I'm Special!I Love To Play!SPECIAL UPDATE!
Auggie is “double darling” as one of our volunteers would say! He is a happy, silly, 8 month old boy with a plush coat. With the disturbing diagnosis of dysplasia given by the shelter vet, we rushed Auggie to our own vet for a second opinion by a shepherd expert. Guess what? Auggie’s hips are FINE! He has a slightly twisted bone formation in his pelvis, possibly a trauma incurred in the birth canal, or possibly from being stepped on by his mother as a day-old pup. Additionally, Auggie has no tail—probably part of the malformation of the pelvis. We think this gives him a unique and endearing look! The great news is that our vet says that in the majority of cases, dogs this young outgrow the pelvic twist as they mature and build muscles in their legs! We were so excited to hear that Auggie is not in pain and that he can lead a normal life. Not only that, but there is a better than average chance that he will outgrow his wobbly gait (but he won’t grow a tail!) No surgery is appropriate—he is what he is and he is enjoying Life!
Auggie is a typical teenaged shepherd who needs obedience training and loving leadership to mold him into a fine adult dog. To learn more about Auggie, please complete the online application first and then contact Mdalescomm@aol.com for more information. Better yet, come visit him at our adoption event next weekend! See our EVENTS page for details!