Victor (4 legs – undergoing rehab to walk on 3 or 4 legs again)

Victor

Sex

Male

Age

1 year

Breed

Mixed

Current Location

UK – Glasgow

Country to Adopt to

UK

About

Victor is an extremely special boy desperately searching for his forever home. He has been through a lot of trauma in his short life and he needs stability, comfort, patience and love.

Victor is an extremely loving boy and bonds very quickly once he trusts people. He was beaten as a puppy and therefore is nervous of some people at first. Mostly with women he is fine right away. With a lot of men he is also ok very quickly. He has been scared of largely built males when he has then been seen to show aggression.

Victor can move around by himself however he cannot lift himself far up off the ground so cannot walk normally. His right leg is used as a prop for walking and his left leg is stuck straight out infront of him. He has just had surgery and intensive physiotherapy in the hope that he can gain more mobility by lifting himself up higher off the ground and bending his left leg back into a more normal position. He has shown very encouraging signs of progress and can now walk more ‘normally’ on 3 legs with assistance.

Despite Victor’s hard start in life, he is such a happy boy and he has a lot of love to give but he needs patience and to be able to settle into a new home at his own pace.

Victor can be initially aggressive around other dogs and cats but within one or 2 days he very quickly becomes their very best friends. He has lived with both dogs and cats and loves them both very much after the initial settling in period. He is very persistent in play and plays with other animals with his mouth. Any animals would need to be happy to play in this way. Victor could also live as an only pet if he had enough human attention. When walking Victor or taking him to any public places his initial potential aggression issues must be taken in to account. We are very happy to provide Victor with training funded by Miracle’s Mission to help him settle into his new home.

He has been ok with some children but if playing on scooters / making a noise he has shown aggression therefore he cannot be in a home with children.

Type of Home Needed

Victor’s needs are:
– Ongoing physiotherapy (and potentially hydrotherapy) to be funded by Miracle’s Mission until he no longer needs either.
– An adopter that can travel to meet him a few times first so that everyone can be confident that the physio will be possible (he is a heavy boy at 21 kilos) – He is currently in foster care in Moodiesburn, Glasgow
– Patience in introductions to other animal members of the household. He absolutely adores both cats and dogs however will take a day or 2 to accept them sometimes
– Patience in introduction to all family members. Victor is an exceptionally friendly boy with people however he needs to know that he can trust people sometimes first. This is where his foster mum will be on hand to help with introduction.
We cannot stress enough how lovely a boy he is. He needs love and dedication so that he can progress further with his walking as he currently walks with assistance on 3 legs but he has huge potential to walk unaided on all 4 legs with ongoing physiotherapy.

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