We saved Morrie at the last minute from a high kill shelter where he was going to be killed due to medical issues, He had ticks, his coat was patchy and awful and he has dry eye and needed drops daily. Before we could get him to his vet appointment, he came down with pneumonia and had 103.5 temperature. He also had tick fever, valley fever and when his lungs were x-rayed to confirm the pneumonia, he had some kind of foreign body in his tummy. Our vet only gave us a week's worth of antibiotics as she wasn't sure that Morrie would live. But Morrie had other ideas! The photo of him with his paws on a chair and a bone in his mouth is 2 days after the vet gave us the dire warning! Although still fighting pneumonia, he had surgery the next day to remove the foreign body that turned out to be a 5" long, hard plastic ball with nubs on it that was all crumpled up. The vet thought that it had been in his tummy a good long time.
After a round of anti-biotics, Morrie is clear of tick fever. He had a very low titer for the valley fever and the medication for that has really helped his skin and coat. His fur is growing back in at a healthy pace. He will need to continue the valley fever medication and be retested in another 4 months, but it has been helping his eyes, too. He is currently on daily eye drops, but our vet is expecting that that might end with his next eye check.
Morrie is fine with other dogs of all sizes, but he will be content being your one and only. He loves to play with toys! He will lean heavily against you for pets and while we haven't had him around kids, he will likely be great with them, too. Morrie loves to ride in cars and hang out wherever you are. He is crate trained, housebroken and walks well on a leash, He is now neutered, current on shots and will be micro chipped before going home with you. His adoption donation is $200. Morrie is ready for the perfect owner or family who is looking for an exceptional dog to share good times with!
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