Princess was born with 2 bum knees. Her owners saw her through one surgery and rehabilitation to repair one of her luxating patella (dislocated kneecap). Her owners surrendered her to us to repair her other knee and re-home her.
Princess is an extraordinary girl. She is under 2 years old who loves kids, dogs and cats. She has wonderful manners, is very friendly and affectionate. She is everything you want in a family pet. So why wouldn’t we step in to help a wonderful dog get healthy and send her onto her new forever home.
Boy, were we surprised by Princess’ medical examination. We expected Princess needed to repair the untreated luxating patella. Unfortunately the already repaired knee did not heal correctly and will need surgery again. Both of Princess’ hips are also misaligned and should be surgically corrected so that the knees will stay in place after they are repaired. One of her elbows may also need treatment and has arthritis. It is hard to imagine the pain she is living with.
Princess is a sweetheart and a great dog. She was dealt a bad hand in life. We accepted the challenge and will help fix her up. She will not have a perfect gait, will not run a marathon or do agility races. But she will take nice walks, curl up next to her favorite human, give/receive unconditional love and of course PAIN-FREE! She may require occasional pain management after exertion.
This will be a long journey for Princess. We believe she will have many years of good quality of life since she is so young. We will give you updates on her progress. Her first surgery is scheduled the end of April. Please send good thoughts and keep Princess in your prayers.