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Name: Stryker -special needs
Rescue ID: 17320-S
Status: Adopted!
Species: Dog
Breed: Chihuahua (short coat)
Learn more about the Chihuahua.
Sex: Male (neutered)
Current Size: 9 Pounds
General Potential Size: Small
Current Age: 11 Years 1 Month (best estimate)
Activity Level: Moderately Active
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor Only
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Kids: No

Meet Stryker - Adorable Little Companion!

Stryker had a broken pelvis on both sides and collapsing vertebrae from being hit by a car. With love, patience, and medications, Stryker has made amazing progress and is a happy affectionate little guy - he has made great strides and is getting stronger!

Stryker absolutely LOVES to be outside, exploring around in the grass, going for a stroller walk or simply laying in a sunbeam on the deck.   He has some trouble getting up from laying/sitting down but is able to walk/"run" once up - he can use  dog stairs to get on/off the couch but is unable to due long runs. His gait is stiff on the right rear and his reflexes are slowed.

After radiographs it appears one of his sacroiliac joints is displaced and his pelvis has been fractured with significant arthritis and hip dysplasia on the right hip. To top if all off, we also discovered signs of IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) in his mid-spine (near he thoracolumbar joints). Due to the multiple concerns going on, Stryker will go potty outside but he does have some incontinence issues with defecating - he is doing great urinating outside when let out on a regular schedule so he would do best in a home where he can be let out every few hours.

This little guy will need to continue pain medications for the rest of his life, blood work should be completed every 6 months to monitor body functions while on the medications.

Even with his medical issues, he will fetch himself a toy and play, run for treats or greet you at the door, and really doesn't show signs of pain or discomfort.
He LOVES to be pet and makes a great companion. He gets along well with dogs his same size and demeanor, but would also do well as an only pet.
Due to his medical conditions, he would do better in a quieter home without small children.
He loves to sit on your lap or hang out in a stroller where he can be with someone most of the time.  
Stryker has the heart of a lion and an incredible will to live.  He is sure to keep you smiling and fill your heart with love! 

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