FREEDOM

State: CT

Age: 5-6 years

Weight: 55 lbs.

Sex: Male

Color: Fawn with white

Neutered: Yes

UTD: Yes

Docked tail: yes

Cropped ears: No

Children over 4: Yes, but further testing

Children under 4: No, no history

Cats No (no history)

Other dogs: Yes

Separation anxiety: No

Leash trained: NO

House trained: Yes

Obedience trained: NO

Microchipped: NO

ADOPTION FEE: 450.00

 

12/4/2019 My friend Freedom, has had his 2nd follow up with my vet, and although he is healing, he is now on a 2nd round of antibiotics because his skin infection was very bad, however, he is far better than when he arrived to SCBR.  He has also gained 4 lbs. in 3 weeks and although his demodex mange has greatly improved, he will remain on 2 doses a month of Nexgard, at least thru December, he will also be on 3 baths a week with medicated shampoo to help his very itchy and inflamed skin.

But with his body going thru all of this, Freedom is the most loving, outgoing dog, that absolutely amazes me.  He loves hugs, kisses, and food, which makes it very easy giving him his medications, I just put it in his food and he gobbles it right up. He does need to be lifted into the bathtub, but stands nice and quiet while I lather him all up, then we do an overall body massage while waiting the 10 minutes required by the medicated shampoo, and Freedom just loves the attention. 

This is one very special being, who seems, regardless of his previous life that we can only guess at, when he sees you, or you talk to him his whole face lights up and he does a boxer wiggle butt that puts the rest of the boxers I've known to shame.  He's just so happy, playful and just loving life.  Three legs does not slow him down, and he can run thru the snow, jump over the stone wall instead of taking the dirt ramp around it, he climbs stairs without hesitation, and Freedom will melt your heart, as he has mine.

So even though Freedom will need to stay in foster care a little longer, this boy is WORTH WAITING FOR, he is simply awesome.


11/21/19 Where to start in telling you all about this brave, stoic, loving boxer boy, who has faced more challenges than we can even imagine. 
On 11.11 he had his front leg surgically removed as it was badly healed from an old injury that was not given proper treatment. What we do know for sure is it had been in that state for several years. 
Freedom to has demodex mange as well as a secondary skin infection and this again is not contagious, but like his fellow foster is on a strong antibiotic and nexguard to heal. This will heal, however Freedom will need a little longer in foster care as a result of a slight complication following his surgical procedure and is now sporting a drain in his shoulder, which considering how good he is, should be removed in another week. 
Freedom loves his food to, and as a result, his meds are gobbled up without a second thought. Which makes foster mom thrilled, since at this point he really needs to gain about 10 lbs at least. 
Now as far as nursing care, wow, there is nothing I can't do with him in that area. He doesn't lick or bother it so he doesn't wear a cone of shame, but his skin is so itchy that he has to wear a tee shirt to protect the area when he scratches (poor baby). But I have to say he's an absolute doll about getting dressed up like a Ken doll. 
So check back soon as this is a very special boy who is loving this 2nd chance he now has. 
11/16/19 Freedom arrived yesterday from one of our favorite shelters, and does need to destress at this time, however, he was an absolute doll for his first spa treatment. (yes he had a bath upon arrival).  He let me pick him up, shower him all over and had a bath with eucalyptus/mint goat soap. And loved his great smell afterwards. What an awesome boy....with that said, as we get to know him better and he heals from his right front leg amputation, many more updates will follow.He is one very special boy.