UPDATE - Zoom now has a cart to help him get around. He does not have full control of his bladder so that is an issue you must be aware of. He needs to find a home with one floor living and an owner that understands there will be ongoing medical needs and possibly eventually owner will have to express bladder. We are looking for a local adopter so care can stay with Dr. Clements who did Zooms surgery and knows him best.......
OK lets start with the name...... They call me Zoboomafoo supposedly this is a cartoon character. My foster mommy calls me zoom because even though I just had back surgery I like to think I can zoom around. She isn't very happy when I try and I have to stay in my playpen most of the time so I can "rest" which of course I am not at all happy about!
I was found wandering the scary streets of Philadelphia. I had a back injury so I was dragging my back legs but hey a guy has to do what a guy has to do so I wasn't complaining just walking around the best I could. A police officer found me and took me to the shelter which was NOISY and ok I will admit it a little scary :(
The people there were nice but they frowned a lot and I heard them say "he doesn't stand much of a chance, who is going to take on the expense of back surgery?" Didn't sound like my odds were very good :( I tried to be really friendly when people walked by my cage but people didn't pay me any attention :( Then I heard one of the staff say "tonights the night" and I was REALLY scared and sad cause I'm a nice dude!!
Lucky for me in walked 2nd Chance and she didn't seem at all concerned about my back. She scooped me up and hugged and kissed me even though I have to admit I was a mangy mess and really stinky!! She took me outside in the fenced area and allowed me to walk around and potty. It was the first time in days that I didn't have to pee and poop right where I was caged. It was WONDERFUL! She then picked my stinky butt back up and put me in a really soft comforter in the van with Princess Pom and we both took a long ride home with her! We went straight to the hospital and the next night I had back surgery. I had to stay at the hospital for a few days but then they let me come home to the nice ladies house and she knows how to work with back injury dogs so I'm hanging out with her and Ottis (he's another dog that had back surgery and he has been with the nice lady for a few months now) He says its a good place to be and I think he's right. I like it here!
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A dog is a lifetime commitment. The dogs in our system find themselves there, for the most part, because their humans did not have the same loyalty to them as they did to their owners :( We do not take the adoption process lightly, and will do everything in our power to make sure the dog is placed correctly the first time around for your sake and theirs. Thank you for choosing to adopt not shop!
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