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Socks I Alaskan Malamute I Male I 6 years old
Socks is a gorgeous boy that needs a very special, compassionate, caring family to step up and be his hero.
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 achey 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 contact us ASAP.
We cover all medical costs associated with Socks, he just needs a foster family to rest his head and a person to throw his toys.
We are his last hope and Socks is currently in a pound. We would love to move him to the comforts of a loving and caring home so we can start his journey to recovery. We do offer fostering and fostering with the view to adopt. Please feel free to call us for further details.
• Adult household
• No other dogs, other animals, cats, pocket pets and livestock
• Ability to take him to vet visits as required
• Enclosed backyard and secure fencing required
• Alaskan malamute breed experience or other large breed experience required
• Not suited to apartment living
• Not suited to be offlead in open spaces & go to dog parks
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.
To adopt please complete this form:
We are urgently looking for a foster hero for Socks as he is located in the pound and he need immediate medical attention.
To become a Foster Hero and save a life please apply here: www.arcticrescue.org.au/foster/foster-application-form
We also offer fostering with the view to adopt.
Please do not hesitate to call us on 0478 663 077 if you have any question
Date Added : 13-Mar-18