AGE  3.5
DOB  unknown
WEIGHT 60 lbs
SEX   Male
NEUT/UTD   Yes/ Yes
COATCOLOR  Fawn and white
CHILDREN under 4  No (no history)
OTHER DOGS  Must have a canine companion
CRATE TRAINED  Working on it

1/11/20-Clyde spent Monday at the vet getting X-rays done to see what’s going on with his back legs. He was a really good boy for them.  His prognosis isn’t exactly what we were hoping for, but he’s a strong boy with a strong will.  His right back leg has some arthritis that’s already developed most likely from an old ACL injury. X-rays can’t visualize an ACL injury, but his joint swelling and arthritis are consistent with an old ACL injury.  His left leg is a little different.  His left knee cap is off center and the vet was unable to slide it back in position (even under sedation). He also has what looks like a bone spur to the side of his knee that can happen to any dog.  It’s unclear whether the knee cap was an old injury or he developed that way.  The initial MD decision is that surgery would not be an option for him since both legs have some weakness and he wouldn’t be able to properly heal the other knee.  We are waiting for a second opinion just in case there’s something we can do.  All of this doesn’t sound great, but I swear it’s like he heard his prognosis and said “Nope....I’ll show you what I can do”.  He has been getting more and more playful and boxing with us humans.  I think he’s still a little nervous to box with his canine peers.  He’s running more and trying to do more jump into my husbands recliner! He’s responding more to commands such as “no” and “go downstairs and go pee”.  He loves to snuggle with you and nuzzle you.  He’s such a sweetheart. 

 12/28/19-Clyde is still growing his personality on a daily basis.  It’s like he’s a puppy all over again, except that potty training party. LOL..  Since he hasn’t been exposed to a lot of toys or even a home, he’s not sure what’s a toy and what’s not.  We’ve taught him where the toybasket is but he’s still learning.  He will ever so casually/sneakily grab a stuffed animal from my sons room and drag it out to the living room.  He never harms the intended victim....thank goodness.  He’s also tried to grab the tv remote with his little nub wagging like crazy.  He’s so silly. He responds quickly to “No”, so no worries.  He sleeps with my female boxer 95% of the time. He greets me every morning circling around with tail wagging and just so happy.  Such a difference love and kindness and patience have.  He loves his 5yr and 11yr old human brothers.  He helps wake up the 11yr old every morning.  He is hesitant towards my husband but will let him take care of him. Clyde has learned that we will come back after we crate him so he’s not trying to break out anymore. He loves his frozen peanut butter Kong and will get in his crate with ease with that.  Clyde does have an MD apt on Monday to check out his back legs and will update as we get more information on him.  
12/16/2019 Clyde has been with us for a little over a week now and he has grown so much.  When we received him from transport, the woman told us he couldn’t walk and that the prior transporters lifted him into her car.  We were worried.  But as we talked to him and gently encouraged him out of the car...he found his legs.  His back legs appeared thin and weak.  Made sense since he had been crated as a puppy mill dog his whole life so far.   We then got to the stairs....he had not been on stairs before. He fumbled his way down and did better on the way up.  Practice makes perfect though. Clyde seemed indifferent to our attention.  He let us pet him and take care of him, but he was certainly confused by all this attention. There was no boxer wiggle or tail wag. ��.  He appeared nervous and desperately wanted to be with my female boxer. Once we let her greet him, things were looking up.  ��.  He followed her everywhere. He ate because she was and he followed her around outside to do his business.  After such an eventful day, he fell asleep next to her in the dog bed in our bedroom.  And guess what?? The next morning I got a small tail wag from him.  He got lots of petting for that!!!  And now here we are a week later and Clydes doing awesome!  We had some issues with the crate but that seems to have cleared up. He and his girlfriends crate have to be facing each other.  ����‍♀️   He now greets us at the door with a happy wagging tale. He's mastered the stairs too!  He’s starting to gallop around the backyard with Mocha. He still has ?muscle weakness in his back legs but we’re working on getting him stronger.  Depending on how he improves, he may need a vet visit to check them out.  Clydes on his way to a new life filled with love, patience, kindness and a renewed faith in better things

12/11/2019 Clyde has come into rescue this past weekend and we will update his progress in a few day