Darby has received his cart and he is very GO, DOG, GO! He's going to physical therapy and to the vet for laser and acupuncture, and his foster dad has built him a standing box to help strengthen his legs. Foster mom describes it like this: "My husband made Darby a box (The Darby Box) he stands in so he doesn't flop from side to side and it helps strengthen his legs, this seems to be helping him. The box is about the length of his body and a little wider than his ribs." Darby is getting all the treatment he needs to help him live the most active, best life he can.
Darby has had a rough start in his first year of life! This 11-month-old puppy was surrendered by his owners who could no longer afford medical care for his congenital spinal deformity that left him with paralyzed back legs. At his initial vet exam, they found a painful ulcer on his hind quarters as well, and he’ll need a fair bit of medical attention until he gets better. He is such a sweetheart, we are grateful that he has a second chance at recovering his health and going to a caring home.
FBRN steps in to help people like Darby’s owners, who exhaust their own resources trying to get their pup to good health, providing an alternative to euthanasia. Darby will need your support through his healing process, so please click on his photo to sponsor his treatments. When that ulcer is healed, we know Darby will be feeling up to sending his thank yous to FBRN's always generous supporters!
Get better handsome Darby. Debra Nash
Get well little one! Irina Weintraub
Sending all of my love to your healing, Darby! Alexandria Meers
Feel better soon sweet Darby! Xo Tawny Clark
Get well soon, sweet baby! Corgi George Michael and fellow frenchie Pablo Honey are pulling for you and hoping for the best!
Keep on keeping on Darby! Pork&Beans
Sweet Darby.. wishing you the best! XO Cara Rodriguez
Sending you and your foster family all my love. Roland Deschain