It is OFFICIAL this boy is home .....................
Cobe needs a new Foster home
Here is a LONG overdue update on Cobe.
Cobe is doing great! He has completely healed, and
he loves to run; but if he plays hard he will have a brief slight limp.
Cobe is a strong boy and weighs approximately 80
lbs. He is a PERFECT housedog. He does not destroy anything, he is
housebroken, and his preference is NOT to go on the furniture…an attribute
that must have been instilled from his previous home. He is very smart
and well behaved.
Although Cobe gets along with his foster sister, and
other dogs that he has met, if a dog is not nice to him he will react in
return…so he cannot be placed in a home with a dog that will challenge
Every Saturday he goes with his foster family to
Dunkin Donuts and he gets his munchkins (no coffee) and then goes to the
park to observe the wildlife from inside the car. He generally is good on
a leash but if he sees a tantalizing squirrel he can be extremely
strong…pulling in the direction that he wants to go. He is a curious and
energetic guy when he is outside.
Cobe currently has a fenced yard which he enjoys.
He loves soft squeaky toys, and will throw them up in the air to entertain
himself. Since Cobe is a strong boy we would prefer to place him in a
home that has boxer experience.
This handsome guy is doing well in foster care but
is waiting patiently for his permanent home.
He's Come A Long Way Baby!
When Cobe went back to the orthopedic specialist at
Tufts for his follow-up visit, his x-ray showed Cobe's bone was slow to
mend. The doctor ordered an additional six weeks of restricted
activity...not easy for such an energetic boy.
We are happy to report his leg has finally healed
and he is enjoying his new found freedom.
Since Cobe has been in his foster home his behavior
towards other dogs has taken a 180 degree turn. He loves to takes long
walks and is now great with other dogs. Cobe has free reign in the house
with his foster sister.... yes, he can be "home alone".
Cobe's story has shown us once again that time and
patience can heal the body and the soul. His recovery is complete and he
is now ready for his new home. One definite criteria for adoption will be
a fenced yard.
Cobe is out of the hospital and doing well with his
recovery. The doctors decided that his leg will require the full 8 weeks
to heal completely, and everything is going as expected. The biopsy of
the mass removed from his hip proved to be of no concern; it was found to
be a benign non-neoplastic cyst that was completely excised. The culture
of his urine turned out to be negative.
We have determined that our foster homes that would
have taken Cobe are no longer appropriate. Cobe appears to be reactive to
other dogs right now, and we are looking for a foster home with no other
animals in the home. We are unsure at this time if his behavior towards
other dogs is a result of his feeling at a disadvantage because of his leg
and the stress of his ordeal, or if this is his normal behavior. However,
we are not willing to risk damaging his leg should he get into a scuffle
with another dog.
Cobe warms up to you quickly and is a sweetheart.
He is tolerating his activity restriction remarkable well. In any case,
we can’t wait to take him back to the hospital for his final xrays in 8
weeks to get the A-OK from the doctor so he can once again run and play
Cobe is a handsome 4 year old brindle and white
boxer who was saved by true “Good Samaritans” named Pam and Donna. They
stopped to help Cobe after he was hit by a truck. The truck was going 45
mph and never even stopped. Cobe was very fortunate that these guardian
angels were there to help him. They placed Cobe in their car, drove him
to an emergency hospita,l and proceeded to look for his family. When his
family was found they learned that his family did not want him nor would
they pay the bill to have his front leg repaired which was fractured in 3
Cobe’s newly found friends (Pam and Donna) tried
desperately to get help for Cobe and finally found NBR. The hospital had
only bandaged Cobe’s leg (which the hospital left that way for 11 days)
and had plans to have him transferred to an animal shelter where he would
be killed. Needless to say, we would not let that happen.
With the help of Pam, Donna, and several other NBR
volunteers, Cobe was transported into our care and taken to a hospital for
evaluation and repair. His leg needed a plate inserted for stabilization,
he had what appeared to be a large cyst that needed to be removed and
biopsied, he had blood in his urine so it was sent to be cultured, he
needed an abdominal ultrasound to rule out any internal problems, and he
also needed a heart worm test and to be neutered.
Our orthopedic surgeon was initially concerned that
his leg may have started to form some calcification as it had been so long
since the initial injury, but Cobe was fortunate once again. Surgery was
very successful and within 6 to 8 weeks his activity will no longer need
to be restricted. He was heartworm negative but we are still waiting for
the results of the biopsy and for the urine culture results.
Throughout Cobe’s incredible ordeal he has been
amazingly good natured. All of the doctors marveled at his disposition
while in their care and everyone comments on his good looks. Cobe was
very thin when he came into rescue but he will no doubt gain weight
quickly. He has made lots of friends and he can now look forward to a
We are forever grateful to Pam and Donna who were
instrumental in saving Cobe’s life, and to Linda and the other people who
stepped in to help. Without their assistance Cobe would not be alive. We
only wish that we met more people who were as kind. Saving Cobe is rescue
at it best!
If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out an
online application first. Then e-mail the contact below. Be sure to include your full name, city,
state, and area code in the subject line of your message.
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