Remington MD

Status: Adopted
Gender: Male
State: Maryland
FA #: 11
Tag #: 4263
Age: 2 yrs
Date of Birth: (Birthday unknown)
Weight: 50 lbs
Hair Color: Fawn
Ears: Natural ears
Tail: Docked tail
Reported Good With:
Male Dogs
Female Dogs
Kids Age Range: Kids All Ages

Message for "Name a Dog" donation:
In memory of my special boy who we lost unexpectedly. Remington was a special, loving boy despite his tough start in life. We adopted him from AABR and we're blessed to have him in our lives for 9 years. His fursister, Abbey, and I both miss him terribly. Love you, and miss you, Remmy.
- Patricia Barry

Remington has settled into his foster home and is recovering well from his surgeries. He is about ten pounds underweight, but is eating well and should gain that soon. Remington gets along great with his two foster siblings, a male and a female boxer. He is also wonderful with the cats and children in his foster home. Remington is housebroken and knows how to use a dog door. He is still working on leash manners. Remington would do best in a home with another active dog to play with. His owners will also need to make lots of time for snuggling. Like most boxers, Remington thinks he is a lap dog. We have learned that Remington had a congenital problem with processing Cystine, which led to the formation of the stones that had to be removed in emergency surgery. Remington will need to be kept on prescription U/D food to prevent future stones.

Meet Remington, who has been given a donated name. He is super handsome and very sweet. It is tough to move past those big brown eyes, but Remington has been in a fight for his life. His urethra was completely blocked by stones and he was unable to urinate. Remington was only able to dribble blood. This blockage pushed him into kidney failure. Remington’s owners were not able to afford the surgery and were going to euthanize him. Because of the quick action of animal rescue volunteers in his area, Remington was rushed into immediate surgery. He was first neutered to make way for his second surgery, a urethrostomy. This surgery opened his urethra to remove all the stones. He then had a third surgery, a cystotomy, to open his bladder and remove those stones. Without these surgeries, Remington’s kidneys would have completely failed and he would not have survived. After three long hours, we learned that his surgery was a success. Remington has spent the weekend in the ER to receive fluids to continue to flush his kidneys. We received the wonderful news today that Remington’s bloodwork is normal and his kidney function has also returned to normal! Please consider donating towards Remington’s care. At only 2 years of age, we want to give him a long, healthy future. Remington will be monitored at the vet this week and we are hoping to transport him to his foster home in Maryland this upcoming weekend.