Meet Scooter. The sweetest Min Pin you'll ever meet. He has some issues with his back leg but he's working though them at Physical Therapy. He loves to cuddle, lick your face and live life to the fullest. You will have one awesome dog if you adopt Scooter so hurry and fill out an application. Give this sweet boy the forever home he deserves. =)
Scooter (Special Needs)
Age: approx. 5 years
Adoption Fee: Donation (includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations)
Scooter was found on the streets of Oakland by a good Samaritan, who tried to find his owner. After 2 days with no luck, they brought him to the Oakland shelter. Scooter had no use of his hind legs and there were large sores on his legs from dragging them around. X-rays at the shelter didn't show any obvious trauma. For humane purposes the shelter vet recommended euthanasia unless a rescue could immediately be found. They called Nobody's Perfekt Dogs and we scrambled to find an appropriate foster home.
After consultations with a neurologist and the vet. the consensus is that he probably has degenerative disk disease ("slipped disk") from a while ago and his back-end muscles had atrophied. During his short stay in the shelter, the volunteers were successful in getting him to begin using his back legs. His foster family is working with a physical therapist to try and build up his muscle mass. He has made a lot of progress, but still has more work to go. It is unclear where he might eventually be with walking. The shelter worked out a deal to have a custom cart made for him. He doesn't need it all the time, but it gives him a rest from the physical therapy workouts.
Otherwise, he is a very healthy and the sweetest dog. Given what he has been though, his attitude is superb. He gets along with other dogs and cats in his foster home. He needs a home with no stairs, as there is always a risk that he could re-injure his back.
For more information about Scooter, contact
510-459-0396 (cell / text)