Hendrix Needs Our Help!
I received an email from Best Friends Animal Society about this adorable puppy who is looking for a forever home, and I just had to share, because I wanted to and also because Best Friends encouraged it!
This Is a Best Friends Member Message
Barbara from Northern California German Shorthair Pointer Rescue contacted us about Hendrix who is a 10 month male puppy.
When you meet Hendrix, you will fall in love with him.
Hendrix is so sweet, loving and smart. Despite his physical problems, heâ€™s good-natured, very affectionate, full of playful puppy energy, and incredibly intelligent and eager to learn. Hendrix was given up by a backyard breeder at the age of 4 weeks who said he could not afford surgery from the umbilical cord having been wrapped around Hendrix when he was born.Â It turns out that Hendrix has spina bifida which is not surgically repairable.
Hendrix gets around the house very well, doing best with smooth floors to scoot himself around. He stands up to eat and to interact. He has a sling that is used to help him walk, and wears wraps or diapers while loose in the house. Hendrix has been receiving weekly rehabilitative therapy to develop his strength and use of his back legs, and his wheeled cart has just arrived and he loves it!-
Be sure to check out his blog for his newest videos at:
http://www.norcalgsprescue.com/adopt.shtml and click through, or directly at http://gspblogs.com/norcalgsp/category/hendrix/
Â Hendrix is now 10 months old and he will need an adoptiveÂ foster home that can see past his physical limitations and help him develop his full potential.
He is excellent with dogs large and small, kids of all ages, and has not shown aggression towards cats (and couldn’t chase one too well anyway!) He loves to play shadow games-
You have to see his videos!
Hendrix is neutered, up to date on shots, has had spinal surgery to repair the opening on his back to prevent infection, is crate trained, has completed puppy class.Â He is presently 36 pounds and will probably be about 40 pounds when fully mature.Â Medical records for all of his care are available.
Heâ€™ll do best in a home with another playful dog, and people who are physically capable of caring for him â€“ assisting him in his sling, cleaning up after him, carrying out his therapy routine, protecting his skin, and giving him the love that GSPs demand!
NCGSPR can arrange transportation for him, and HendrixÂ would come with a crate, sling, wheelchair, diapers, toys and a monetary donation to help offset some of his care.Â
Â If you can provide that special forever home for this baby boy, please contact Barbara atÂ BarbGale@aol.com or 650-207-3501.