- Special Needs
- Age 15 months
- Sex Male
- Size 70 lbs
- Fixed Yes
- House Trained Yes
- Foster Parent(s) Not Available
Moose is a big handsome lab that has recently been diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia. He recently was seen by CSU and they recommend a total hip replacement to give him the best chance of an active life doing all the things he loves. The surgery will likely happen in early 2024 and he will have one hip done at a time. Moose will likely take 6 months plus for these surgeries, recovery and rehab. He can be adopted prior to surgery, if the adopter is committed to taking him to CSU and a lifetime of PT and supplements to keep him happy and active. CSU thinks he is a great candidate for a total hip and expect him to have good results. The cost of a total hip is well over 10K and RMLR will cover the cost even if he is adopted before surgery.
Even though Moose’s hips are currently a complete disaster, he doesn’t let it get him down. He takes himself to lie down when his hips start to bother him. He is a fun and charismatic lab that gets along great with other dogs and loves people.
Moose LOVES socks and tennis balls and has been known to eat them causing him a big belly ache and an expensive vet bill to get them removed.
More info about Moose
Other Dogs ▼
Moose would do best with other young dogs that like to play.
Kids? Absolutely love 'em! Especially the ones over ten – they think I'm the bee's knees, and the feeling's mutual. Moose is a big strong guy that doesn't really know his size. Also homes with young children may not be the best fit as Moose can chew and eat things he shouldn't.
Moose currently does well with 15 min - 30 min walks before his hips start to hurt and he's ready for a rest. He is great on leash.
Where I'm from ▼
Moose (aka Stitch) came to RMLR with his sister Lilo in April 2023 when he was 9 months old. He was quickly adopted but is unfortunately his family is needing to return him as he is too much for their other older resident dog. Moose is looking for a one in a million family to see him through the surgery, and help him live his best life.