Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Steiner has been adopted! 11-12-2011

Female about 0 old.

This 6 month old pup was hit by a care this morning and picked up by animal control. He sustained an acetabular fracture at the growth plate and due to his injuries was going to be euthanized. This is a repairable injury. We just need funds to save him. Can you help?

We have named our injured pup Steiner which means "Stone" in German. We believe he is as strong as stone and will recover and have a chance at a long and healthy life. Right now, Steiner is at our vet's getting full body xrays and observation. We know he has a fractured pelvis what we do not know is what other injuries he has. He will be staying the night with our vet team while they have his xrays evaluated by the orthopedic veterinarian. We are raising funds for his care now as we are expecting him to need surgery.

Update 8/12/11

As expected, Steiner needed surgery to realign and repair his hip socket. After a 5 hour surgery, a plate and screws now hold the hip together while it heals. Fortunately he is young and still growing so we expect his bones to mend quickly. The hard part is keeping him quiet for the 8 weeks that this will take. After recuperating a few days in the hospital, Steiner went to spend his recovery in a foster home.

Update 8/27/11

Wow, can you believe it's been two weeks since little Steiner had his hip surgically repaired. So what is the little Fuzzy boy up too? Well, the staples have been removed and his first set of post-op x-rays came back great. He continues to be restricted to crate rest and potty breaks on a leash, but he is handling the confinement like a little champ. He spends his days getting lots of sleep and playing with his toys in his crate. He enjoys "grazing" on grass on his potty breaks and an occasional roll in the grass as well. He is healing well and we hope with his next re-check in two weeks that he will start to be able to begin some rehab therapy. We want to thank everyone who donated to help Steiner, he is a wonderful little boy who is very deserving of the second chance he has been given. We will post new pictures of Steiner soon.

Update 9/22/11

Well Steiner is growing up and healing well. His last x-rays showed the fracture and repair had healed well. We are happy to report he is almost off his crate confinement. He is currently allowed to leash walk 3 times a day, having built the time up to 15 minutes for each walk. He will start water therapy next week to start building more muscle. He has been a real trooper during his recovery and is looking forward to his coming freedom.

Steiner is a very friendly and social youngster. He is a very happy little guy and invents games to keep himself amused. He is a very smart dog and does well with a regular routine. He is crate trained and housebroken. He walks nicely on a leash, even though you know he would rather be running around. Steiner is a good boy and will be a lot of fun for his new family.

The minimum adoption donation for adults is $375 and the adoption donation for puppies is $500. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible when permitted by law. The adoption donation provides that all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis ( i.e., puppies who will need to be altered by 6 mos old). Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.