no idea Rascal slipped out of their house for an unsupervised Sunday night stroll. Luckily, Rascal had only been out for a couple of hours — if that, according to the owners — before we found him.
And like many dog owners (including us), the owners didn’t know they had to register the microchip with the Hawaiian Humane Society. It’s something all of you with pets should do today.
Skin allergies are surprisingly common with dogs, and Cavalier King Charles are no exception. The owners have been trying to figure out what’s wrong with Rascal, and changing his diet was one of their many attempts. (If anyone has suggestions or tips I can pass along to the owner, post ’em here.)
Pet ownership isn’t easy, especially if you’re trying to provide a safe, healthy and fun-filled life for your animals. And it’s particularly difficult when your pet is suffering from a disease, injury or condition like Rascal.
By this afternoon, he should be reunited with his family and sleeping in his comfortable bed. Thanks to everyone for your help in tracking down his owners — for the re-tweeting and Facebook posts — and sending your happy thoughts to Rascal. He’s going home!
Sweet! Hoping they take good care of him. Next time you find him wandering, he’s staying with you! 😉
LOL! We’d put you on a diet, though!
Yay! I love a happy ending! Terrific news!
Thanks! The owner actually found out about Charlie/Rascal from the blog! How’s that!
Yay for Charlie/Rascal. My Pepe has skin allergies too, giving him a bath once a week keeps the allergies under control. All of the vets thought it was diet, but for him that’s not it. Some dogs react more strongly to the germs and bacteria that are present everywhere. Let them know if changing his food to the non allergen kind like California Natural doesn’t work, he may be like my little one and just needs that extra pampering all the time.
Another mission of mercy and of peace. A happy ending for all involved,
WOOHOO way to go Cat for saving the dog!!! my Sparky has an eye infection right now… :o( but I know he was praying for Rascal too… (right Sparky?? he says “arf” which in dog-ese is “yep, I sure was praying for Rascal, cuz he’s my doggie brutha…”) great job cat… and see, we told you that your blog was gonna do amazing things and… ‘sho nuff…
My schnauzer also suffers from skin allergies. My vet told me to wash my dog with head & shoulders shampoo once a week. I have to say as unorthodox as it sounds, it actually works.
lots of great tips,a happy ending, awesome! …”it takes a village, and a Cat, to save a Rascal!”….
Great Job Cuz..
Great Job Cat!
Yay! Everyone loves happy endings! 🙂
“Cat rescues Dog”. Film at 10.
Hi, Cat! I’m so glad Charlie found his owner. He was lucky you found him and kept him safe in the meantime. My dog has allergies so that is something i’m very familiar with. I would recommended going with a grain free type food. I like Orijen dog food which uses high quality ingredients, is grain free, and high in protein. It’s a little more expensive but totally worth it. I go to Naturally Pet on Ward but Petland in Kahala sells it too. I hope Charlie feels better soon.
i wonder what Dr. Dish would have to say about this situation?
For Rascal’s skin problems, maybe he is allergic to omega3 oil that are found in fish or most seafood and most dog food have it. They can try feeding him with regular innova or Iams but not the diet ones then use Mane N Tail horse shampoo and conditioner to give him a bath they can try it for a week it worked on my dog. Cat maybe he have choosen you to be his new owner.
Rascals owners may want to check . They make products for dogs’ allergies, shedding, etc.
Check with dinovite.com