Here’s Hopper (#3372). He’s been in his foster home since early October and is learning how to destress after being in a shelter. He will now lay at the feet of the humans while they are working without demanding non-stop attention and petting. He knows there is plenty of love to go around so it’s okay to rest. He’s getting gentle walks a few times a day and doing well on a leash; he was getting some jogging time in until his foster family learned he has heartworm. He loves to play in the back yard with a ball, so much so when it’s time to come in sometimes his foster mom has to put the balls away so he will relax. He’s learning some basic commands and said to be pretty smart and very sweet.
During his medical exam and tests, GBR found out Hopper has Stage 1 heartworm and Lyme disease. The Lyme disease has caused a lame foot/leg but this will clear up as he’s treated. He also had x-rays done, and he’s got some minor dysplasia in his hips; however, the specialist says it’s pretty normal for a dog his age and size so the only treatment is exercise, supplements and weight management. Hopper is prepping for his heartworm treatment now and should be available for adoption in mid to late December.
We are all eager to learn more about him while he’s going through his medical treatments. Meanwhile, this big ole sweet guy appears to be a normal high energy lovable Lab. Stay tuned for updates…………
All descriptions above are what we know about this dog when it was first released to GBR. Dogs are typically in foster care for three to four weeks. During that time, we will discover its true personality as witnessed by its particular foster family. The dog’s personality traits may change as it becomes accustom to its new foster home.