Say hello to Ranger! We just rescued this goofy guy from Ramona Humane Society (January, 2017). Ranger is definitely a one-of-a-kind pup! When we first rescued Ranger, we knew right away that there was something a little "off" about Ranger. When Ranger walks, his back end sways in an exaggerated manner and he walks on his tippy toes. While this unusual walk does not hurt Ranger at all, it is definitely funny to watch. We have had Ranger evaluated by a specialist, and all signs point to a neurological issue. However, according to the neurologist who evaluated Ranger, there isn't much we can do to fix Ranger's issue but we CAN help him live a normal (albeit quirky life) with a little TLC and the finding of a forever home.
So what does Ranger need in his future forever home? Honestly, not much! While Ranger can definitely go for short walks, he drags himself around a bit as his back end isn't as cooperative as his front end. Ideally, Ranger would love a home with a yard where he be let out to go to the bathroom several times a day, and a family that will take him on a few short walks a day, so he can get his exercise and say hello to people (he loves everyone he meets, seriously). While Ranger sometimes piddles when he is excited, if he is kept on a tight schedule when it comes to bathroom breaks and given time to eliminate fully (1 to 2 pees won't cover it, he needs about 10 minutes to get it alllllll out), his bathroom habits are extremely manageable. And that seems to be about it! Ranger could also benefit from hydrotherapy and other alterative medicines, but these are not required, and would be at an adopter's discretion.
As for Ranger's personality, we can say in all honesty that it is the best! Ranger is a complete angel with other dogs, is fine with cats, and legit wants to say hello to every human he sees. He also loves toys, and loves to chew on his favorite bully sticks and suckle on blankest (it's weird but we go with it). He is crate trained, walks well on leash, and is extremely treat motivated. His ideal home would have a family that keeps his social schedule busy, while understanding that he may not be able to walk as far or as long as other dogs (but he has a wagon that he likes to ride around in!). Ranger is also good with children, so he welcomes the chance to be a part of a home with kids. He would also like a yard and someone who is home during the day so he can be let out to pee at regularly scheduled intervals. While Ranger is "special needs," he really doesn't require much more love than any other dog!
Wanna meet this guy? If you are interested in adopting Ranger, submit an app here: http://petstablished.com/adoption_form/4362/generic
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