Available for Adoption
Hooper (also known as Hoops MaGee!) is a 1-½ year old Lab mix that came to BDBH in June 2013 after being turned in to an area shelter due to hip issues. Hooper was in fact diagnosed with severe congenital bilateral hip dysplasia. Based on his paperwork from his previous owners, he started showing signs of his hip issues around 5 months of age. Once placed with BDBH, x-rays were taken, and FHO surgery was decided to be the best course of action. His right hip (being the worst as it was bone on bone) was done one July 18th. FHO stands for Femoral Head Ostectomy, and is a surgical procedure that removes the head and neck of the femur. This surgery is used to alleviate pain, and has been shown to be very successful.
Hooper came to us with very little muscle tone in his back end, so rehab after surgery was imperative, and started right away. His therapy consisted of many different exercises to build strength and stretching for mobility as well as hydro-therapy at Thera-Vet, where Dr. Brown, and the therapy staff closely monitored his progress. Hooper did great with it all, and has shown a vast improvement! He has a superb personality…sometimes with a mind of his own… but always happy.
Hooper is a wonderful boy, who we consider “bomb-proof”. He adores children, gets along great with other dogs, no issues with cats and is just a happy, go lucky dog. Hooper has no restrictions, and romps, and plays with his canine friends without a care in the world. He also enjoys just laying in the yard, soaking up the sun. A bone, a ball, and a family of his own is all this boy is looking for.
Donations appreciated to help with Hooper's medical costs
BDBH would like to thank those below for their continued care of Hooper:
UTD on Vaccinations: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Prevention: Yes
Flea/Tick Prevention: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
I foster in the Rochester, NY area. Please check with my foster mom for my availibility at meet and greet.