A dog with hip dysplasia who spent 250 days in a dog shelter is looking for a home forever.
The adorable Snowflake hasn’t had much luck finding a family since arriving at Manchester Dog’s Home in December of last year.
The Cano Corso crossbreed, a rarity in shelters in England, is now the longest-staying dog at Manchester Dogs’ Home and the staff are eager to find it the right home.
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TeamDogs reported how the loving puppy has been overlooked due to fear of medical bills due to Snowflake suffering from hip dysplasia.
Although he is “incredibly big and strong,” Snowflake’s painful condition requires ongoing medical treatment which can be costly.
Sadly, Snowflake was also the victim of cruel ear trimming – an illegal and painful process in which a dog’s outer ears are completely removed or surgically altered, with the tips or huge sections of the outer ear being cut.
Although very beautiful, her unique appearance has not aroused the interest of people since she arrived home as a wanderer just over eight months ago.
Manchester Dogs‘ Home administrator and spokesperson Anthony Bilson said: âIt hasn’t received a lot of attention at all.
âI think one of the main reasons is that she has hip dysplasia which will require continued treatment.
âThe cost of medical treatment turns people off.
âThe Cane Corso is not really a well-known breed.
“The poor girl had her ears cut off, which also puts people off.
âThe sooner we can find a home for her, the better for her mental health. “
Despite her condition, staff at the shelter say Snowflake is a “very friendly, active and playful girl” and – for the right household – the shelter may be able to help cover her medical bills.
Snowflake showed some interest in December of last year, but sadly this was not the right house to address his health issue.
âAt Christmas we got an application from someone who liked to go on long hikes in the mountains, but Snowflake has hip dysplasia so it wasn’t ideal. She needs to exercise, but she can’t take long walks, âBilson said.
He went on to explain how the ideal Snowflake owner would be someone who has experience with large breeds and a house with no other pets or young children as she is incredibly playful and doesn’t realize how tall she is. .
His owner will also need patience when it comes to training and manners with other dogs and should be prepared to continue his medical treatment.
She is currently taking pain medication, which is ongoing, but would benefit from hydrotherapy as well.
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