My Name is: Lucky
My FDR# is: 2014-432
My age is: Approx 3 ½ years old
I am a: Retriever Mix
I am: Male
I weigh: 67lbs
My colors and markings are: Tan/Yellow white white on chest
Date of Rabies vaccination: 10/14/15 (3yr)
Date of Distemper / Parvo (DHPP) vaccination: 10/15/15
Date of Bordatella (Kennel Cough) vaccination: 10/15/15
I have been: Neutered
I am housetrained: Yes
I am crate trained: Yes
I am considered special needs: Yes
I have these Behavioral Issues: None
I would do well in a home with children under the age of 8 years old: Yes
I enjoy the company of other dogs: Yes
I enjoy the company of cats: Unknown but probably not
My Micro-chip number is: TBA
My adoption fee is: $375.00
How to contact my foster home: Laura, Northern California, firstname.lastname@example.org
BIO: My name is Lucky; the name was given to me by the shelter because I was most likely hit by a car and survived so I guess that makes me pretty lucky! I found my way to a nice person’s home and stayed for about a week before they surrendered me to Animal Control. When I got to the shelter the staff realized that I was in rough shape. They immediately sent me to the vet where blood test and x-rays were done. My leg was weak and I was unable to bear weight on it. After shaving the leg and should to make sure there were no open wounds the vet found swelling in the shoulder and chest area and some faint bruising. Overall the assessment conclusion was that there was a lot of soft tissue damage but nothing broken. I was to continue on medications and rest with the hopes that my leg would recover. This is when I became available for a rescue to take me. I was not available for adoption to the public so if a rescue didn’t step up quickly I was on the list to be euthanized. Well, Furever Dachshund Rescue, yes a dachshund rescue, saw me and wanted to help. My foster mom said she saw my face and couldn’t resist so I was safe and on my way to a loving foster home.
I love my foster home and all my foster brothers and sisters. I get along well with everyone. My foster mom took me for a surgical consult to see if she could get my leg repaired but that was not possible because I had already lost large amounts of muscle mass. It was recommended that my leg be amputated but my foster mom knew that I was trying to use it and we worked to rehabilitate my leg all the time. Well my foster mom was right because after a year of running and playing in the yard we discovered that I was using my leg much more and was bearing weight on it. It’s not perfect and it will never be but I am happy and no further damage has occurred.
Shortly after I came into rescue my foster mom discovered that I was not eating well and so back to the specialist we went. Another blood panel was done and it was determined that I have a vitamin B12 deficiency. I am required to have a small B12 shot (1ml) under the skin with a very small needle. I never feel it because it’s so small and quick. The B12 keeps be happy and active. Other than my disability and my B12 deficiency I am a healthy happy boy. I need a home with a family that will love me and play with me and give me a wonderful life. I am truly a fantastic dog and love my owners unconditionally. Please give me a chance to show you how wonderful I truly am; I promise not to disappoint you!
We encourage adopters from all over Northern California and the Greater New England Area and will do our absolute best to accommodate you in arranging for transportation if you choose to adopt a dachshund from FDR. If your dachshund of choice is coming from a state other than the one you reside in, there will be an additional $60.00 Health Certificate Fee that is required by law. Thank you for supporting a dachshund in need.
If you would like additional information or have any questions, please feel free to contact the foster family directly. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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