Moe has been in a foster home for five months doing physical therapy to help build up the atrophied muscle in his left leg after complications from a surgery to plate his leg. Moe was picked up as a stray by a Good Samaritan. Unfortunately, on the way to a vet to check him for a microchip, Moe jumped out of the Jeep and shattered his femur. The Good Samaritan found the owner after paying for Moe's surgery, but the owner told him to keep Moe. However he was unable to keep Moe long-term due to the restrictions of the number of dogs in his city. He surrendered him to HSU so we could continue with Moe's recovery.
The circumference of Moe's uninjured leg is 16". His injured leg was 11" when he came to HSU. It's now at 14" thanks to Utah Pet Rehab's hydrotherapy. We're hoping we can find a special adopter who can commit to the rest of Moe's care, so that he won't be stuck in limbo and can start bonding with his new person.
Moe is goofy, sensitive, sometimes socially awkward, intelligent, and he's an amazing cuddler with a heart of gold. Overall just a very lovable guy who will make you laugh. He is house-trained and not destructive while you’re at work even when he has free-reign of the home. This ladies man is great with female dogs, but only tolerates male dogs in his home reluctantly and prefers not to share his stuff with them. Moe chases cats, and hasn't been around kids.
Moe would thrive in an experienced dog home with a patient owner who can use kind training methods, provide mental stimulation and lots of love. He would do best in a home without shared walls. Moe would need to be supervised outside initially unless you have a tall fence because now that his leg is getting stronger, he is demonstrating strong jumping skills. Moe loves his soccer ball, working for his food, and going on long walks while following his nose. He loves lots of affection from his people but is sometimes shy with new people at first. Our behavior department will provide two free training sessions for Moe.
We know the right person is out there to him the stable, loving home he deserves. If you might be that someone, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to set up a meet and greet.