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Grace the Bionic Dog is a very gentle and loving Great Pyrenees mix girl, arrived as a transfer from another shelter into our senior dog program; however, we discovered she is not quite 7 years old, so isn’t actually a Sammi Fund senior! Just a beautiful and special soul in need of our help.
When she arrived, she was barely able to stand or walk, due to major hind end issues that were originally thought likely to be age and arthritis related. We put her on pain medication, an anti-inflammatory, joint support supplements, and a diet (she was about 30 pounds overweight). Her mobility then improved significantly, with her getting up and down quickly, and walking much more comfortably.
Next, we had her x-rayed and consulted a veterinary surgical specialist. Her hips, pelvis, and spine are fine, but both knees had torn cruciate ligaments. Forget Me Not provided the surgeries she needs on both knees, with recovery time between knees. She healed beautifully after her first knee surgery, had the second surgery on February 1, and is halfway through the standard recovery time for that surgery, with no complications - YAY! She is so much happier. OK, she's not exactly bionic - but her "new knees" DID give her a "new lease on life" and she is ready now to be your next beloved family member.
Grace has met a few dogs at the shelter with whom she gets along just fine; she prefers a polite and respectful dog over a boisterous and unruly dog, and she actually really enjoyed it when she had puppies living next door to her for a while, always making a point of going to their fence line to say hello when they were out in their play yards. Grace appears to be cat tolerant.
Grace needs a home with no stairs, and patient, loving people who understand her minor limitations (no leaping off the deck! no sudden squirrel chases!) and will let her move at her own pace. She is currently taking Rimadyl, but the vet thinks that can be discontinued in a couple of weeks, and may only need to be given after a particularly active day if Grace is a bit sore. Joint supplements would be a good idea for her future health, and she is on a grain free diet due to what appears to be a mild grain allergy. She still has about 10 pounds to lose, but the good news is, her favorite treats are green beans!
Grace is a big, affectionate love bug, who is a favorite of all the volunteers! She has a huge heart full of love she wants to share with you, without requiring you to take her on four 10-mile runs each day. She will be a calm and devoted companion, bringing a big bundle of love to your home.
Grace comes with a 30-day money-back trial adoption period. Spay/neuter, worming, microchip and all age-appropriate shots are always completed before placement, and are included in the adoption fee (suggested minimum $50; more gratefully accepted!) Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your payment to help us cover our volunteer driver's expenses, that would be great!
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