Koda is a 2 yr old neutered male that came to CRROW after his owner died. Koda’s owner had Alzheimer’s so Koda had run of the small town and fended for himself. When Koda arrived we immediately noticed his lack of muscle in his hind end. His gait is very stiff and he has a difficult time doing short flights of stairs. He can manage 2-3 steps. He loves to go for walks but as you can see in the video he walks like an old dog. We initially thought he might have been hit by a car during his escapades around town in his previous life.
On May 10th he went to the vet for x-rays and found he has severe hip dysplasia in both hips. Due to his young age and wonderful disposition with people, he is going to have a femoral head and neck ostectomy on one of the hips on June 6th. Once we see how he fairs with the first hip, we will determine if and when the second hip will be done. Koda is a foster dog so we will be doing some special fundraising for the cost of his surgery which should be around $1,000 for each hip.
Once we get Koda’s hips fixed and he is walking well, we will put him up for adoption. Koda LOVES people, LOVES to snuggle. He does not know how to greet other dogs from lack of socialization. I am assuming he had opportunities to encounter other dogs while he was running free but I suspect his lack of flexibility in his hips made him wary of engaging with other dogs. We are working on his greeting skills at Fun Fur Pets and he is doing well. He is a fast learner and wants to please. Koda will make someone a very loyal companion.