Zeebo is an 10 year old male Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross American Bulldog. Beautiful Zeebo came into our care in January 2019, he had been suffering with a chronic skin condition and was in a bit of a sorry state when he arrived with us. He was covered in open wounds and scabs that were cracked and bleeding. His ears were infected and his eyes were extremely dry and sore. He barely wagged his tail and it was clear to see that he was completely miserable. In addition to this he was arthritic, having undergone surgery in the past to repair a Luxating Patella. This poor boy really had been through the wars. It took many months for our vet to get Zeebo’s condition under control. After several tests, countless medications and most importantly a big dose of TLC, we soon began to see him flourish.
Just as everything was starting to look up for Zeebo he had a major set back in August 2019 when he suffered from a disc injury to his lower back. Zeebo was very poorly and we did not know if his condition would ever improve but with strict rest and yet more medication our beautiful boy bounced back once again! Zeebo has now recovered well from his ordeal but sadly he will always need to be restricted in terms of exercise and running/jumping. Whilst we cannot fully control Zeebo’s movements he will need a sensible owner who will monitor him and restrict his risks of further injury. He will never be suitable for an active home and can only manage 3 x 15 minute walks daily. Zeebo’s skin condition will need to be managed for the rest of his life and he will require medication, a hypo-allergenic diet and medicated baths.
We will provide assistance with the ongoing cost of treatment related to Zeebo’s pre-exisiting medical conditions, however in order to do this we do need him to be rehomed locally so that he can continue to see our vet regularly. We will of course consider homes further afield however the costs of his future medical treatment would need to be supported by the new owner should this be the case. Zeebo is clean and non-destructive in the home but we would benefit from company throughout the day.
We are looking for a quiet home for Zeebo where any children are sensible children over the age of 12 years old as he needs a calm environment. Zeebo mixes well with other dogs but if he is to live with another dog they would need to be of a compatible age as to prevent any further injury to his back. He cannot live with cats. Putting his medical concerns to one side Zeebo is an absolutely FANTASTIC dog with one of the most faultless temperaments we have ever known! He is a gentle giant with bucket loads of character and he makes us laugh every day.
Despite his age he LOVES toys and we often have to stop him from running around playing! He is just a happy, friendly and lovable boy. We desperately hope that Zeebo does not continue to be overlooked due to his medical issues as they are all very manageable.
Please do not judge a book by it’s cover as Zeebo really is a hidden gem underneath it all, a truly ‘one of a kind’, special boy.