No Phone calls, please fill out an application to be approved. This nice cocker boy has had both ACL surgeries done to his back legs. He is weak and shaky when trying to walk and just needs some recovery time to heal and get stronger. No stairs in a home is best. If you have one or two steps for him to get into or out of the home this might be ok.
Meet Dumpster, a black n white cocker spaniel boy about 6 years old. He is an owner surrender to rescue. When he hurt his back leg and the vet said he needed ACL surgery his owners asked the cost, said they couldn't afford his care and took him home. This nice elderly couple had him for 5 years. He was about a year old when they found him abandoned at a trash dump covered in fecal and urine, just outside of a dumpster that was sitting on the site. That's how he got his name. They felt bad that his owners had taken off and just left him to fend for himself. Life with these folks was good, he had a nice home and he was loved. When his owner contacted this rescue for help, we actually gave them several options to consider. A few days went by and his family called again. We said yes we would take him, and have given him a 2nd chance by doing the ACL surgery he needs to walk again.
He is heartworm negative and a sweet, timid, shy cocker boy. On his initial visit with our rescue vet, he was evaluated and we learned that he could hardly walk. Turns out, the injury to his one rear leg actually happened earlier this year and he never got vet care. We also learned that his left rear leg needed ACL surgery too from an old injury that must have happened awhile ago. It took some time for us to do the surgeries because we had to raise the money. His vet care has been costly, but now he has a chance to have a home again. He is shaky and a bit unstable as he recovers from the 2nd surgery. It will take some time for him to heal and get stronger. He will need a calm home environment and a home without stairs. He is a wonderful, very nice guy. Please don't overlook him. He is doing well and slowly making progress every day. He will be a nice companion for you to love, spend quality time with and enjoy as a wonderful companion. He will do best in a calm home with no stairs or maybe just 1 or two to get into or out of the home. His new owner will need to be patient, loving and offer him a calm, stable home where he is happy.
His adoption fee is: $350.