Intake Date: February 3, 2016
Last Update: March 16, 2016
Date Available: March 16, 2016
Age: 6 months
Energy Level: Active
Color & Markings: brindle and white
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: No
Good with kids: Yes
Object Aggression: No
Special Needs: He will need to be kept at a healthy weight and get regular exercise.
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: In Progress
Physical Fence Required: No
Adoption donation: $700
My ideal home would be: With a family that understands how important an ideal weight and regular exercise will be for him. Cubbie has a lot of energy currently and loves to play with other dogs as well as with his foster family. He will be happiest in a house where others are active as well. He does enjoy eating and sleeping as well! He is currently living in a foster home with a fenced yard, but does not tend to leave our sides when we are outside with him. It would be great if the house did not have a large amount of stairs, he can do stairs, and as he gets bigger we are sure he will get better, but they are not the easiest thing for him right now. Especially if they are large. Small steps he runs up easily! A family who loves to snuggle on the couch will make him very happy as well.
Please consider sponsoring Cubbie to help with medical bills.
Cubbie is breeder surrender to vet becasue of major ortho issues at 14 weeks.
Orthopedic Evaluation: Cubbie has a deformity of his forelimbs causing abnormal placement of his toes. When he walks his toes splay or separate. Both of his hips also luxate, which means dislocation of the hip joint resulting in the displacement of the head of his femur to the socket. In Cubbie's case his hip sockets are flat therefor the head of his femur does not have a place to go. There is not a surgery to correct this at this time, however his body will adjust. Over time with exercise his body will build muscle and tendons around this area for support. He gets around okay now but will need continued exercise and need to keep weight off and in order to keep his muscles strong. Surgery is not being recommended at this time but he will need to reevaluated around 10 month- 1 year. Due to his health concerns, BBR will be very selective in the home selected for Cubbie.
Update: Cubbie is growing fast, he is up to 20 pounds of love. He still loves his crate, sleeping, playing and eating. Potty training is going well. Accidents are happening less and less often. Cubbie does not know he has any orthopedic issues and loves to play with other dogs as well as run in the yard. Cubbie loves food - his new owners are going to have to be strong enough not to give into his begging eyes, as a healthy weight is very important to his long term health. He is currently fed in his crate as he is still learning not to eat out of others bowls. He loves it though, when it is feeding time he runs as fast as he can to his crate. Steps have become easier for him, but he is still not 100% He will go up and down 2-6 steps, but has not attempted going down a full set of stairs, he can climb up them just fine.
Update: Cubbie lost a bit of hair on his leg so he went to the vet and they did a skin scrape that came back positive for demodex mites. He is on treatment for this and recovering well. Normally a dogs immune system can fight off demodex mites, but if a dog is stressed or goes through a period of time when their immune system is weakened the mites can take over in small areas or even large areas if not treated. He will get another skin scrape in 1 week to confirm the mites are gone. This should be resolved before Cubbie is adopted but it is something to keep an eye on in the future.
Update: Cubbie was having frequent urinations (more than just puppy accidents) so we had his urine tested. It did come back with signs of a urinary track infection. Cubbie has been on antibiotics for about almost week and his urinations are back to normal. This should be resolved before Cubbie is adopted but it is something to keep an eye on in the future.
Update: April 5th 2016: Cubbie was neutered today, and recovered very well. Already back home playing and eating.
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