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At A Glance
Mary and Carl Schroeder
"You are very special and we wish you the best!"
A RAGOM supporter
"In honor of Cedar"
Merry Christmas to Tundra From Snowball 07-672 and Karen!
Tundra you are loved by many. Merry Christmas to you and your dad! From Debbie and Angel Smoozer
Run free, sweet friend. From Amy and Bryan Lake
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Entered Foster Care||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|5/12/2014 ||Not required||13+||Only dog or female dogs||Not tested|
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
I would like to introduce Tundra! He is a sweet boy with some special needs.
Tundra (the shelter asked the community to choose the name) is a male Golden/Shepherd/Husky mix that was rescued by a RAGOM volunteer and the director of The Marshmallow Foundation (accompanied by a sheriff’s deputy) along with two other dogs and three cats. All the animals had been severely neglected for a long time, but legally, neither the county nor the White Earth Nation could help because “they were not malnourished enough to be seized.” The owner was evicted from the property and a neighbor who had been feeding the animals for quite some time had been persistent in seeking help for the animals. The other neighbors had threatened to shoot the animals and poor Tundra was chained to the side of the house and could not even reach the dog house on the property to get out of the elements.
It is believed Tundra was hit by a car at some point in the past and was not taken in for medical treatment. His back legs are paralyzed. When his rear end is supported, he walks well on his front legs. The director of the shelter said he has tartar on his teeth, but thinks he may be fairly young. He has no problem getting around. He loves people and any attention you can give him. This is a video of Tundra and how he moves around .
When he came into RAGOM's care, we had him seen by a vet. The vet determined his injury is old and there is nothing we can do to fix it. So, now we figure out how to best care for him and give him everything he needs.
He needs help to get his urine out. This is done with a catheter two times a day. If he does not have help with this, his bladder will fill up so much that it can't hold any more liquid and the urine will drip out all day long. When his bladder is emptied, he does not drip and he is clean and dry. He does not know when he is pooping, so when he is in the house, he will need to were a diaper to keep things contained. He loves to go out and lay in the grass; with good timing, most of his pooping happens outside. This is all very manageable. I have a paralyzed dog of my own and it is not hard to care for her; it is all very routine with a good schedule.
Other then being paralyzed, Tundra is very normal and loves all the thing other dogs love.
Tundra uses a wheelchair when we take walks. He is a little afraid of it, but is getting better each time I put him in it. Everything is very new to him and he gets more comfortable each day. This is Tundra the first time he went in the wheelchair .
Tundra is looking for his very own forever home! He would love to be the only dog and get all the love from his family. He really doesn't like other dogs in his space and would do much better as the only dog in the house. He has some resource guarding with other dogs and with people when other dogs are present. He will trade a high-value item for a treat without any problems. For this reason, Tundra should also have only older children (ages 13+) in his home or no children. Tundra does fine on a tie-out, so a fenced-in yard is not required.
This is what animal rescue is all about (and our mission statement): helping unwanted, abused, neglected, and displaced dogs, and this situation qualifies in all categories! Tundra needs You. If you would like to meet Tundra, please contact your placement advisor. If your home is not a good fit for Tundra and you would still like to help this boy, please consider sponsoring him!