Gender: Male Breed: German Shepherd Dog Color: Sable Date of Birth: 09/01/2010 Date of Birth is estimated: Yes Current Size: 85 lbs Ideal/Potential Size: 85 lbs Housebroken: Yes Obedience Trained: Needs Work Living With: Foster History: Shelter
Good With Kids: Older Kids Only Good with Cats: No Other Dogs OK: Yes
NID#: 177 Date Added: Added to DB: Mon, 2016-09-12 19:13 Last updated: Tue, 2017-03-07 20:03
Not Ready for Adoption: No Commitment Dog: No Show as New: No Special Needs: No Dog Record Archived (1=Yes/0=No): 1
Bronco has not had a very good life. He has lived his life on a chain with his companion a Cocker Spaniel. They were not well cared for, never shown the love of humans, proper care or the comforts of a home. Brunco is a sweet, friendly and affectionate boy looking for a family who will show him that humans are good. He can become overly excited when playing and will be mouthy, this is why we recommend older children. He does take correction well. He will need a family with patience as he has so much too learn about being a good houseguest and proper dog manners. He has what it takes, he just needs a person to commit to his training.
When Bronco arrived in our care we noticed he was favoring his leg and not using it that often. We had him seen by a specialist and it was discovered that he had a dislocated knee and on the same leg his hip was bad. Surgery was recommended to repair both. Bronco underwent surgery for his knee and hip on Thursday 6/28/16. He is now recovering in a foster home on strict crate rest in order for everything to heal. Bronco quickly stole the hearts of his Doctors and caregivers at the hospital. He is such a gentle soul, happy to meet anyone greeting them with tail wags. He rides well in a car, takes treats gently and loves to be pet. Ask to meet this very special boy.
Bronco is doing very well in his recovery from his hip and knee surgery. While he may be getting a little stir crazy, he is doing very well in the crate and just happy to be inside. Bronco is a big boy who loves to give kisses and get belly rubs. He also loves being around his foster fur-brother who calms him. He's very interested in everything and anything in the house - everything is new and exciting to him, that he just needs to check it out. If Bronco sounds like a good fit for your family, please ask to meet him. Bronco's surgery was very expensive for MAGSR - please help MAGSR afford the surgery so that we can continue to help other dogs in need like Bronco. Your donations are badly needed.
Bronco has moved on to the next phase of his recovery - physical therapy. Bronco is undergoing a very intense, 3 month, physical therapy rehabilitation program including shockwave therapy sessions to break up scar tissue and water therapy. His foster mom does various exercises with him multiple times through the day and night in between. While his recovery is going well, Bronco still has a lot of work to do over the next 3 months. MAGSR will continue to fund Bronco's rehabilitation, but could really use some help - the surgery and rehab is costing several thousands of dollars. Donations are desperately needed to help cover his medical costs, as well as other dogs in need of medical care. Your donations allow us to continue to provide the medical care needed for other dogs such as Bronco. Please go to the link on the MAGSR website to donate and enter "BRONCO" in the message section: Donate Please check back frequently on Bronco's progress during his rehab. Bronco sends tail wags and kisses to his supporters.
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