• AARCS ID# A37093286
  • Male
  • Breed: German Shepherd/Boxer/Mixed
  • Puppy
  • Est. DOB: 5/27/2017
  • Size: Medium
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    Crosby is a wonder dog, a stubborn dog and the most special dog you’ll ever meet

    Usually I write these biographies as my foster dog, how they would tell you about themselves. Crosby needs someone to be very clear with you about how amazing and special of a dog he is so I, his foster mom, am going to tell you. Crosby was rescued Sept 5, 2017 as an approximately 8 week old puppy living in a community that was experiencing a terrible outbreak of distemper virus. His owner had purchased him from a friend and brought him home to roam around their property. It didn’t take long for Crosby to become infected with the distemper virus, he’s a curious and friendly little man so meeting the neighbors sick dog happened quickly. The day we found him he was stuck in a tractor tire, his owner reporting that he hadn’t been well the week before. Fearing the worst we took Crosby to the vet and tested him for distemper. He was positive for distemper, adeno virus type 2, bordatella and mycoplasma. To say his chances of survival were slim would be giving too much hope. I brought him home, assuming the worst but hoping for the best and it worked! After 6 weeks of quarantine, battling for his life our little puppy beat the odds and even thrived in our home. He’s literally a miracle puppy, his will to survive and to have fun doing it is extraordinary. Looking at him through those sick days you would’ve never known how awful he must’ve felt. So now the tough part for me and the lucky part for you, Crosby needs a forever home. Someone who can give him the life he deserves. The most important thing to know is that even though Crosby is not sick with distemper the damage may have already been done. Some distemper survivors live their entire lives with no after effects and some may have bad teeth and/ or neurological disorders start. Crosby hasn’t had any neurological issues so far but his back molars have come in without the enamel grown over. In the future he will require yearly dental cleanings as well as weekly teeth brushing when all his adult teeth come in. There’s no way to tell how the rest of his adult teeth will look until they grow in. Crosby also has an allergy to chicken so he is on a fish based diet. Crosby is stubborn, hilarious, loves to have a good time, happy to sleep in his kennel while we’re gone at work, enjoys chewing shoes and bones, loves our resident dogs and enjoys falling asleep curled up with us on the couch. Crosby hasn’t ever met a cat or children. He’s *mostly* house trained but is not a fan of asking to go outside when it’s cold! Crosby would do best in a home with another playful dog and someone with dog experience who can raise him to be a kind & social young man. Crosby deserves someone who understands his medical concerns and is willing to learn about all he has been through and may possibly still be ahead for him. We’re so excited to find his forever family and hope they’re out there waiting for him!

    Do you have what it takes to keep up with me?!

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      Not tested with Cats
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Must have a dog friend in the home
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Not tested with Kids
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Medical Needs

      Crosby is a distemper survivor, in the future he may need special support with his nervous system as well as yearly dental cleanings, weekly teeth brushing and special food (allergy to chicken).