Polo Boy

Category: 2009 Adoptions
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Russell Family of Charlotte, NC on 8/21/09
Adoption Date: 2121-0808-0909
Pet/Kennel Name: Polo
Age: 3
Color/Gender: Red Fawn Male
Cat Tolerance: No
Small Dog Trainable: Yes
Good w/ Children: Yes
Fostered by (location): Greenville, SC (Bowden)
Additional Details:

Polo boy has no races listed. His sire is WW Apple Jax and his dam is Tycam Amstel. DOB 9/9/05. Polo boy has been a dream foster. Perfectly behaved in every way. Walks great on leash, picked up potty training quickly, great house manners from the start and very friendly and loving to everyone. His foster mom described him as a "Walmart Greeter" and says he greets everyone they meet on their walks like a long lost relative. His littermate is a therapy dog and Polo Boy would probably be an excellent candidate for that because of his easy going, tolerant personality. He is very good with the cat in his foster home and didn't even pay attention to a very small dog that tried to attack him on a walk. As perfect as Polo boy is he does have one problem. He arrived with a very small tumor on his foot. It was removed but is cancer and is likely to grow back in the next year. This isn't a type of cancer that is very painful or likely to move to other organs and kill him. It can be removed again when it comes back but each time it is removed it will harm more and more of his foot until he is likely to have to have his leg amputated. At this point he is not in any pain and has full use of his leg and foot so our vet has advised us not to amputate and let him keep the leg as long as he can. There is a chance that extensive radiation could slow the cancer down or stop it completely but that would be very expensive and the odds of it being successful aren't that good. Polo boy is looking for a special home that wants an almost perfect dog and won't mind if he ends up being a 3 legged dog at some point in the future. Amputations are pretty expensive and his family will need to be as sure as possible that they will be able to afford it when the time comes. Polo's adoption is being handled in a different way to help potential adopters with future medical treatment. If you are interested in helping this special boy, please contact GC Director Kim Owens.

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Tag: Adoption Pending
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