Curly was found as a stray and his owners never came forward to claim him so now he is with us until a new safe, loving home is found. Curly is named after his coat. A coat like his does require regular brushing and grooming to include hair cuts. This is where Curly being marked as 'special needs' comes into play. Although he is very loving and likes to cuddle and play he flips out at certain things...and grooming is going to be one of those things. We will be taking him to a vet to be put under anesthesia and shaved to remove all the mats his coat has. It is our hope that with time, love and patience Curly will grow past his fear from abuse and no longer have his fearful behaviors. Otherwise he will need to be put under for grooming and it MUST be understood that this comes along with him joining your family.
Curly has many good qualities about him that far out number his bad. He loves to play with toys with and with out people joining him, he is good with kids, cats and other dogs, he is not a big barker and he does not try to dart out of the door. His house breaking needs work but he is doing better as time goes on. He isn't outwardly 'going' in the house but is 'marking'. Curly spent some time with 5 & 7 year old girls today and was just loving life...a way happy boy to have kids to play with him!
If you would like to open your heart and home to this boy, and you know you have the time and patience to help him past what he learned from abuse please contact us so that he can start his new life soon...firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: 6/29... Curly had his 'day at the vet's' today! His mats are all cut off, nails trimmed, and he's sporting a nice short 'do' on his head! NONE of which was he happy to receive : ( When Curly first came to us we thought he was a Bichon or Bichon mix...after his new cut we (the vet and I) are now thinking Poodle or Poodle mix. Either way Curly will make someone very happy and show them lots of love but they will have to understand that time, patience and lots of live will be needed for this boy to get past his fear from the past.
UPDATE: 8/1...Curly here this time. I just wanted to let everyone know how I've been doing over the last few weeks, and what's been going on with me. As you know I had my hair cut, ear hair cleared out oh and my nails trimmed.....all had to be done after they made me take a nap. Well I am happy to say now that I don't have pain all over my body from matted fur pulling my skin, my ears are cleared of mats, and I have been being treated with love, kindness and patience I am doing SOOOO much better with my behavior! As it turns out I am quite the loving guy!! Oh before I forget...my foster mom didn't think it was ;normal; the way I was peeing in the house and suspected that I had a bladder infection and sure enough I did! I have been on medicine for about a week and water being added to my food so I will drink more and I hardly have an accident in the house now. We are ALL glad of that!!! My foster mom knew I was still a little scared from what I went though before so she never so much as raised her voice at me for all my little pee spots...I love her for that because it shows me that not everyone is mean like those other people who had me at their house.
On September 29th he had to undergo surgery for 2 (very badly) ruptured discs which he narrowly missed being paralyzed from. He is not totally out of the woods yet, and the coming days will tell us more about his neurological condition.
His exam and MRI visit yesterday was just a little over $2600.00, and the estimate for surgery, treatment and recovery is so far $3500.00 - $5,000.00. He has a 95% chance of temporarily (a few days to and few weeks) losing his ability to urinate and walk and 5% chance of being paralyzed. Without treatment it was 100% being paralyzed.
Here where all of you come in. We are in need and asking for three things...
1. Thoughts and Prayers...
2. Shares of his post...
3. And of course any donations you are able to give.
ALL of which will be greatly appreciated.
You can make checks payable to Dog Rescue of Maryland and mail to PO Box 515, Pasadena, MD. 21123,
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