January 18: I was adopted!
January 18: I was adopted!
Friendly, gentle, well mannered and eager to please. Faye is the whole package! This gorgeous girl is perfect in every way. She has excellent house manners, walks nicely on lead, has great off leash recall, knows basic commands and is gentle and affectionate. Yep, she's pretty terrific!
A very people focused girl, Faye loves to give hugs and get loads of attention. She is excellent around children -- calm and non threatening and could join a family with young kids. Faye would be a fabulous dog for a family interested in doing therapy work, she loves to meet new people.
Faye is a playful girl who gets along very well with other dogs. She has excellent doggie social skills and is calm, cool and collected, looking for fun. She loves to romp, wrestle and play and would be happy to join a family where she has another gentle and friendly playmate.
She is also fine with cats, and even baby goats! Such a good girl!
Faye is estimated to be around 3 years old, has been brought up to date with vaccines and has now been spayed. A mild problem with the cartilage in her eye was corrected at time of spay. She is at a slightly increased risk of problems with the gland in her eye, but at this point no further issues are evident.
Faye experienced complications the morning after her spay and began bleeding internally from a site that was not related to her surgery. She underwent emergency surgery to stop the bleeding and was hospitalized for 5 days. The cause of the bleed has not been determined, it may have been a side-effect from medications, or she may have an underlying condition like hemophilia or Von Willebrand Disease. We have sent out her blood for full testing to rule these disorders out and will have the results by the end of December.
When she has been playing hard she has a very slight limp on her left shoulder, but it passes quickly and her vet exam found nothing concerning - xrays show no problems with her shoulder or elbow. Slowly working to increase her muscle mass and getting her in shape should make a big difference for her.
Nothing of any concern was found with her knees, although her hip xrays show that she is moderately dysplasic, her right hip is worse than her left. This may be contributing to the limping we are seeing on her front end. Her hocks don't have great range of motion, but overall are ok. No arthritis was visible on xrays.
At this point meds are not needed. Faye's mobility is excellent, and steps to slow deterioration of her joints will make a difference for her. Faye will be best served by continuing an exercise regimen specifically geared towards increasing her lean muscle mass and getting her in shape. Down the road, as she ages, Faye will likely require nsaids.
She is being fostered in the Bancroft area and her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person. An adoption donation of $500 applies.