Hi I’m Crowley! I came to Adoptabull from a family that was overwhelmed by my medical needs. I was purchased at 12 weeks old, and within a short time my family knew something was very wrong with my rear legs. They couldn’t afford the surgery the vet recommended, and I was in so much pain that when I was just about one-year-old, they surrendered me. X-rays of my hips revealed severe left-hip dysplasia with bone grinding on bone and no salvageable hip joint. I had a femoral head ostectomy to remove the damaged femoral head. My body is now in the process of developing a false hip joint with muscle and tendon regrowth. My leg is slightly shorter and I will always limp. But I have been relieved of most, if not all of that horrible constant pain. I take a daily Previcox pill to reduce inflammation. For now the vet recommends my right hip be left alone as there is more of a hip socket and I can use my leg. My front legs are stronger but I am fully mobile and can handle 4 or 5 steps.
It appears that my breeder was trying to breed “mini bulldogs” because I have a very small head, upright ears and a very short roach back. My back could a reason why I’m not able to hold my pee and poop longer than 4-5 hours. I want to potty outside, but I can’t always wait. I sometimes go overnight without pottying but not always. My foster mom puts waterproof pads by the door for me to use when I need them. And, although my foster family has tried to help improve the situation with medical tests, different foods and probiotics, my bowel movements are mushy and require a thorough wiping.
Sometimes my behavior resembles gremlins, like in the movies! I am absolutely loveable but if I’m tired or crabby, watch out! I will bark and try to bite anyone trying to wipe me after potty. My foster mom does it by holding my harness. My foster mom says I’m very food motivated and it’s easier to toss a treat in my direction rather than trying to move me by pulling my collar. I do well with a harness and a leash. I will charge and bark at things that make strange noises like garbage disposals, blenders, motorcycles, and lawnmowers. I know I sound scary! But I am very affectionate and love to rub up against people and be petted. I just let you know when I’ve had enough!
I’m looking for a forever home that tolerates occasional accidents and can let me potty frequently. A few stairs would be okay. Oh, and a family that accepts my grumpiness!! I really am a good dog. I just get overwhelmed sometimes and I let it all out. Older kids (age 10+) only, and other dogs would be great. I’m not sure I feel about cats, but let’s meet one and I’ll tell you!
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