A Male Labernese presently Adopted
UPDATE AUG 2: A lot has happened since I last checked in and a lot of people have been asking about me. Well, my first surgery was not successful so I had to have another. It was rough but with my amazing Foster Mom by my side, encouraging me every step of the way, I know that I will get through it. For the first five days I could have no exercise whatsoever (just ice, stretches, and massages three times a day. Now I am allowed three 15-minute walks every day -- not runs, slow walks (boring!). I will have my stitches removed on August 10th and start to do some physio. Two weeks after that a follow-up will be done with x-rays to make sure all is well. A little bump in the road but I have come so far and Animatch has never given up on me, so I am going to push through and get better. By the way, surgeries such as mine are not inexpensive, so if you are thinking of doing a little fundraiser (ideas: lemon ade stand, book sale, car wash), I would be so grateful.
UPDATE MAY 20: Walton went through surgery on one hip and is recuperating. Dr. Plasse will reevaluate the other hip as it was not as bad as we originally though. Walton would love nothing more than to recuperate in his furever home. He is very strong and exercise/walks must be on leash. Hopefully, when he is fully recuperated obedience training will be a priority.
UPDATE MAY 13: Animatch felt that Walton was too uncomfortable to continue his life without surgery on his hips. Therefore, Walton went through a Femoral Head Ostectomy (aka FHO) on both hips; the surgery means that the ball of the hip (on each leg) has been removed. Walton is recovering and will need some time to get back to every-day-life. It would be wonderful if Walton could recover in his forever home.
Thank you to those who continuously support Animatch in their mission to change the lives of dogs who may not have otherwise had a chance at a good life. We continue to reach out to you for financial assistance so that we can continue to make a difference in the lifes of the other Walton’s of this world.
Meet Walton, a friendly Labernese -- great dog, bad hips. Walton was transferred from the SPA – La Beauce. In fact, that is the reason he was transferred; they felt he would have a better chance of getting a home as one of our adoptees. We have opted not to do surgery although we do recommend cartrophen injections, daily exercise in a moderate amount, weight maintenance, and simply enjoying the companionship this fellow is eager to share. Hip dysplasia causes arthritis which is a progressive condition; therefore, at some point in Walton’s life, pain meds might be required in exchange for a fairly normal, comfortable life. This could very well be the reason he was abandoned in the first place. Animatch is committed to Walton and we won’t let him down. We realize that for some this may be an issue but honestly, we consider that this handsome, devoted, goofy boy who loves everybody deserves an opportunity to have a great life. The only thing that would make life just a little better for him at this point is a forever family! Walton gets along well with other dogs although he is quite possessive when food is involved. He also tends to be quite mouthy when he gets over excited which is a behaviour that can be worked on. Animatch would like to see him go to an experienced family with older respectful children. Walton seeks a family who will commit to him for the rest of his life. Are you looking to add a little energy to your family? Please consider adopting Walton; he is ready to start a new life.
More Details About Walton
- Status: Adopted
- Breed: Labernese
- Size: Large (78 lbs)
- Age: 11 months
- Gender: Male
- Grooming: Medium
- Energy: Medium-High
- Children: 16 and over
- Cat friendly: No
- Dog friendly: Yes
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