Robbie MD

Status: Adopted
Gender: Male
State: Maryland
FA #: 11
Tag #: 4017
Age: 10 months
Date of Birth: (Birthday unknown)
Weight: 45 lbs
Hair Color: Brindle
Ears: Natural ears
Tail: Docked tail
Reported Good With:
Male Dogs
Female Dogs
Kids Age Range: Kids All Ages

Message for Give a Dog A Name:
Thank you, Tammy Bell, for giving Robbie his new name.

Robbie has completely healed from surgery and is now off all restrictions. He is using his leg more as he realizes he can. Robbie has also been neutered. He is doing great in foster with children and other dogs. Robbie would do best in a home without cats. This adorable boy is ready for his forever home!

Robbie had his surgery yesterday to repair the old break in his leg. The orthopedic surgeon had to correct the 30 degree angle of his front leg. Robbie has five pins and an external fixator, which will be in place for 6-12 weeks. Robbie is in good spirits and has been very patient for his bandage wraps. Please consider making a donation toward Robbie’s care!


Robbie is moving to a new foster home this weekend, so he can be placed in a home where somebody is there during the day in anticipation of his recovery from surgery. Robbie has received Xrays and we were able to consult with his orthopedic surgeon. We were given the great news that his leg can be repaired. Robbie will have a corrective osteotomy to realign his limb. There will be an external fixator placed on his leg to allow for adjustments. His recovery time can be as long as 8-12 weeks. Robbie is scheduled for a pre-op appointment on October 14th, with surgery taking place on the 17th. We will provide updates on Robbie’s progress as he gets settled into his new foster home and will also post a fundraising link once we have a better idea of the cost for his surgery.


After receiving complaints of animal cruelty, the Mason County Sheriff’s Dept and Animal Control opened an investigation into Robbie’s care. Sadly, after visiting his home and speaking with a veterinarian, they discovered Robbie had a fractured leg that had gone untreated. This painful neglect resulted in abnormal bone growth and a leg deformity.

Luckily, due to the decision of the local authorities, Robbie was able to leave his old home in hopes of a brighter future. Last week, Robbie made his way to the Mason County Animal Shelter thanks to Animal Control Officer Gary Trout. The shelter staff, including Shelter Director Betty Neville, provided excellent care for Robbie over the last week.

Today was his big day, though! Robbie is on his way to a better life thanks to a team of wonderful, dedicated individuals. Boone Animal Rescue Coalition president Eva Kordusky and her volunteer, Janet, graciously assisted with pick up and leg one of Robbie’s transport. He then stayed at the HSUS WV State Director’s home until he could make the final leg of his journey to AABR in Maryland. Robbie will be receiving specialized orthopedic care soon.

Please consider making a donation toward Robbie’s care.