- Adoption Status: Available
- Breed: Terrier Mix
- Male / 6 years / 7 lbs
- Low Energy
- House Trained
- All dogs have been spayed or neutered, updated on shots, microchipped, flea treated, dewormed; and come with a DWB ID tag!
Hershey is an unbelievably sweet, happy, trusting dog who has been through so much. He is such a cutie and has gorgeous brown eyes. He just wants to cuddle up and be held and touched.
When we first rescued Hershey we noticed he was a bit stiff as he walked. Unfortunately, as time went on his joints got more and more stiff. At one point, he even stopped using his hind legs completely. BUT, we got him every test out there (MRI, Joint tap, Spinal tap, Lyme tests, etc.) and he was finally officially diagnosed with what is like Rheumatoid Arthritis but for dogs. It is called IMPA, Immune Mediated Poly Arthritis. Essentially, his poor little joints get inflamed. He is now on steroid treatment and is walking like a champ. BUT, he will need to be on his meds on an ongoing basis and have checkups to ensure he stays on track. It will just be one of those things where you keep an eye on if he seems stiff. It is not constant, just like with people there are “flare ups”.
Hershey is such a sweetie, he just needs a special owner who will be his forever champion and can give him the care he needs. Whether that means steroids or physical therapy, acupuncture, etc. We can walk you through it all. We truly just want what is best for this little guy. He has a LOT of love to give.
If you can be a special loving home for this special sweet boy, please step up. He needs you.
If you'd like to take this dog home for a 1 week trial adoption please apply to adopt