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Socks I Alaskan Malamute I Male I 6 years old
Socks is a gorgeous 6 year old boy that needs a very special, compassionate, caring family to step up to adopt him.
A few years ago, Socks was involved in a car accident that required him to have surgery. This has resulted in him developing arthritis in his hips and he also has hip dysplasia. So he’s never going to be the most athletic dog on the block, but with a good diet, supplements and routine treatments, he should be able to see out his remaining years comfortably. We don’t think that just because his body has some achy bits that he should miss out on a full life. Who amongst us doesn’t have a few bits that don’t work so well anymore?
This big boy can play like a puppy! He moves well, knows how to sit and will give you the most adorable paw shake. We loves his walks and has reasonable manners on lead. According to Socks, toys are awesome, fantastic, amazing gifts from the heavens, especially ones that squeak!
Because Socks is a little sensitive around his hips, he needs a family that is experienced in caring for dogs with joint issues. He is happy to have a good old butt scratch and gentle handling around his back half, but can get scared and defensive if he feels trapped, restrained or surprised. For that reason, he needs to be in an only dog household without children.
It’s a big ask, we know, but if you think you’ve got what it takes to give this amazing boy a place to start his new journey in life, then please apply today.
Requirements for Socks:
· Malamute or large breed experience
· Ability to take him to vet visits as required
· Fully & securely fenced yard
· Only dog household
· Adult home (no children)
· Not suited to apartment living
Socks has been hit by a car and had surgery due to the accident. Socks has also been diagnosed with hip dysplasia and arthritis. Socks can have a good quality of life if he is on the correct diet, medication and supplements. Full medical history and X-rays will be provided to any adopters.
Photos thanks to Paul Tadday Photography
Date Added : 11-Jul-2018