found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
He is not yet ready for his forever home.............but he sure is “blooming” while he’s healing.
NCBR was called by a shelter about an injured puppy and the angels that make up the board of directors started immediately to get him out of there. He was pulled by one of our trusty transporters - we met him mid-way and finished the trip that took him to our vet.
It seems Troy was probably living with this injury for approximately 2 weeks before a surgical repair was attempted - imagine being in a shelter with that much pain, unable to stand and dragging his tiny body around. His rear femur was completely broken as well as his pelvis in 3 places.
The repair was made with pins and rods put in place to hold the bones together while he healed. The external fixator is still there - we will see the vet again in 3 days for more x-rays and everyone is praying the nasty hardware can be removed.
Troy might have some permanent impairment but he has “Puppiness” on his side and they heal so quickly. At this time the repaired leg is a bit smaller but he uses it when walking or standing. When he gets a ‘wild puppy hair” and takes off for a run - he usually tripods and bunny hops, using the back legs together. It’s too soon to know how this will resolve....we all have to wait a while longer :-)
At his last vet visit some hair loss was scraped for mites and he does have demodex (puppy mange).
As you can tell.....lil Troy has been through a lot in his few weeks of life. Pain as well as lots of new environments and people. He has been treated with love and kindness by all the hooman beans who’ve been helping him. He is a bit shy and usually rolls “belly-up” when approached by anyone. He LOVES his foster Mom and Dad and comes around to new people if they give him enough time and space. Once he’s taken you into his trusted circle - he’s always happy to see you next time.
He also enjoys our resident dogs, especially Lulu, our blind brindle girl who tolerates him and always makes room for a snuggle - even if it means sharing a lap.
He's a very affectionate puppy and is rapidly becoming one of those Boxers that wants to be a lap dog.
We're working on his housebreaking. He's about 80% "there". We go for days at a time with no accidents as long as I have a door open to the patio for him or take him out after eating, waking or a couple of hours have passed. He know the word "Potty!?" and takes himself out, does his business quickly. Can we say he doesn't like the rain though....?
He does very well in the car and has been on many car-rides with us running errands, taking him to the vet as well as when we transport other Boxers.
He is crated at night from 10 PM to 7 AM and is quiet as a mouse with no complaining.
More information about this cutie-pie will be added as we find out