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My name is Coronado!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Burbank, California - Coronado
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Facts about Coronado

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Coronado is a 7 year old German Shepherd rescued from North Central Shelter. He was very thin, fragile and needed to be rescued!
We could not resist his soulful eyes and pleading gaze. This is a beautiful, pure breed German Shepherd whose health condition is stemming from sheer neglect. He will mind you well and do best with an experienced Shepherd owner that understands the necessity for boundaries with smart breeds. He can be reactive towards reactive and Alpha dogs but is being fostered in a home with various sizes dogs and does great walking besides his canine companions. He's very smart with excellent communication skills with all walks of life.
He has Perianal Fistulas. It is treatable but not curable. We have seen great improvement in his condition since rescued in March.

What causes perianal fistulas?

The exact cause of these fistulas is not known, but is thought to start as an inflammation of the sweat and sebaceous (oil) glands in and around the anus, followed by infection of the area. Abscesses form, open, and then drain. The warm, moist area around the anus and under the tail, and the large numbers of bacteria in the area, make an excellent environment for bacteria to multiply.

Surgical removal is an option for some cases but not a consideration for Coronado. He has shown improvement with medication, diet, exercise, and a low stress environment. Surgery would create a situation with feces incontinence.

Cleansing the anal area with an antiseptic solution, and flushing with large amounts of water (hydrotherapy). For more serious conditions, a combination of oral cyclosporine and ketoconazole has been shown to be effective in treating these fistulas. We have been using a gentle flow of water (water hose - low pressure) and seen an improvement.
Treatment with dietary changes and with prednisone , atopica, vita caps and probiotics has been effective and helped to improve Coronado's condition and overall health.

Surgical treatment of perianal fistulas can be difficult because of the many nerves and blood vessels in the area. In addition, some of the ulcers are very deep. Surgical treatments including removal of the affected tissue, cryosurgery (freezing the tissue), laser surgery, cautery, and even tail amputation have been used. Complications after surgery include fecal incontinence and anal stenosis (scarring of the anal area, making it difficult to pass stool).

Basically it will be trial and error to find out exactly what works to treat and improve his condition. He is a loving and protective guy that really needs a loving and dedicated family. He's well deserving of an amazing home.

The most exciting part of Coronado is that he was in need of rescue, and we have seen great improvement in his condition. He just needs a home. This is a very loving and gorgeous dog. He is protective and might do best as an only dog.

Contact claudia@labsandfriends.org for more information and Please fill out an adoption application at www.labsandfriends.org and email it with your questions.

Thank you so much for being open to adopting s rescue dog!

About Labs and Friends.org

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small group of experienced, passionate rescuers who pull animals from Los Angeles shelters who are at high risk of euthanasia. All animals are placed in foster homes and any and all known info about the animals is shared with prospective adopters.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We arrange 1-1 meetings with our adoptive animals.

Our Adoption Process...

We require a homecheck and ensure the animal you are adopting is assimilated well into your home environment, including compatibility with your other pets.