At 5 months old, when puppies are supposed to only have to think about playing and being loved, Phoebe was left at the shelter because seizures were not in her family's plan of caring for her. She was deemed unadoptable and destined to be euthanized if rescue couldn't take her. The first day in her foster home she had 12 seizures. Her visit to the vet resulted in being diagnosed as a Distemper survivor. Surviving Distemper is a victory in itself, but the damage it left behind haunted her until she sadly passed away in 2012.