Dottie Atwater

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    Dottie Atwater
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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    In Chiriqui
  • Birth (home) country:
    I consider Panama my country.

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  1. Beginning March 1st for only two months. They will pay for food and provide the dog's crate and blanket where he likes to sleep at night. Friends in Boquete rescued this dog from an Indio. They tended a wound in the dog's leg and had him neutered. He went from a terrible life to a good life. The dog is apparently deaf. He is a hound...and of course howls. They have to return to the states for two months and they're at their wit's end about finding care for their beloved dog during that time. Can you help? 6517-8752 Dottie
  2. Roper (Whirlpool)...older, made when they were made to last! $150. Excellent condition. Not long ago I replaced the belt. That's the only thing it has ever needed. Reason for selling: I have tons of laundry with dog blankets for my 18 dogs' crates plus blankets after the clinics, so I bought an extra-large-capacity washing machine (18 kg). Therefore, I needed an extra-large dryer. Call to arrange to see it. I am in Volcan. Dottie - 6517-8752
  3. Can anyone recommend a good dentist in David? If so, please give contact information. Thanks. (Some people have recommended Dr. Spiegel in the past, but neither he nor his son work in their David office now.)
  4. Thank you, Marcelyn! Come visit!
  5. After a welcome rest in December, we happily resumed the clinics on January 22nd. Dr. Tello sterilized 44 animals, which brings our total to 3,751. We would have had 18 more animals today, except 9 dogs and 9 cats were either last-minute cancellations or no-shows. See the web page at If you'd rather just see the photo album, the link is We had a long but fairly uneventful day, except for two animals. One female dog had a venereal tumor. She had been spayed at our clinics three or four months ago, so obviously she was infected at the time and the tumor continued to grow. And one little dog, who had been bred many times, had a huge infected uterus filled with pus. She had had no obvious adverse symptoms but she soon would have died if she had not been spayed today. Besides preventing the suffering due to overpopulation, these are just two more reasons to sterilize both males and females before sexual maturity. Shortly before this clinic, someone asked me if I dread the clinics or look forward to them. My immediate reply was that I look forward to them. Helping so many animals--and their owners/guardians--is very heartwarming, not only to me but to our Dr. Andres Tello and to all of our volunteers. I consider it a privilege to be able to serve the animals and my community in this way. It is also very heartwarming to see so many youngsters bringing their pets. Education starts with the children! Dottie
  6. Powermate 7000 Watt, Honda gasoline engine, manual start, model PM0497000. $990. Perfect for those “no-electricity” times. A little over a year ago I paid $1,262.59 including tax. It's an excellent generator that will run everything in my house: 2 chest freezers, 3 refrigerators, computers, lights, my 220-volt water pump, etc; the only problem is that I can't start it myself. When the electricity goes off and my employee is not here, I'm out of luck! It has been run only a total of about 15 hours; except we do start it regularly for a few minutes as is recommended. Now I have a push-button electric start generator, so here's your opportunity to get an almost new generator at a bargain price. It is in perfect condition. Call me for an appointment to come check it out. I am in Volcan. Dottie - 6517-8752
  7. This reply is not a "foster solution" but an idea. I am "fostering" a dog (that apparently I will keep).He wandered to the clinic in October and we sterilized him. He had a wide bloody wound around his neck. He had been tied with a wire and obviously worked at it for a long time in order to get loose. He was fearful but not aggressive toward humans. Freddie is in a place separate from my other dogs. Any time one of them would go near his fence, he would growl. Finally my employee and I would take him on a leash out with the other dogs for 10 minutes or so every day. He was afraid, tucked his tail, and growled when one came near him. Finally, though, he became comfortable around them. We are still doctoring Freddie every morning for a couple of issues; when we finish, Freddie is eager to go with the other dogs. Just an idea to acclimate the dog with other dogs...
  8. Thanks! I had not even thought to look at PriceSmart.
  9. Does anyone know where to find plain clear ammonia without the detergent stuff added? Thanks for any info. Dottie
  10. I've tried the Bach Rescue Remedy and it didn't do a thing to relieve the trembling and shaking.
  11. I don't know. Mine came from Amazon. But it might be available locally.
  12. I don't know. Mine came from Amazon. But it might be available locally.
  13. Did you read my post about Gingko Biloba for dogs? It has certainly helped my dog to be less terrified. She still doesn't like the fireworks but now she doesn't tremble and shake.
  14. I'm not clear on this either. Aren't most of the discounts available to jubilados anyway? Also, if I wanted to sign up from Volcan, would there be a way to pay via PayPal instead of having to come to Boquete to do it with cash or check?
  15. I read it's good for a couple of things. I've been giving two 60mg tablets daily to two of my dogs. Each weighs about 40 lbs. One was peeing on the floor every night. After a couple of weeks of the Ginkgo Biloba, now she seldom does it. The other is TERRIFIED of fireworks, thunder, and even heavy rain. After giving her the Ginkgo Biloba for about 10 days, at least she doesn't tremble and shake all over like she's about to have a stroke! I will probably give the Ginkgo Biloba a long time, if not forever. If your dogs have either problem, it's worth a try. Dottie