Moe

13-114

Status:
ADOPTEDADOPTED
Gender:
Male
Age:
Senior, 10 years old
Adoption Fee:
$150
Location:
Colorado Springs, CO

House-Trained, Crate-Trained, Leash-Trained, Rides Well in Car, Good for Seniors, Needs a Companion Animal, Good with Cats, Good with Children of all ages, Good with Other Dogs

Moe spent his first 7 years of life exposed to the outdoor elements attached to a chain and a dog house. The day he was rescued, Aug 2013, he was immediately treated to a spa day. He was an excellent boy even though his matted hair pulled on and irritated his skin; his toenails were growing into his foot pads & he didn't complain getting them clipped. Afterwards, he enjoyed a good run in a large grassy yard with other dogs. He was uncertain about stairs and the feeling of carpet made him uneasy, but his intelligence over-powered any angst.

A few months after his spa day, Moe was diagnosed with Protein Losing Enteropathy (PLE) - losing protein through his intestines. This disease is a relative of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and cannot be cured; only maintained after finding the right combination of low-fat, low-protein meals. Moe has shown great progress and his medications are now at a minimum. He has severe hip dysplasia but walks weekly on a water treadmill and has daily physical therapy exercises to build strength in his hind legs - difficult for a dog who has no muscle mass due to PLE. He has improved greatly and now runs and keeps up with his two foster brothers.

Moe is the gentlest, kindest dog several of us have had the pleasure to meet and love. He loves being part of the doggie-pack. He now sleeps on a comfy dog bed & enjoys a loving human touch. He learned how to “sit and ask” and carries his stuffed animals for constant security. Due to Moe's monthly expenses, a special home is needed for Moe.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help pay Moe's monthly medical expenses enabling him to live a longer NOW HAPPIER life. Click the donate button or contact RMCR at 303-617-1939.

If not already, Moe will be micro-chipped, neutered (if age appropriate), and up-to-date on his shots prior to adoption. If you would like to meet Moe 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.

• We reserve the right to refuse an adoption to any person for the well-being of the dog.