Dallas just turned 1-year old. Foster mom says he’s a “very sweet family dog.” She added that he previously lived with a family and so fit comfortably into his new foster home.
When Dallas came to As Good as Gold in late April, it was evident that he was limping on his right leg. The vet found that there were fragments near his elbow joint. Dallas had surgery to fix the elbow on June 21 and is on the mend. And impatient! Because recovering from surgery means he can’t play much with his foster brother, which he’d really love to do.
He seems very interested in getting outside to play! Toys, especially the squeaky ones, interest him as do hard chews.
Dallas is now walking 40-60 minutes at a time, and while he’s still limping a bit, he’s likely to be cleared for free play in the next couple weeks. Oh, but Dallas is a puller, so he needs some guidance with that. His foster home is using a Gentle Leader helps, and he is improving a lot. At this point, he’s able to navigate stairs on his own. Dallas adds his own little hop when he wants to go faster. The vet expects a good outcome for this boy.
X-rays also revealed Dallas has mild hip dysplasia. Dallas is taking fish oil and Cosequin, a joint supplement, both of which can help this condition. Keeping Dallas at a healthy weight (around 70 pounds) and perhaps taking him swimming regularly will also help his hips.
Dallas was relinquished by a family with a young daughter; while there are no children in his foster home his foster parents believe he’d do well with them.
While foster mom is out for a short while, Dallas has the run of the main floor as he is not destructive. If you’re looking for a fun-loving, enthusiastic addition to your family, Dallas is the guy!