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Willow GH-1039

ADOPTION PENDING

Willow flew all the way from Egypt in June of 2017. GoldHeart took her knowing that she had quite a few orthopedic issues. She has a deformed right front foot that the vets cannot do anything about. We had hoped that they would not suggest amputating it, which they did not. She has full use of that leg and actually uses it to stabilize herself when eating or drinking. She can run and play. We had a brace made for her leg, which she uses but does not like it on all the time.

On Sept 5, 2017, Willow had surgery to repair a floating patella on her right rear leg and also repair her foot on the right rear leg which was starting to turn out. After a long 12 weeks of crate restriction and leash walking, she was ready to go. She loves to explore the backyard and run with the other dogs in her foster home.  Freedom only lasted about 2 weeks and then it was time to be spayed. Along with the spay she had a small hernia repaired. So, after another 10 days of leash walking, she is ready to go.

Willow is a funny little girl. She is tall but thin which will be good for her because of her ortho issues. Last vet visit she was about 53 pounds. She has a pointy little nose that she sticks in the chipmunk holes in the yard and just sniffs and sniffs almost like she is trying to see if she can suck them out of their hole. In the house she goes around and gathers up all the toys and takes them to her bed. She growls when the other dogs come to her crate but is very submissive and lets them take the toys if they want. She will play with the other dogs if there are no toys around and again is submissive to them. She does seem to have a prey drive and will chase the birds, butterflies and the rabbits. She does come when you call her off the prey she is chasing.

In about a year, Willow will need hip surgery (they don’t suggest doing it now because they want everything to heal from her previous surgery and the Dr. feels that will take a good year). Therefore, Willow will be adopted out with an addendum to her adoption contract that GoldHeart will pay for that hip surgery as long as it is coordinated with GoldHeart and done at one of our approved vets.

 

October 30 Video of Willow – enjoy!

 

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