Echo needs a home!

Posted: December 21st, 2009

Echo needs a home!


This is a courtesy post for a very dear friend of American Bulldog Rescue.

Pease read update below** Please help Echo!

Echo is a purebred, registered Dogue de Bordeaux.  She is an active, high energy dog.  She is 20 months old and was born April 22, 2008.  She weighs 95#.  She is spayed, vaccinated and heartworm negative on monthly heartworm and flea prevention.  

Echo has moderate lameness on her left front leg.  She has been evaluated by an veterinary surgeon and had radiographs of both front legs under sedation.  Her hips palpated normally. Her shoulders appear clear on x-rays.  She has changes on x-rays in both elbows with the left being worse than the right.  She would benefit from arthroscopic surgery of her left elbow at least to better determine +/- repair the problem (suspect fragmented coronoid / ununited anconeal process) and be given Cetyl-M or another joint supplement indefinitely.

Her foster mom has already incurred all the diagnostic charges and care that have been done to date.
Echo really needs a home alone as she has some fear aggression initially towards larger dogs in her own home / enclosed spaces.  Out in public, she is fine with dogs of all sizes and loves all people.  She has been raised around children and is very much the Walmart greeter.  She is obedience trained and house broken.  She has not been exposed to cats.  An alpha female but very sweet dog.  She really needs a home / family that is committed to elbow surgery in order to give her the very best chance at a normal, healthy, lameness-free life.  
Echo is being fostered in Tampa, FL.  She is a beautiful, eager to please, incredibly intelligent, young, healthy dog hoping to find a home of her own. 

If you are interested in fostering or adopting Echo, please complete an adoption application on our site. We are not asking for donations for Echo (there is an adoption fee though). She just needs a foster family or a forever home. Look at that face!!!!! More pictures of Echo are here.