Spike is not yet ready for adoption. We are still evaluating his behavior and addressing his medical needs. An email notification will be sent when he becomes ready for adoption. If you wish to receive the notification, please sign up for our mailing list at the top of the front page of our website. Adoption fees are set at the time a dog goes available and applications can only be submitted at that time. Please follow our website and social media pages for updates on Spike!
Spike visited the cardiologist and it has been discovered that he has severe pulmonary stenosis. Pulmonic stenosis is a congenital heart defect of the semilunar valve that is between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery (great vessel that takes blood to the lungs). The leaflets of this valve are thickened and/or partially fused together. It is recommended that Spike have balloon valvuloplasty surgery. This treatment involves the passage under general anesthesia of special catheters which when an attached balloon is inflated, tears the restricted valve leaflets. After surgery, the recommendation is that Spike remain in the hospital for 2 days for observation.
Spike is a 1.5-year-old, blue fawn Frenchie who came into rescue on September 2nd. He was tearfully surrendered by his mom & dad because at their older age, he was just too strong for them to handle outside the house.
Spike is waiting on a couple of vet appointments to check on some issues found at his initial vet check. He is sweet, loving & after a slow introduction to his foster siblings, he gets along well with all five of them. He is still very much a puppy who loves to run & play...then he takes a nice long nap. His former family was always home with him which is apparent given his fairly severe separation anxiety. He also has never been crate trained which is something his foster family is working on slowly, but he still hates it.
He is a wonderful little guy that will be looking for his new forever home before you know it so stay tuned for updates!
We greatly appreciate any and all donations! $250 will help us provide Spike with some basic essentials, such as food, bowls, a leash, and a harness.
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