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Rehomed Dogs

The dogs listed below have now found permanent loving new homes.

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Khoda

Khoda

Rotti x - male

Khodea has improved so much that we are now ready to find a Special home who can cater for his special needs. We have attached a report from both his Vet and Physio Therapist to show how much he has improved and that in a home that is prepared to continue with his long term treatment you will be rewarded with a loving and loyal dog. Everyone that meets Khodea responds positively to him as he has that beautiful Rotti nature and is a gentle sooky boy. He has even started getting into the mischief that he missed out on as a small pup because he has been in so much pain and now he's into it all

Vet Update: X-rays failed to reveal any obvious radiographic abnormality of Khodea spine, they did however show mild-moderate hip dysplasia which explains his hip pain and may lead to advancing arthritis later in life. A trial was initiated with Rimadyl (non steroidal anti-inflammatory) plus controlled exercise. The septic arthritis responded well to antibiotics and has been completely resolved with no long term problems. Khodea received a course of four Pentosan injections to improve his joint function and this should be repeated every 3 months as a single injection with the next injection due June 2010. At a recheck examination on 1st June 2010 Khodea had markedly decreased pain when his hips were extended (although still has discomfort at full extension). The discomfort on palpation of his spine has improved only slightly. We would recommend 3 monthly rechecks alongside a Pentosan injection plus continuation of physio and regular controlled exercise. Since starting physio treatment Khodea has not needed any pain relief.

Physio Report: Khodea initially presented to this clinic with spinal and hip pain, ungainly unco-ordinated walk, dragging both hind limbs whilst walking, with audible scraping of nails on hind limbs, reluctant or unable to stand for longer than 30 seconds or to walk further than a few metres. Khodea has had 2 sessions weekly of physiotherapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy. He has improved to the extent that he is now able and willing to walk 3 kms daily, has no sign of spinal pain (has not been on pain medication for 2 weeks),and has a more co-ordinated gait. He still drags his hind limbs, with audible scraping of nails, but a lot less than at start of treatment. Overall this has been a great improvement.

Update 1/6/10

Update 1/6/10: Physio Report: Khodea initially presented to this clinic with spinal and hip pain, ungainly unco-ordinated walk, dragging both hind limbs whilst walking, with audible scraping of nails on hind limbs, reluctant or unable to stand for longer than 30 seconds or to walk further than a few metres. Khodea has had 2 sessions weekly of physiotherapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy. He has improved to the extent that he is now able and willing to walk 3 kms daily, has no sign of spinal pain (has not been on pain medication for 2 weeks),and has a more co-ordinated gait. He still drags his hind limbs, with audible scraping of nails, but a lot less than at start of treatment. Overall this has been a great improvement.

Update 4/4/10: Khodea has been on a month long course of weekly injections to ease the pain in his back and hips, and is still on daily pain mediation tablets.Every 3 months he will need a booster injection to continue easing the pain.He is also on a special diet to stop him growing too fast and is restricted to only very short walks a few times a week.Even though he has all these problems, he is still a very happy and loving dog who just wants to be with people and have a belly rub.

Khoda is currently under vet assessment after being diagnosed with hip dysplasia and inflammation of the spine. On top of this he has developed a septic infection of his front leg which he probably picked up from his mother when only a young puppy. This means poor Khoda is in quite a bit of pain at the moment but the infection should heal under the treatment he is now on. His hips are being monitored while he undergoes treatment and further diagnosis will be given in a few weeks.

In the meantime his vet work has been extensive and we are seeking sponsorship to help us cover some of these additional costs.

Khoda's vet fees have so far come to $2,612. If you can help please call Judy on 9674 4824 or email dchanimaladoptions@iprimus.com.au or click below.

Thank you to Danielle, Jason, Ruth, Margo, Justin, Sandra, Paul, Roland, Melissa, Deborah and Sophie for their generous donations towards Khodea. His vet fees have now been fully covered.

Khoda was adopted on 20 June 2010 after 2 weeks in foster care

Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Border Collie x Kelpie - female

Cleo is livelier than her sister Dom (below). Always the first one up and the last to bed!! If you live a more active lifestyle Cleo is more suited to you. Cleo is also the shyer sister but once she has gotten to know you, you'll struggle to get 5 minutes alone! Cleo has taken a little bit longer than Dom to get used to walking on the harness but is now a fabulous exercise companion!!Neither of the girls are barkers and have both been so well behaved when guests have come over.

Cleopatra was adopted on 06 June 2010 after 2 months in foster care

Rosebud and Mudbud

Rosebud and Mudbud

Red Cattle - mixed

These puppies will be available for adoption after the 13th May when 8 weeks old

Rosebud and Mudbud was adopted on 23 May 2010 after 1 month in foster care

Missy

Missy

Chihuahua x - female

Missy is an incredibly sweet girl who loves a cuddle. She is still only quite young, so she enjoys her chew toys and playing with other young dogs. She would especially love a family that has children between 5-10 as she absolutely loves playing with them and being picked up and cuddled. She has learnt to sit, however she is not house trained. She could be trained, however we think that another dog and young children are the keys to her perfect home. She gets along extremely well with Alice her foster sister, and they happily play for hours on end.

Missy was adopted on 21 May 2010 after 3 months in foster care

Rio

Rio

Staffy x - male

Rio is a lovely soft natured boy. He has the puppy dog eyed look down pat. Give him an inch and he will have you wrapped around his paw. He is very smart and very playful. Loves being around other dogs so will make a great companion for both humans and other family pets.

Rio was adopted on 21 May 2010 after 4 months in foster care

Sparkles

Sparkles

Cross Breed - female

Sparkles is a very playfull and adventurist puppy, who loves hunting out fun in the backyard. She loves children and other dogs and will happy sleep on your shoulder for a puppy nap.

Sparkles was adopted on 19 May 2010 after 1 day in foster care

Fifi, Tinkerbell, Sparkles and Bear

Fifi, Tinkerbell, Sparkles and Bear

Cross Breed - male

These puppies will be available for adoption after the 13th May when 8 weeks old

Fifi is sooky girl who just wants to be picked up so she can go to sleep on your shoulder.

Tinkerbell is the quieter puppy and waits to see what her brother an sister are up to first and will then join in.

Sparkles is the smallest pup but the most adventurist, she leads her brother and sisters around the yard in search of fun.

Bear is just that a cuddly little fellow who follows you everywhere and prefers to hang out with my older dogs.

These pups are currently housed with older dogs, cats and a young child, and are very friendly and outgoing pups.

Fifi, Tinkerbell, Sparkles and Bear was adopted on 16 May 2010 after 4 weeks in foster care

Jack and Chan

Jack and Chan

Border Collie x - male

Jack and Chan was adopted on 12 May 2010 after 1 week in foster care

Hazel

Hazel

Maltese - female

Hazel is just the cutest, most affectionate, dog. She will sit on your lap and snuggle her head to your chest every chance she gets. She doesn't mind sitting away from you, but if she's beside you she will tend to place her head on your lap or snuggled up to your leg. She will follow you from room to room, and maybe even take a peak behind the shower curtain when your in there. She loves to get up on her hind legs to greet you when she's excited. She has a lovely soft coat and her little cute face is adorable. She is toilet trained and learning to behave on the lead. She doesn't chew up anything and doesn't dig. She doesn't like big or boisterous dogs, or cats (but hey, she's a dog!). Her foster mum would adopt her herself but unfortunately the other older female canine in the family doesn't want another female in the house.

Hazel was adopted on 12 May 2010 after 3 months in foster care

Scottie

Scottie

Smooth Collie x - male

Scottie has definitely been a house dog before. He is house trained and not at all bothered by normal household noises. All he wants to be near a human and he will curl up quietly. Every now and then you may get a gentle nudge with a soft nose to remind you he is still there and would like some attention please. He walks well on a lead, sits quietly on the seat looking out the window in the car and really isn't a bother at all. Scottie seems to be a little overwhelmed by large dogs when he first meets them and maybe would prefer a home with small dogs. In fact, so far it seems he would be fine on his own as he doesn't really interact much with my dog but then they both like their own space. He is a real gentle sooky boy who really likes children. Scottie is very thin with ribs showing but there is nothing wrong with his appetite so with lots of TLC he should be back to normal in no time at all. Scottie is smaller than a pure bred Collie, standing approximately 48cm at the shoulder, very fine boned and who currently weighs in at little under 12 kg. Scottie would make a wonderful addition to the family.

Scottie was adopted on 10 May 2010 after 1 month in foster care