Addison has completely recovered and is not hindered at all by the amputation of her front right leg. I call her my 3 legged wonder dog, she is so fast and agile, she can jump up on to the couch, run circles around other dogs, plays chase and wrestles around with her foster siblings. Addison is wild about stuffed squeaky toys, and drags toys with her wherever she goes, absolutely loves playing with them, and will fetch too! She could definitley be an only dog, but she needs an active family with kids and people around most of the time. This girl is very very people friendly, and loves kids too, she'll crawl into just about anyone's lap. She has a bit of a fragile spirit so if she hears yelling or gets scolded for anything she turns into a submissive wiggle worm and squirms as if she is fearful of being spanked. If Addison is adopted in a family with other dogs, would be best with bigger dogs or older dogs who don't love toys as much as she does, she's not so much a fan of sharing her toys. But she is never even slightly aggressive towards humans in any way, she'll just guard her toys from other dogs. Addison has excellent house manners, but she's also crate trained if there was a situation where she needed to be crated. Give her toys and a chewy and she'll be just fine!
This beautiful girl is Addison Allegro. Addison was picked up as a stray, by Animal Control and ended up in a cage at Harris County Shelter. It was obvious she had a severe injury to her right front leg, so when no one turned up to claim her, she was made available for medical rescue. Once we heard that, one of our dedicated DREAM Team Volunteers made a bee line to pick Addison up and get her to a veterinary specialist to diagnose her injury and determine a plan to repair it. Her little leg was completely swollen and just hanging down. We were fearful that Addie could have nerve damage, which might result in the need for amputation.
After seeing the specialist, we received word that it's actually a double fracture of both long bones (the ulna and radius are shattered) and are broken from her elbow down; indicating she was likely hit by a car. Thank goodness the Vet doesn't think there is nerve damage, as her leg is quite painful. The injury likely occurred a couple days ago. We can only imagine the pain and fear this poor sweet 13.5 lb. girl must have felt. Addison is scheduled for surgery, and the orthopedic surgeon is hoping to use plates; but if it's worse then expected, she'll need exterior pins.
Addison has a long road to recovery following surgery. Your prayers are greatly appreciated!