Poor Red had a rough start in life.

Purchased from a breeder as a pup, this beautiful 3 year old boy was always a bit shy and fearful and really needed the kind of time, attention and socialization his family were not prepared to provide for a puppy.   He was left in the care of nannies most of the time who basically crated and neglected him. Always wonderful with humans particularly children, in his isolation poor Red became more and more fearful, anxious and reactive to humans. This behavior was attributed to separation anxiety and aggression.

In reality Red was in excruciating pain.

 After noticing his awkward gait, his tendency to favor one side and his sensitivity to touch foster mom Liz Syring immediately had a veterinarian x-ray this boy and veterinary specialists evaluate the films.

We have discovered that Red is suffering from hip dysplasia in both hips. His left hip being worse than the right, he has probably been in pain his entire adult life.  His former owners were completely unaware of Red's condition prior to surrendering Red to our custody.

The prognosis is that Red will need surgery within the next 18 months to 2 years to correct his hip dysplasia. In the meantime his condition is being managed with good nutrition, daily glucosamine and chondroitin exercise and pain medication.

Red has become a completely different dog in foster care. Now that his pain is being properly managed and he is receiving all of the love, time and attention he has always needed and deserved the change in him has been nothing short of miraculous.

This is poor sad, misunderstood and neglected boy is finally finding some peace, happiness and relief from his pain. He is a wonderful, sweet loving and well-mannered and devoted companion who loves to play and stick close to his caregivers. It gives his foster mom and all of us here at DRC so much joy to see Red finally enjoying his life!
DRC is raising funds to cover the costs of Red's hip surgery and promises to cover his expenses even after he is adopted to a wonderful family. 


You can help DRC make good on our promise to Red and his new family by donating to "Red's Fund."


All donations will be used for Red's surgery, rehabilitation and long term care and we will update you all on his progress.

On behalf of Red and other doodle dogs in need, we thank you so much for your generosity, support and friendship!

Views: 595

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Well, our dear boy Red (now called FRED by hubby and me) is working hard at his exercise regimen, walking for 30 minutes twice daily at a minimum and cut back on his chow in anticipation of having his hip surgery and being in "slim shape".  Today we walked the mile to the vet office to weigh in and he has lost 3 lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Only 2 more to go until he's ready for surgery!!!  We need our friends to keep making their generous donations to his fund so we can pay for his new hip.  The vet thinks he will do very well with just one hip replaced. 


© 2023   Created by Jacquie Yorke - DRC Director.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service