Our Special Dogs

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Our Special Dogs

Postby Amy Hendrickson » Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:02 pm

We've got some special dogs - aren't they all special? This year we've had a bunch, two puppies with broken legs, two amputations, one hairless pit bull mix (he was adopted into his foster home - chronic alopecia)

Our special Christmas dogs need marketing to help them have a happy life for 2010

Leo, he's special because he's just so damn insecure. He's got a good heart and is such a loving dog but his first owner did him a real dis service by keeping him "packy". He doesn't know how to be a dog by himself and needs a role model. Looking for a strong gentle leader that can give him direction and routine and that strong gentle leader would be best if they have an older female dog. He does fine with dogs of both sexes and cats. His problems in his first home were "defensive" only. He and his litter mate had some mild difficulties over rawhide. He needs to be crated when home alone - he can't take the stress of being in a big house all alone, he tends to drool puddles but in his crate he's as happy as a clam. Doesn't push physical barriers, if something's blocking his way, he won't push past it. He's a good boy. Blue and white, all vetting.
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Skye
She's our eyeless puppy, yep, she has no eyeballs. She's very developmentally delayed. She is chronologically 7 weeks but developmentally 4 weeks. She won't be ready until sometime in January. She has hydrocephaly too. Her backyard breeder took her to the animal shelter because the other puppies in the litter were picking on her. So instead of being a decent human being and intervening, she decided to get rid of the problem. It would suck for potential buyers to come over and see this runty thing and think her dogs had defective genes. She should make a nice pet once she's out of the woods. She may benefit from a home with a doggie companion.
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Brutus
Well, he's the ultimate betrayal this Christmas season when his owner moved and left him at an animal shelter. Who cant consider the dog they have owned for TEN YEARS!! The shelter didn't have the heart to put him down. He's a healthy boy, a little fat. Good with other dogs and tolerates other intact males (he's losing his balls this week). Non reactive to hissing caged cats but we have not allowed him to interact with loose cats. Fully vetted AST
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Sacchi
One of this year's amputees. She lost a back leg to a bad break. She's a cute little brindle gal about 6 months old now. She lost her leg at 14 weeks. She gets along with other dogs after she's had an intro period. She has some fear associated with other dogs. Don't know if it's remnants of life on the street with a broken leg or just because of her handicap. She's too playful with cats, would need supervision and training. She's fast on her feet for a tripod. Housebroken, crate trained. Loves to snuggle with her foster brother (he's the hairless pit bull).
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Re: Our Special Dogs

Postby trip8581 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:34 am

Awwww wish I had room. I would take your eyeless pup in a heartbeat. I love special needs dogs.
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Re: Our Special Dogs

Postby msvette2u » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:22 am

Aww what great dogs...I posted in misc. about a senior we adopted out who's still going strong in her home, seniors are awesome.
I'm glad your hydrocephaly pup is doing well, we had one a few years ago who passed at 4 weeks :(
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Re: Our Special Dogs

Postby Nickdawg » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:20 am

awww, poor Brutus...
hoping for homes for the special crew soon..
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Re: Our Special Dogs

Postby Amy Hendrickson » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:31 am

Leo was adopted just last week but sadly, Skye had a seizure and passed away. She had been doing so well. She was 10 weeks old and 10.5 lbs. Active and alert. A sudden seizure in the middle of the night. Her foster mom heard her crying out and start thrashing in the crate and by the time she got to her, she was gone.

Sacchi and Brutus still need homes
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