ARTHUR AB#17-006

                      

Gender: Male
Age: He is between 10-12 years old
Weight: currently weighs 63 lbs. 
Color: He is white and tan
Breed: English Setter (Maybe a Llewelyn setter)

Socialization: First in describing Arthur, you need to know he is blind and deaf.  He is extremely friendly.  He loves to be petted and loved on.  He walks on a lease without pulling because he trusts that you will not lead him where he will get hurt.  He will follow you around if you don’t get too far in front of him. 

Good with children: He is great with children.  He does not startle or snap when he is touched.  He just looks for what is happening next. He never tires of getting attention

Good with dogs: Other dogs do not bother him.

Good with cats: We do not have cats in our house so I have no idea how he would be with cats but most likely he wouldn’t know of their existence either.

Leash trained: He walks on a leash without pulling because he trusts that you will not lead him where he will not get hurt.

House trained: Yes. He has learned to get from one end of the house to the doggy door on the other end of the house. He will go outside to do what must be done but prefers to be in the house. He gets anxious when he is trying to get to either water, food or outside to do his business and sometimes he should be gentle directed. When he needs help, he will bark softly

Activity Level: Outdoors he may be a little insecure as to where things are. If you insist he will stay outside and lay in the sun. He gets anxious when he is trying to get to either water or outside to do his business. He may have some peripheral vision as he will follow me around the house or in the yard.

Fence REQUIRED: He needs a fenced in yard so he can establish his barriers. When left outside on his own, he will usually walk the fence line to determine where he is in the yard, but in a short period of time he finds his way back to the doggy door and comes inside. If he can’t find the doggy door to get back in he will stand at the regular door and bark. When left outside on his own, he will walk around the yard But when the weather is cooler, he finds his way from the middle of the yard to the screened in patio to lay and rest.

Medical History: He is up to date on vaccines neutered and microchipped. He had his teeth cleaned in May.
He has a healthy appetite and drinks a large amount of water. The Vet said he has bilateral cataracts and nuclear sclerosis bilateral. His x-ray shows intestinal lung pattern which accounts for his cough. He coughs when getting up from resting. His muscle structure in the rear limbs is of concern. His x-ray also shows severe lumbosacral in disk 2. He is on carprofen twice a day for pain and get neo-poly-dex drops in his eyes twice a day.

Foster Comments: In the months that he has lived here, he has learned to get from one end of house to the doggy door on the other end of the house.
Some days he chose to sleep until 9 in the morning and goes to bed at 8:30. He gets up in the morning and heads to the doggy door. He will go outside to do what must be done but prefers to be in the house. Outdoors he will wander around the yard for a while enjoying the sunshine but is soon ready to come back in to find a comfy spot. If you insist he will stay outside and lay in the sun.
He may have some peripheral vision as he will follow me around the house or in the yard.
Due to this weakness in his back, he often struggles to stand up. But he is very determined, self- motivated and will work at it until he can stand. But despite his physical problems, he is a sweet loving dog who just wants peace and a soft place to lie down.

Adoption fee: Zero/waived

Foster location: Gulf Breeze, Florida.
In most cases volunteer transport is available for your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home.

                      

                      

                      

                      

                      

So skinny on arrival