Saturday morning, March 14th, we received a phone call.
It was an employee at a local animal shelter. A pup had just been brought in.
The person who brought the pup in said the pup was hit by a car. At least one leg seemed broken.
Fearing the worst, we called our vet to see if they could squeeze in an emergency and they said yes.
We had just finished setting up for an adoption event. Much time would have been lost if one of us drove all the way to the shelter to pick up the pup so a shelter employee drove the pup over to our vet. We waited to hear the diagnoses.
Several x-rays later, and some pain medication and a good vet check, the pup simply had a slightly broken leg!
Mitch came home with a bright blue cast on one of us front legs.
As expensive as that entire visit was, as well as the follow up care, it could have been so much worse.
We are grateful the pup was, as it would seem rolled by the car and not actually hit by a car.
Mitch spent a couple days being rather pathetic with his leg in a cast but then about day four he figured out that if he wanted to get anywhere he would have to figure it out.
And he did.
Speed up to Friday the 10th and his cast was off and he was neutered!
He had a check up yesterday, Monday the 13th and he is doing very well. He received his rabies shot.
Mitch has been cleared by our vet to be adopted!
So, about Mitch: he is almost house trained, he is good in a crate. He is good with other dogs and fine with cats. He likes to chase chickens. He is opinionated for a little puppy! He likes to follow us everywhere and sleep at our feet. He is a good eater, likes raw hides sometimes and has not really played with toys. He has started chewing on fingers and hands which is a big no-no! He is a puppy and learning.
He enjoys following us out to the garden and chewing on sticks while we work. He is good about staying with but will need continued work to have a good recall.
Mitch may be a lab and chow mix but we are not sure. He may end up being medium/large when full grown.
His new owners will want to be willing to participate in a dog obedience class and work with Mitch. Mitch has potential to be the best dog ever but if not trained, he could end up being a dog that bosses his owner around (and the latter is not a good thing).
Mitch enjoys cuddling and likes to be carried. Sometimes he will sit at the end of the steps of the patio in hopes we will carry him up. This is learned behavior because of the time he had the cast on.
Mitch is available for adoption. If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment. Click here for adoption application
Medical: He is neutered, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots.
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.
Adoption fee: $250
Leash and Collar or Harness: a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each canine. Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge (thank goodness!).
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