Bojack – Special Needs
“You know, sometimes I feel like my whole life is just a series of loosely related wacky adventures.” – Todd, Bojack Horseman
Meet Bojack! He’s a young guy and weighs about 60 pounds. Bojack had a femur fracture when he first came to us he is recovering from a successful amputation that he had in February. He’s got a bright future ahead of him despite the many adventures (and misadventures) he has been on!
Bojack may have come from rough beginnings but he is settling into home life well with his foster mom. Bojack is crate-trained and housebroken! He’d prefer to be out of his crate where the party is, but after just a few minutes of protesting, he will settle down for a nap. When he’s out of the crate, he’s learned to signal to let his mom know he’d like to go outside, and since he’s learned that he hasn’t had an accident inside. What a quick learner! Now that Bojack has made great progress after his surgery, he’s starting to learn new tricks. He’s already got “sit” down, and he’s working on more every day!
Because Bojack is still learning that the world is full of people who only want to love him, he can be a little shy and slow to warm up to new surroundings. For that reason, it may be helpful for him to have a dog friend in the home who can show him all the great things about life. Once he’s comfortable, Bojack is a best friend for life and will love his people unconditionally – he just needs a little patience and understanding to help bring him out of his shell.
Even though Bojack has had to keep a low profile following his injury and now surgery, he has been able to get out and about a little more. He lives with another dog and loves playing with her to the extent that he can. Bojack also lives with a cat friend who he would love to get to know better, but the cat is not as interested in making their friendship official. In terms of his human friends, Bojack is very shy when he meets adults, but once he warms up, his foster mom says he is very sweet and affectionate. With kids, Bojack will walk right up and ask for some pets.
Bojack is an energetic and very fun-loving pup, and we will learn more about his exercise needs once he heals up. Prior to the amputation, walks were difficult for him, and he was mostly limited to short potty breaks outside. He’s been doing well with learning to walk without one of his back legs, and he’s even figured out how to jump on the couch. Although he should take it easy and not play too much yet, it doesn’t mean he won’t try!
Even though Bojack’s been through a lot recently, he doesn’t let that get him down. He’s got a permanent happy puppy face, and the boy can find joy in just about any situation. Bojack may be part-rabbit because some of his favorite treats are lettuce and carrots, and he’ll do just about anything you ask of him for a veggie treat!
Are you ready to take this resilient pup on the best adventure of his life and one that lasts forever? Contact us today!
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