An adorable puppy with a heart as big as a horse, and a body as big as one, needs a home and some TLC.
NMDOG presents the KRQE Pet of the Week in Skynard, the enormous puppy with a personality to match.
Skynard came to NMDOG as part of their ongoing outreach programs, and as a result of their work on the Dog Head Fire in 2016.
Skynard is a little over a year old, he was purchased from a breeding kennel in a southern state as a puppy and grew up in a very small pen, all alone, with very little human interaction, poor nutrition and no freedom to develop physically or emotionally.
He is a wonderful mixed breed dog of the Kangal, Boerbel and Great Dane. But this breed combo, in addition to his environmental restrictions growing up, left him with some fairly severe orthopedic concerns.
Skynard was diagnosed with bilateral luxating patellas and will be undergoing surgery next week to repair the issues. The orthopedic procedure will cost NMDOG $3500 (each knee) and will require weeks of intensive post-op care and rehabilitation.
There is an online fundraiser for the expenses involved in Skynard’s care, posted on NMDOG.com
They are in need of donations to provide this very deserving boy with all that he needs. All donations to NMDOG are tax deductible. They are also seeking an approved foster home where Skynard can continue to recover from his past, receive the post-op care and physical rehabilitation he will need. All expenses will be covered by NMDOG. A home with no other pets is desired at this time, to ensure Skynard makes a full recovery.
Skynard will be able to romp and play with other dogs, as soon as he receives a full medical clearance to do so.
Here is the direct link to Skynard’s fundraiser https://www.youcaring.com/nmdogskynard-1171101
For more information, visit NMDOG’s website.