Mar 20, 2017: Cheyenne is amazing. She came knowing sit and come but quickly learned shake. This girl is very smart and food motivated! She LOVES toys and retrieving balls and she even brings them back. She goes into the crate with no problem and doesn’t make a peep. Cheyenne is only 8 months old but has wonderful house manners, she is so easy. Cheyenne gets along great with the 2 resident dogs, even the 12lb one with an attitude. She even gets along great with the resident Parrot as well. She gets around just fine on three legs and has even walked a mile since her surgery. This girl loves to go on walks and to the park. Cheyenne has only done a few steps so we will continue to work on steps. She loves to play but is also good at entertaining herself.
Cheyenne is a typical puppy with lots of energy who likes to run, play, and fetch even though she's a tripod. She is housetrained and she goes to the door when she wants to go outside. If you don’t notice her at the door, she will give a little whine. She is awesome in the crate! She knows come, sit, and shake. She absolutely loves toys. She's been in a foster home and is good with the 12-pound dog and even respects the parrot. She'll need to go to a home without slippery floors and with limited stairs since she's still learning all about being a tripod. She has been the perfect house guest. We don't have any cat history. She lived in a home with kids and is approved for kids 7 and up.
Cheyenne's story: She is a beautiful and sweet girl who came from a breeding farm. Around 3 months of age, she started dragging her back legs. She was taken to the vet and diagnosed with neospora caninum, a parasite which attacks the muscles. It is transmitted from the mother, or from eating raw meat, or cow manure infected with those parasites. Cheyenne was put on a combination of antibiotics and slowly her legs began to improve. Her left back leg went back to normal, but she continued to keep her right leg straight when walking and running. After much deliberation our vets recommended to amputate the right leg because she started dragging it and scraping it, which would eventually lead to an infection. At least one more puppy in the litter had the same condition, so we suspect that Cheyenne contracted this disease from her mother. We were contacted to see if we could help.
This dog is available for adoption from Lab Rescue LRCP. Lab Rescue LRCP rescues and places dogs in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and northeast North Carolina (30 miles east of I-95 and north of the Pamlico Sound.) Adopters must travel to Maryland, or Virginia with their family - human and canine - to meet the dog they want to adopt.
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