I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Meet Wiley! He is a 16 month old neutered male. We believe he is a GSD/Malmute/husky mix. Wiley is such a handsome young guy and full of love. He just adores people and likes to be a velcro dog. Wiley came from Tenn. where he was picked up as a stray. Wiley is doing great in his foster home, living with several other dogs, cats and farm animals. Wiley does great with all his canine companions and though he is respectful of the cats we will not be adopting him to a home with small animals as he does have a very high prey drive. Wiley has amazing house manners, is crate trained and housebroken. He is such a lovebug and will do anything to make you happy. He would be an amazing addition to any family. During Wiley's transport to NY, his overnighting family noted a slight lameness. Once with his foster family, it was very evident that something wasn't right with his right front leg. Over the next 6 weeks, Wiley visited various veterinarians to determine what was wrong. We first supsected Panosteitis, known as growing pains which is very common in large breed dogs and he was right at the age for it. However Pano tends to come and go and "shift", affecting more than just one leg. This was not the case in Wiley. Our next step was to take Wiley to a specialist as Elbow Dysplasia was supsected. The surgical specialist confirmed Wiley does indeed have Elbow Dysplasia and supects he has a fracture to his cornoid process, small bone that is part of the elbow. Surgery was preformed on both elbows on 9/30/2009, a large fractured fragment was removed from his right elbow and a smaller from his left. Wiley has spent the past 6 weeks since his surgery on strict crate rest and leash walks only. He's been handling it very well and is still just such a lover though everything. He has recently begun therapy that we hope will help his right elbow/shoulder become more comfortable as that was his worse elbow and he is still having some lameness with it. He had his 6 week recheck with his surgeon and they are happy with his progress, and hope that the next 4 weeks will show even more improvement and he can slowly come off crate rest and leash walks and resume more normal activities. Wiley will always need to be on joint supplements for life, and may have some limits to what he can do (heavy activity like running), but he should be able to enjoy an normal, fairly active life with the right family. Wiley is far enough on the road to recovery that we are ready to start looking for the perfect forever family for him!
Thank you to everyone who donated to help with Wiley's surgery costs, BDBH's appreciates it very much!
Please contact Allie @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on Wiley