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Friday, October 24, 2014

Davey


Davey
2014-029
I was adopted!

Adorable boy Davey arrived in our care on October 23 and is getting himself settled into his foster home.  Sweet, friendly, affectionate -- this boy is the whole package.

Davey is 3 years old, neutered, and will be brought UTD on vaccines once we clear up some skin and eye infections.  He has been diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia, but is able to get around well despite this.  We hope that with some weight loss and specific exercises targeting the muscles in his back end that Davey will have very good mobility.  At this time he does not require medication.  He will be seeing our vet within the next few days for a full work up and to devise a treatment plan.


On intake Davey was quite matted and had hot spots and sores on his body.   Given how thick and close to the skin his matts were it was decided that it would be easier on him to shave his coat.  Davey will be wearing a jacket this winter to keep him warm in the cold temps as his fur grows back.  Here he is, all groomed out -- we kept his adorable mop top!







 He gets along with everyone, both two and four legged and is a real gem!  Davey could join a home with other well mannered dogs and is also gentle with cats.   He knows basic commands, has decent leash manners , is well mannered and a lovely boy.  His off-leash recall needs some work, but that is easy to work on.

Davey loves to swim, which is a great activity to build up his hip muscles!  He'd be a great candidate for water rescue training.

He is being fostered in the Sudbury, ON area. Once his skin infections are clear and he has been vaccinated he will be ready to join an adoptive family.  Applications are being accepted now.  An adoption donation of $500 applies.