Pooch + pacemaker = Merry Xmas

Meet Guido. He is quite possibly the luckiest dog in all of Adams County — because of all the costly and peculiar gifts people lavish on their pets this time of year, Guido got the best one of all.

A pacemaker.

On December 17, Guido underwent an intravenous procedure that placed a device in his chest to correct an irregular and weakening heartbeat. At around $4,000, the operation isn’t cheap, and Guido isn’t exactly a precious showdog. He happens to be a 12-year-old lab-beagle mix, and a shelter dog to boot. But to animal sanctuary operator Maxine Mager, every critter in her menagerie is as deserving of the best care as any celebrity’s pampered purebred.

Read the rest of this wonderful story at: Pooch + pacemaker = Merry Xmas – Denver News – The Latest Word.