Photos Courtesy of Theresa Swain Pet Photography
Reggae was surrendered by his owners to AARCS at 10 years old due to his medical issues. Part of Reggae?s issues are that he does not always know when he has to go to the bathroom. We performed numerous tests and it seems that he has spinal issues that may have resolved if treated early, but it has been years and combined with his age, we did not feel it was safe to perform extensive back surgery. The risk of losing Reggae and potentially not fixing the issue were too high. Reggae has daily medication to reduce the incontinence, but it?s not curable so his foster mom has to follow him around after a drink with the mop to clean up the ?dribbles? but she says he worth it! (thank heavens for tile floors). Reggae is a happy senior dog! He loves exploring, going for VERY short walks, then finishing the walks in his stroller, meeting new people, and of course, sleep on the couch and snuggling with his foster family. We?re not sure how long Reggae might have left with us. His adoptability is low and we felt it would be stressful to move him again, so the Backer family have agreed to give Reggae a permanent spot in their home as an ?AARCS Forever Foster.? We would like to thank the Backer family for their commitment to Reggae and to AARCS. If you are out and about at one of the AARCS events, you?re likely to run into Reggae (in his stroller) & the Backer?s.
Please consider donating to Reggae's ongoing care.