Pie is a 2-3 year old male Cross-Breed. He has been here for a few weeks now and you will have noticed we have been a tad quiet about him. The reason, well, it appears his owner abandoned him as the stunning Pie here has some health troubles. Now, please know, he is pain free and this trooper just cracks on. So, a little about Pie, well, number 1 he is delicious. I mean, really edible, if you are a bull breed lover, he hits the spot. He is a total dude. Loving, and a treasure to take for a walk. He is not reactive to people or dogs. And just is the biggest cuddle monster. So, what is the hitch, the thing is, I am so worried, you see he has what we would consider is CDRM, a degenerative disease, and it means he needs a special guardian. He is doubly incontinent, not ALL the time, but sometimes. And it is really going to take a special human and a unique home environment to give him the life he deserves.
So, what does this mean? Well, he has a strange gait, the never endings are damaged, and it means his back legs have a little mind of their own, but this boy isn’t going to let it get him down, in fact he can still jump up onto furniture (Whoops! I mean work surfaces, desks, and of course a sofa). He doesn’t know he is “going” and if it doesn’t bother you, it doesn’t bother him. We are dreaming if we could find him an adopter, but I think on balance, the best we could hope for would be a foster. He could live with another female, but he would hate to be kept out of family life, so perhaps an only dog with someone with tiled floors or wooden floors would be ideal. But he just wants to be loved.
Can you be his Valentine this February and offer him this lifeline? Children, definitely over 10’s – we aren’t able to assess him with younger and I feel with his incontinence younger may be an issue anyway, and we are not sure about cats yet. Something we can look at if required. He can be left for up to 4 hours. But most importantly, he needs someone who is going to be able to give him love until the end, we can not know how long he has got, we hope, with the right care he will be able to get stronger and resist this degeneration. Ideally, you need to be close to our vets. Mimram in Welwyn OR to Niall Lester’s vets in Kent. As we will cover vet bills. If you are close to Glendee, we can support with DayCare if you need to go out for the day.
What do you reckon? Can you help him and us, give him an opportunity to be loved and not unwanted just because of his disability.