This is MAJOR
Major had a rough start to his life and for such a sweet boy, really deserves to be in a loving forever home that will care for him properly. His owners never got him evaluated for bringing up food and water. Instead, they surrendered him to an animal shelter where thankfully those kind folks got him formally diagnosed quickly and are doing a GREAT job managing his ME.
Major is a very easy going, very smart and adjusts well to change. He is not high energy and is not super outgoing and crazy. He is a very even keeled dog that wants to be with his handler and out and about. While he was being evaluated he was content with lying down near the tester. He allowed all handling of his mouth, limbs and ears. He lip-licked during his hug test.
Hopefully we can find this handsome boy a forever loving home that is well equipped to take in this bundle of joy. He loves to give kisses and has the most adorable look with his big brown eyes so will be a great addition to the right home.
- Current age: 4 old ● Current weight: 61 lbs
- Dogs Current Status: In an animal shelter ● Location: Hayward, CA
- Shelter Name & Location: Hayward Animal Services / Hayward, CA
- Contact info: ): 510.293.7200 or Animal.firstname.lastname@example.org FB- Hayward
animal shelter volunteers.
Timeframe needed to find a home: ASAP
Medical information (spay/neuter, chipped, other health conditions if any, etc):
- Not neutered
- Not chipped
- Diagnosed with ME and Pneumonia – currently being treated for both
- Can have him neutered and chipped prior to leaving
Where and how ME was diagnosed:
Animal hospital (give name if known): Eden Pet Hospital
X-rays or barium study: X-rays
Meds currently taken:
Food brands and consistency (meatballs, milkshake, pureed, etc):
- Chicken made into meatballs
- Adding in dog food as allowed
Fed how many times per day in what position and timeframe:
- Eats 3 times per day
- Uses a Bailey Chair made by one of the shelter volunteers
- After eating he is taken for a 25-30min walk which works very well for him
Hydration method and consistency (Knox Blox, SubQ, Thick It, etc):
- Experimenting with some new idea’s basis proper ME protocol
- Does not do well drinking water
Items that will go to the new home:
- Health records
- Bailey Chair made by one of the shelter volunteers
Exercise preferred (if any) and level (high, moderate, low):
- Multiple walks during the day
- Participates in dog to dog play groups
- Moderate play
- Walks well on leash with no pulling
- Do not know about being housebroken or crate trained
- Doesn’t use a neck hug at night
- May do well with older kids and teens in a home due to his non-affiliative demeanor and
his discomfort with some handling
NOTES (any other pertinent information that will help you decide if you might be the safe, loving forever home):
“Major loves to play with toys and will engage in fetch. He does not give up toys when asked but you can go up to him and remove them from his mouth. He sits when asked and will do it if you show him a tennis ball. He doesn’t really care about high value items like raw hides and chews.
When he met another dog, a male husky mix, he was reactive on leash when he saw the other dog. He was barking and growling. Once Major was close to the other dog he was sniffing, stood over the other dog, full hackles were up. Major took corrections well from the husky and they were able to go for a walk and be side by side with the other dog.
Hopefully we can find this handsome boy a new and loving home that is well equipped to take in this bundle of joy. He loves to give kisses and has the most adorable look with his big brown eyes.”
Created: September 21, 2018