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Riley #12639
Dog Information
Color: Black & Tan Coat: Smooth Special needs dog? No
Pattern: None Gender: Female Sanctuary dog? Yes
Size: Miniature Weight: 11 lbs Spayed/Neutered? Yes
Age: 6 Years Category: Adult
State: MD - View more in MD
Added: 2018-11-26

Riley needs a very special adopter because she has a condition called carpus valgus. She already has gotten a second chance because she was taken to a local shelter to be euthanized because of this. The shelter staff fell in love with her and called us to help her. The carpus of your dog is the lowest large joint on the front leg; it is equivalent to your wrist. A developmental deformity that can develop in this joint in puppies is known as carpal valgus. This is a deformity of the carpus joint that causes the front feet to point outward, or deviate away from the body. This condition causes Riley to walk on her "wrists". Despite this deformity, she is a happy girl. Her tail is always wagging. She walks best on carpet on flooring where she can have some traction. She loves her doggie bed and blankets. She stays in a pen in my kitchen when I'm gone and at night and keeps her pen clean. She knows to potty outside and goes as soon as she is carried outside. She is fine with other dogs after an appropriate introduction. ****Applicant should be willing to drive to Ellicott City, Maryland (10 miles south of Baltimore) to meet and adopt Riley..****

Vetting Information
• Rabies (3 year) 2016-06-23
• Distemper Combo - NO Lepto 2018-11-21
• Bordetella 2018-11-21
• Heartworm Tested 2018-11-24
• Fecal Tested 2018-11-24
• Wellness exam 2018-11-24
Other Things To Know About This Dog
• Must have fenced yard
• Needs dog buddy
• No cats
• No children
• No large dogs
• No small children

Want to know more about Riley? Email foster family at ann_donnawell@comcast.net