Returned to RMCR through no fault of his own -He gets excited when you return home and likes to stay in the same room with you. This is the cute young dog who has a history of being hit by a car prior to his first time with RMCR. He does have an issue with circling behavior. Does well with other dogs. Is tolerant of children but does not like to cuddle. MacGruff is a small red cocker with dark brown highlights on his ears, face, and back. He is a special needs dog which has been diagnosed with Vestibular Disease secondary to ruptured ear drum and / or trauma from prior car accident. His ear drum has now healed. When MacGruff is excited like when he is waiting for his food to be prepare the circling increases. Due to the removal of all of his teeth while in the shelter he will need soft food the rest of his life. He prefers dry kibble that has been soaked in water. MacGruff has a lot of love to give and is a gentle, happy dog. He will need an adopter who will be able to work with the circling behavior and perhaps even be able to have a neurology consult with an MRI to see if there is any residual central nervous system damage from the car accident. Needs fenced yard to help with potty issues. Apartment will not work out. Sweet boy who can get possessive of his person but cannot bite as he has no teeth. Does best with women. Might not do well with cats but has recently been tolerating a new kitten in foster home. Children over 5 ok. Will do best in home where he will not be left for over 4-5 hours so he can get out to potty. Should have companion animal.
If not already, MacGruff D will be micro-chipped, neutered (if age appropriate), and up-to-date on his shots prior to adoption. If you would like to meet MacGruff D to see if he is a good fit for your home, please fill out an Adoption Application online.
• We cannot guarantee the age and breed of any dog. We depend on licensed vets and other professionals to provide the best determination, unless the dog arrived with written documentation.
• Puppies not spayed/neutered at the time of adoption due to age will require a $50 refundable sterilization deposit in accordance with Colorado Code of Regulations 8 CCR 1201-11: Part 19-J.
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