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Joey's fosterer writes...
Joey’s life got off to a really bad start. He came into the Prince George’s Animal Management shelter as part of a cruelty case impoundment. It soon became evident that he was very sick and needed more treatment than they could provide, so the SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George’s County took him in. Our vets examined him and did an ultrasound, finding that the poor pup's intestines were tangled into themselves and creating a blockage. So, we sent him for surgery the very next day, and they found that some of the tissue was already necrotic. Without urgent surgery, he would've died. It was touch-and-go there for a while: his vitals were unstable and he ended up needing post-op fluids and even a plasma transfusion. But he's doing much better now and his puppy-ness is definitely starting to show.
Joey is young so this house-training thing is not perfected. He needs a family that wouldn’t leave him alone for more than four hours. He is very active and playful. He is working on some basic training but gets side-tracked with important puppy activities – chasing balls, playing with his toys, jumping up on his foster mom, chewing whatever he can find to put in his mouth. If you have a fenced yard and time to work with a puppy, come and meet Joey at one of our adoption shows.
If you are interested in Joey, consider letting us know by filling out a (no obligation) adoption application (http://www.pgspca.org/adopt/online-adoption-application/).
Joey is not expected to attend the next adoption show, January 14th, at the Calverton PetSmart, although there's always a possibility that plans will need to change at the last minute.
We are an all-volunteer group and do not operate a shelter. All of our
animals are in foster homes. We are unable to place our animals outside
of the Baltimore/DC area.
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