Lily is a 9 year old terrier who came into us as a stray back in 2018. She was diagnosed with a cancerous lump in her anal gland. Luckily the cancer hadn’t spread to anywhere else when she was assessed but we knew this was an aggressive form of cancer. The only treatment option we had was to have the lump removed and chemotherapy, however, this would have been a hugely invasive process without guaranteed success, Due to Lily’s more sensitive nature and dislike of travelling to and from the vets, we felt this was not in her best interest.

Instead she is comfortable and happy in her Palliative Paws foster home where she has been for just over 3 years now. Her family adore her.

Lily originally came to us with a prognosis of approximately 6 months, but proving the vets very wrong she is now in her 4th year with us! She is such a friendly, cheerful girl to everyone she meets, both 2 and 4 legged and is the best of friends with our own dog. During her time with us she has accepted another 9 foster dogs into our home. She even rather grudgingly took on the role of Auntie to 2 pairs of puppies and was an excellent role model for them all. As a family we all love her dearly and feel incredibly lucky to be able to have Lily live with us for as long as she has. We can’t imagine being without her so hopefully it’s a long time yet!