Southern Lurcher Rescue had to take Spot as he would have been put to sleep. He is just too adorable to allow that to happen. Two years old he is in foster in Hertfordshire. He is fully vaccinated, wormed, and has been neutered. A loving home is sought for this big lovable softy. He is already fostered with two family dogs and blends in just fine. Apart from the SPOT!!!! Seriously, he has just melted all our hearts. Here he is. If you would like to know more about Spot, please email us and we will answer all your questions.
This is his montage - (thanks to Barney) Click on the lilnk and see
Post by doggedhashadit on Sept 2, 2007 14:46:43 GMT
Spot has been here for 10 days now.
He is about 27 inches tall and about 28 long from shoulders to base of tail. He wriggled on the scales and weighs somewhere between 29.2 and 30.6 kg - so he's around 30kg.
He is not food or dog aggressive. He has settled in quite well - only Honey the resident grump still let's him know if his manners need to be improved. He is housetrained.
He's getting used to the name Spot, but until he does and has a modicum of recall he will not be let off the lead except in an enclosed space. We decided on Friday to let him off on the village tennis courts but by Saturday someone had padlocked them; this will discourage the village kids vandalising them, but will equally stop them having a knockup - no wonder Tim Henman was commenting on the (numerical) lack of talent coming through.
When he does go off lead he will need a muzzle at least until I know what he's like.
Hopefully Spot will find a home soon. He deserves it.
Spot was believed to be neutered however tracing back his history I have found out that he has undecended testicles and has not been neutered soooooooooooooo the poor lad is going to need a op sometime next week I should anticipate. I am sure John his fosterer will keep everyone informed as to his progress and please be aware this Spot will still be needing a loving home. Sue
Post by doggedhashadit on Sept 10, 2007 13:31:58 GMT
Spot is going to the vets on Wednesday to have a blood test to make sure whether he needs neutering or not. Basically it appears that the vet takes a reference blood test, injects a substance to make any relevant glands present produce testosterone, then takes another blood sample a few hours later.
If the level of testosterone is raised in the second sample, then he will need an operation. If not, he has already been done. If he has been done, its the neatest bit of surgery going as there is no sign of any old or recent scar tissue.
That there dog is getting just too cosy, and you know what happens then! Someone our there, please give this lovely, gentle giant a loving forever home. He is having his op next week and then needs some forever tlc. ;D
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