Meet Scooby! Scooby was abandoned by his former “family”- dumped at the pound at ten years old and left to a fate unknown with a suspected dislocated hip…
Scooby was transported to Bethany Animal Hospital where his hip was confirmed dislocated by Dr. Katie upon evaluation. It is apparently an old injury that has never been treated. Scooby also has cataracts in both his eyes. He will need to lose some weight before an attempt at surgery can be done. He is also being evaluated for a cough. We have learned that Scooby was not only abandoned once, but TWICE! He was first tied to a chain link fence at a park and then found as a stray a week later. His transporters report that his leg was shaking uncontrollably in pain. He’s a sweet guy, knows commands and even likes cats!
Scooby is available for adoption! This handsome and sweet senior would love a home to live out his golden years in. His foster mom reports he is housebroken and LOVES to be around people! He is approximately 10 years old, neutered, up to date on Bordetella, DHPP and Rabies AND comes with his county license. Adoption fee is $75. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meet and greet!
Scooby’s Petfinder bio:Hello folks! My name is Scooby, a mature and handsome senior gentleman looking for a fur-ever home to settle down in! Have you heard of a “golden oldie”?! Well that’s ME and I’m looking for a place to live out my golden years in style! Let me tell you a little about my story first. The people I used to live with gave up on me and abandoned me at the county shelter. I don’t know why that happened because I always tried to be a good boy! My hip had been dislocated for quite some time, causing me pain and my teeth were in real bad shape. I was scheduled to be euthanised because of my medical problems, but luckily the wonderful people at M.A.I.N. stepped in to save me! I have been receiving treatment in a loving foster home; my teeth are all fixed up after surgery and my hip is feeling much better. In fact, I get around pretty good for a senior guy-us Cattle Dogs are known for being a pretty energetic breed! Don’t worry though- if you’re looking for a more mellow companion, you’ve found your guy. I am house-trained and a “very good boy” my foster mom says! My favorite part of the day is when my foster family wakes up and gives me belly rubs! Perhaps you’re looking for a buddy to keep you warm at night? I’d be happy to sleep next to you but I must warn you, my foster mom says I DO snore a bit! I’m full of love, but sometimes I’m not so sure I want to share all my love with a doggy sibling- a careful intro and meet and greet will be required with other dogs in the house. Being a senior, I’ve got some wisdom behind me and I know that life isn’t always easy. This last part hasn’t been the best for me, but now that I’m healthy and loved in my foster home, I just KNOW I’m ready to find the family that will love me for the rest of my doggy days! Could that be you?! Set up a meet and greet with me soon. I’m a happy, affectionate and well behaved companion…what more could you ask for?! I am approximately ten years old and my adoption fee is $75. I am neutered, up to date on Bordetella, DHPP and Rabies AND come with my county license!
Update from Scooby’s foster mom, Nov. 4th: Scooby is ready to be adopted! Good timing too as November is “Adopt A Senior” month. We will be giving him a bath this weekend, taking photos, and hopefully shoot some video so potential adopters can see how well he is getting along on his leg. He has been mingling with my four dogs just fine. He is housebroken and loves to be around people the most. He’s a VERY good boy!
Update Oct. 20th: Scooby is doing great after his dental surgery yesterday. He acts no different than before he went in for surgery. He’s a tough little guy and such a trooper!
Update, Oct. 16th: Scooby is going in for his dental on Friday. Wish him luck. Not a moment too soon either – Ha! His morning breath is the worst! And he loves to sit next to the bed first thing in the morning and get his chest and belly rubbed while breathing on us. Whew! Poor guy – we love him anyway though He also keeps getting up on the couch, but I haven’t been able to get a photo because he jumps off as soon as we see him as if he has done something wrong. We’ve never corrected him and don’t mind him up there, but maybe someone in his past did. Poor Scooby.
From Scooby’s foster mom, Sept. 12th: Scooby’s weight is looking good, but they would like him to do a little “strength training” for his hip. Also, his teeth are more of a concern than the hip – they are pretty bad. Poor boy I affectionately refer to him as “my old coot”. He sleeps with me at night and snores like an old man too! It’s very cute! He really is good and sweet dog!
You Can Be Their Hero!
M.A.I.N. is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are 100% Volunteer Based, so 100% of your tax deductible donation goes straight the dogs!
One Time Donations:
What if $5.00 was all it took to save every sick and injured shelter animal from euthanasia. Would
you spend it? Learn more by visiting the 5X5 Challenge
Lead the 5X5 Challenge and change their lives forever!
Please make your contribution payable to: Medical Animals In Need
Medical Animals In Need
PO Box 46365
Phoenix, AZ 85063