Angus is one of the calmest, sweetest dogs I have ever met. It is apparent that he has not lived a life with many luxuries. You can tell by his healed pressure sore scars that Angus was obviously left outside on cement for long periods of time. When he first came to us, he wouldn’t even lie on the dog bed instead of the hard surface of my floor. Now, he loves his bed and spends most of his day relaxing in it.
Angus was originally believed to need a hospice home, but it turned out that he was just in need of much TLC. Angus had large areas of fur missing and a healed puncture wound to his eye. The vet believed that some of the hair loss was caused by the Cushing disease, but also from being neglected for so long.
AABR really stepped up to help this guy. He needed multiple vet visits, abdominal X-ray and ultrasound, a lot of lab work, and eventually surgery to remove his infected toe and two growths from his face. These pictures show the before and after of his 5 month journey.
Angus has stolen my heart from day one. This sweet guy doesn’t ask for much. He will follow you around the house with a toy in his mouth and roll onto his side so you can pet his belly. Angus is crate trained and housebroken. He loves his foster brother, but mostly loves his people. Angus follows me everywhere and just adores being around the people in the house.
The video I included always brings tears to my eyes when I watch it. It was the day after his surgery and he is obviously not feeling well. I had just gotten home from work and Angus wanted to greet me with his favorite toy. I can not say enough great things about him. Aside from needing daily medication, he is the easiest dog to care for. He barks to let me know he needs to go out. Angus relaxes in his bed all day waiting for belly rubs. My favorite thing is how he looks at you like you are his hero.
Angus recently had surgery to have his toe amputated due to an ongoing infection and a growth removed from his face. He was also able to be neutered at this time. Angus did well with the surgery and is resting comfortably. He will need to be on daily medication to control his cortisol levels due to Cushings. Angus is making up for his previous neglect and he wants all the belly rubs he can get. He is completely housebroken, crate trained, and walks well on leash. Angus loves to relax in his dog bed and he will follow you everywhere with a toy in his mouth.
Angus was recently diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease. His foster mom will be working with our vet to determine a treatment plan. Please consider a donation towards his care. His foster family reports that Angus is very sweet and follows them everywhere. As you can see from the pictures, he is settling in well.
Angus is settling in well at his new foster home. He is starting to come out of his shell and is much more playful with the other boxers. He visited our vet this morning and we are just waiting on some test results. His swollen toe appears to be a ruptured tendon that has healed and does not cause him any pain. The vet could not find any masses. Angus is scheduled to see an ophthalmologist on Monday for his eye. This sweet boy is hopefully on the road to recovery and we will post another update as we learn more. Please continue to donate towards Angus to help with his medical bills.
Angus was found as a stray in very rough shape. He is estimated to be around 6-7 yrs of age and has obviously had a tough life. Angus has hair loss, limited sight in one eye, and a swollen toe. His X-rays and bloodwork have been inconclusive, but did show some infection in his system and cloudiness in his lungs. Angus is currently on antibiotics. He moves pretty good with just slight stiffness when he first gets up. Angus is reported to be a total sweetheart. He is very calm and gentle. Angus does well with other dogs and doesn’t pay much attention to them. He is very treat motivated and perks up at the sight of food.
Angus will be transported soon to his new foster home in PA. He will then be evaluated by our vet so we can figure out his needs and treatment. We will post more information once Angus has arrived in rescue and we learn more about him.