Poor little Owen was turned in to the shelter at only 5 weeks old with no mom or siblings. The shelter staff loved this little guy and took him home with them each night so that he did not have to live in the shelter. But Owen sometimes has an unusual gait and they had some concern that he may have a problem with his leg or hip. In order to save him from being euthanized, they asked JoJo's to rescue him and find him his forever home.
We immediately had an x ray done and at this point were are told there is a potential issue with his back right leg. You would never know it to watch him run and play. It may resolve on its own, but if not he could be a candidate for surgery. He is too young to know that for sure.
Owen is as cute and sweet as they come -- his foster mom calls him "an absolute doll." If you have it in your heart to rescue this boy despite the possibility that he may need hip surgery at some future date, he really deserves to have his own family to love. This is in no way a life-threatening condition. If it does not resolve on its own as he grows up and is left untreated then he could develop hip dysplasia and be in pain as he gets older, so we need an adopter for him who could and would be willing to get him surgery if the experts decide that is what he needs to avoid a painful future.
We think Owen would do best in a calmer household. Mild exercise is good for him and very desirable so a walking buddy would be great, but he is not a good candidate to go jogging with you.
If you are interested in giving this sweet boy a home, please email jojosdogrescue @gmail.com and we will send you an application to complete and email back, or you can visit our website http://jojosdoghouse.com and download one. Adoption fee is $250, which includes neuter, vaccinations, parasite treatment and prevention and microchip with lifetime registration. Thanks for choosing adoption!
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