We have a fantastic update on Flower and we wanted all of her supporters to know the good news! After going through both surgeries on each hip, Flower has recovered so nicely that she ended up not needing a prosthetic for her front legs. She is feeling better than she ever has and is acting like a puppy again. She plays endlessly and absolutely fell in love with her foster family so what else were we to do? She was adopted by her now furever home and will continue to give and receive all of the love she can handle. Thank you all who have donated and followed Flower's journey to health! We can't do this without you!
Update on Flower: She went through both FHO surgeries and is doing better than we could have ever hoped. It has truly been amazing to watch Flower be able to run, jump and play like a puppy again. We believe she has probably been experiencing horrible pain for a couple of years so she is probably pain free for the first time in a while.
We did consult with an ortho veterinarian about a prosthesis for Flower and after trying out a bootie and other attachments, we found that Flower would not do well with anything attached to her shorter front legs. After her surgeries she was finally able to sit like we normally see dogs in that position and she was just fine and her back legs aren't too much longer than her longer deformed front leg so she will be fine without a prosthetic for the foreseeable future. She is on CBD and joint supplements so hopefully she will be able to move about pain free for many years to come.
Many thanks to everyone who donated toward Flower's care. She and WDCR appreciate our supporters more than we can express.
Flower came into rescue right when Covid 19 hit the US in March of 2020. Her former owner couldn't care for her as she was born with a birth defect causing her front legs to be much shorter than they should be and Flower is also partially blind. We have found that she also suffers from Hip Dysplasia and Degenerative Hip Disease.
The good news is, Flower is a candidate for FHO surgery! Our surgeon plans to do one hip at a time several months apart but once she is through this process, she will be able to get around much easier. Currently her hips do not allow her rear legs to move independently so she hops and because her front legs are so much shorter than her rear, she sometimes falls on her face and has a terrible time going to the bathroom!
Flower is the epitome of brave and loyal. Once her surgeries are complete, we hope to fit her with prosthetic front legs. We can only imagine how much her quality of life will improve. Flower's first surgery for her left hip is January 5th. In total, the surgeries will end up costing approximately $2500. We could use the help in covering the cost, so if possible, please click on the 'DONATE' button and give what you are able.
Flower is safe and happy in foster in the Dallas area with foster brother Buc-ee. They hope to make her an official member of the family once she gets through this process.
We are an all volunteer run non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to saving Dachshunds and Corgis in need of finding new homes. We take Dachshunds and Corgis and mixes of each, from owner surrenders, shelters and strays from mainly Texas, Colorado and Wyoming but also occasionally from surrounding states.
The dogs brought into our rescue are in approved foster homes. We expose them to as many different situations as we can while providing love, attention, guidance, house and basic training, nutritional food and plenty of mental and physical stimulation many of these dogs are craving . We believe strongly in setting them up for success. We get to know all of our dogs very well before placing them for adoption. This way we can make sure they end up in a forever home that best matches their needs and matches what their adopter is looking for in their next best friend. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, vetted, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped and dental treatment as needed.
Ways to Help
Fosters save lives isn't just a line, it true and fosters are the life blood of rescue! The process is as simple as completing an application and a home check once we contact you to let you know you are approved. Most of our fosters are in TX but we also have amazing fosters in CO and WY and in a few other north central states.
To fill out the form to foster one of our dogs here
When you adopt a dog through rescue, you save two dogs. Because your new furbaby is going to his/her new home, we now have a spot in a foster home to save another! For more information about the adoption process, please see the FAQ tab above.
To complete an adoption application, please click here
Have questions about the process of fostering, adopting a dog or surrendering a dog to WDCR? Please contact us through the tab above or click on the email symbol below.
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