German Shepherd Dog (medium coat) : : Male : : Adult : : Medium
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Rex was rescued from Miami-Dade Animal Services back in August of 2021. When Rex arrived there as a stray, he had an injury to his leg and was bleeding from an eye. It was suspected Rex had been hit by a car. SHARE of course stepped up for this poor guy.
Turns out Rex’s leg was indeed broken and he had surgery right way. Then he went to the ophthalmologist. Rex actually had a congenital birth defect and has always been blind in that eye. The eye had to be removed and he recovered nicely from that. Then Rex’s original leg surgery failed and he needed a 2nd surgery to repair the break. The orthopedic surgeon also saw his knee was damaged as well so Rex had to also have TPLO surgery. Then if things haven’t been bad enough for him, he got a very bad infection that wasn’t clearing up and he just had a third surgery to have all of the hardware removed. Now we have to wait and see if the infection will go away and if he can build enough muscle that will hold the bone in place. We have tried everything possible to prevent him from losing his leg but it’s still a possibility. He does have several months of recovery and PT ahead of him. He had his drain removed and it looks like the leg infection is recovering well. He has started his physical therapy. He goes back to the orthopedic surgeon in January for a recheck.
Rex would love to be in a home where someone is home most of the time. Someone working from home or retired would be a fantastic match. He likes to be with his people, He isn’t on top of you but likes to be with you. Rex isn’t going to be a running or a jogging partner. He is always going to have to be somewhat mellow with exercise. But hopefully that can increase a bit in time.
Right now Rex is reactive to other dogs. He needs a home with no other pets!! He will only be adopted locally (preferably Palm Beach County). No exceptions!! A home check is required! Looking for that special home that will continue helping him in his long recovery process. If you think that may be you, please complete an application.
More about Rex 1072
Is Not Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Likes to play with toys, Needs special care, Obedient, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle, Not good with small dogs
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