We didn’t think we would see the day… but Eeyore is AVAILABLE for adoption! This guy has been through so much and he isn’t even a year old yet.
He came to us at 3 months old with what we thought was a “simple” liver shunt. Unfortunately there was nothing simple about his case. First his liver shunt was inside his liver so repairing it was much more involved. While we were treating that he was diagnosed with Discospondylitis which is an infection in his spine/vertebrae. We thought we were out of the woods after his first surgery and round of antibiotics for his back. Unfortunately the Disco flared its ugly head and we almost lost him. He was hospitalized for 4 days to the tune of $6000. His previous treatments had already totaled that amount. He is one of our “million dollar dogs” and he is worth every cent.
He will need to continue on antibiotics for his spine for the next 6 months. He will need to follow up with his neurologist at that point. He will also need to remain on his special liver prescription food for life. We are weaning him off of his meds for that but only time will tell what he will need to stay on long term.
He absolutely LOVES other dogs! He spends much of his time with them and at doggie daycare. He was behind the eight ball when it came to training and learning how to be a dog due to his illnesses. With liver shunts they also have a lot of neurological issues. He will always be a “bit off” and when you meet him you will understand what we mean.
This little guy may be expensive and not the typical dog but he will give you his whole heart if you adopt him!
Adoption fee is $225
Adoption Applications available at rpaw.org
PS it is very hard to put into words all that Eeyore is. If you are drawn to him please fill out an application and his foster mom would love to give you all the details!