Nicknames: Grover the wonder dog/ Groverus Maximus / Grover
Likes: people, his pack, Going for walks w Poppa , laying out in the sun
Pet-Peeves: people who think pets are disposable property
Favorite Toy: my Chewwie, and rope toys ohhh do i love rope toys
Favorite Walk: around our block (i have a rebuilt leg so i don't walk as far as the others in my pack) , in my yard and garden my parents built
Best Tricks: to give a hug on his hind legs only on comand (very important w big dogs only on comand)
Arrival Story: Grover was saved by a wonderful pediatrician who worked on a Cherokee Reservation in OK. She found him wandering with a broken leg that had badly heeled and needed help, but it took over 3 months for her to get his trust and get him in her car to help him. Dr. Peggy (the pediatrician who found him) , found us as foster parents and asked for us to find help for Grover a proud Brave who was wild as a Dear and loving as any creature could be. We saw his soul threw his eyes immediately and wanted to help, first we had to show him how to be a dog, part of a pack and how to listen and be calm so we could help him. IN ONE NIGHT he learned enough to show me we could all work together and help. So we looked for help for his leg knowing we needed to try to save it. after 5 vet visits we found a lead to help, Our current Vet Clinic said that if it where there dog they would take him to U of A Columbia Mo and have his leg rebuilt they specialize in this procedure .
after raising over $4000. needed for his new leg threw our generous community of dog lovers (by doing news paper interviews, local tv interviews) we where off on our journey. We got to meet Dr Fox and Vet Tech Jodie Beetem two of the BEST folks in animal care at U of MO Columbia Animal Hospital, they walked us threw each step of Grovers surgery, even sending me photos of the 15 hour procedure . They even allowed us to bring him home (a 7 hour journey from home in AR) and work with our wonderful local vets each day on his healing so we would all be most comfortable. During this time of every day bandage changes w our vets, and lots of TLC rest time helping Grover out to potty each time w a towel under him so he did not put weight on the leg, we found we where again adopted.. We could not trust this special warrior to just any one. Grover loves life with his new leg and home, he has been a wonderful part of our lives since the day we met.. Never give up this pup was some one 4 vets said to put down, if you feel there is hope and enough chance of a good quality life for your pup, follow your heart and look further for answers , God will lead you (or the Great Spirit or who ever your higher power is)..
Bio: disabled is a state of mind, both my owners and i strive to overcome each day. I am a very able dog, and My Momma who is also called disabled, she rescues pups, rehabilitates us and dose allot.
also my family adopts, but we have no problem with "responsible breeders " there is just a huge need for Dane homes here we choose to address.
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