Palmer is a 4 year old Dachshund/Toy Fox Terrier mix who came to us from AHS with a severely fractured jaw. This poor little guy had to have been in such pain. 😢
He’s had xrays and is settled safely into a foster home while we formulate a treatment plan. The muzzle is to help stabilize the fracture. The breaks are very far back on the jaw and will likely require a specialist surgery to plate the jaw.
We have no idea how this happened to him, but he is safe now. He’s a tiny guy at 9 lbs and very skinny.
We are hopeful that the doctors will be able to repair the fractures so that Palmer can find his forever people. We of course will keep everyone updated on his progress.
If you would like to donate towards Palmer’s medical care, then thank you! The information is here:
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Update from Palmer’s Foster on Nov. 5th: My boy [Palmer] is so damn cute. He kept rubbing/trying to scratch on the bathroom rug. So we went to wal-mart and got him one for his xpen and one for when he’s hanging in the hallway. He’s very grateful! He does frog legs and I just love it. I laugh at him all the time. What a great personality. He’s not happy that he can’t come out and play and he tries to let my big kids know he’s in charge and I’m certain that when he can come out and play…they’ll all let him think whatever he wants.
Update Oct 11th: Palmer is doing great. Well, he probably wouldn’t agree since he does have a muzzle on. He thinks he’s a Rottie but I’ll break the news to him at some point. Right now he chooses to growl at Ryder and Zoey (the Mastiff and the St Bernard). He enjoys peeing on things; he could be MUCH worse in that area. We are getting belly bands and Lavender so we’ll be set soon! He absolutely loves hanging outside with our two little kids both of which are M.A.I.N. kids so the three are like a gang lol! The best thing?Palmer gives hugs with his head. He wraps his head and neck on your neck and just rests. I love it! I’m thinking he could also be trying to strangle me but I’m going glass half full for now!
Update November 23rd 2017:
This is what happens when you allow time out of the xpen and/or hallway but you leave to go potty! Yes that is a counter height table. Obviously Palmer is not afraid of heights OR being in trouble When I said, “What are you doing up there?” He stopped, looked right at me, and started sniffing the table again. NO shame for this boy!
Update December 8th 2017:
To all of you, Palmer says, “NO MORE MUZZLE!” He still needs grooming but we had to do some pictures tonight!
Howdy everyone, I’m Palmer, and even though I’m not very old (maybe four), I’ve already been put through the ringer and come out the other side better than ever! So here’s my life story as far as I can remember:
Somehow I broke my jaw and, wow, did that hurt. Thank goodness for those smart folks as M.A.I.N. who took me in, fixed me up and showed me that life could be wonderful and pain-free. Not only did they fix my jaw up, but they got me a doggy dentist and now I have a beautiful set of pearly whites to show for it!
Let me tell you a little bit about my life now. I really can’t believe how great it is. I know I’m just a little guy (thirteen pounds), but one of my best buddies is a giant one hundred pound Mastiff! That’s right, I really can hang with the big dogs…Not that I don’t have friends my own size, I do. I’m an equal-opportunity dog buddy. Not picky about my pack.
And did I tell you I know how to use the doggy door? Yep. No accidents for this boy. And guess where the door leads – outside where I love to hang with my buds. There is a lot that’s new to me. Take for instance these things my nice foster keeps giving me called toys. I haven’t quite figured out what to do with them yet, but I’m working on it. I have figured out my humans and I love, love, love to cuddle with them, but I also love my crate and when I’m tired there’s no place I like to curl up in more. Makes me feel really safe.
They tell me I have a sweet and loving spirit. All I’m looking for is a family that will love me like I will love them…unconditionally. I’m betting that’s you. — Palmer