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Adoptable: Pluto

Age: 3 years old

Gender: Male

Breed: Shepherd mix

Weight: 47 lbs

Personality: High energy with a lot of enthusiasm!

Education: Good with bathroom and leash training

Favorite Activities: Sturdy chew toys, lives for fetch and car rides

Looking for: A very active home, with numerous people or animals for him to share his life and love with.

Special needs: Red blood cell aplasia (remission w/meds), tripod. Ongoing monitoring will be required (rechecks every 6-8 weeks until completely off immunomodulatory therapy like Pred and Cyclosporine) and every 3 months thereafter for the first year, and 2-3x yearly thereafter. IMHA is a disease that can be put into remission sometimes for life after a one-time occurrence. The disease can recur, particularly with certain triggers that stimulate the immune system such as vaccines, certain antibiotics, some insect/spider bites or infections that trigger certain type of immune response. Denamarin Advanced for Large Dogs to support my liver, monthly cost is ~$72, depending on market value and where purchased.

Adoption Fee: $ 250

He’s out of this world!

Hi, pals! My name is Pluto, and I’m a 3-year-old neutered Shepherd mix, weighing in at 47 pounds.  I’ve come all the way from Mexico, and I’m as excited as can be to find my furever family!

I’m crate-trained and house-trained, with no signs of any separation anxiety.  My leash training is almost at 100%, and I’m confident that I’ll have mastered it in no time at all.

As far as my health goes, I’ve had quite the rollercoaster ride! As you can see, I’m now a tripod, but that hasn’t held me down one bit.  I’m also in remission from red blood cell aplasia.  This condition will require ongoing monitoring (with re-checks every 6-8 weeks until completely off immunomodulatory therapy like Pred and Cyclosporine).  Because this disease can recur, I require regular monitoring and vet visits every three months during the first year, and approximately 2-3 times yearly thereafter. Currently I am only on Denamarin Advanced for Large Dogs to support my liver, monthly cost is ~$72, depending on market value and where purchased.

But, enough about that! The greatest thing about me is the enthusiasm and zest I have for life.  I’m all love, and I’m grateful to have had this second chance.  Because of that, I give 110% to everything I do!  I’m a high-energy boy, and I live for sturdy chew toys, playing fetch, and going on car rides.  I’m very smart and am a quick learner (mostly due to being food motivated).  I also love playing with and being around other doggie friends. 

My ideal home would be an active one, with numerous people or furry siblings around to play with.  Other than that, just give me lots of love, and I will be the goodest boy that I can be!

So, what do you say – should we take on this galaxy together?  If so, my adoption fee is $250 and that includes spaying/neutering, shots, and microchip.  If you want to take me home, please fill out the form on the website here: https://theanimalpad.org/adoption-application/.  You can also check me out in the Stories at @sdstu on Instagram.

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