Shelter: Stray Haven
Pet Description: Red waiting for a heart and home that can love her, special needs and all. Red is a female 3-5 year old redbone mix. She is a very calm and sweet girl that enjoys eating, sleeping and being pet. She does have the adorable hound bray but rarely barks unless there is something unsettling going on. The reason that she is special needs is because she has an issue with her rectal area. She had a distressed labor earlier in her life and it caused her rectum to prolapse and she had to get an emergecny c section. The vet at the time repaired the issue, but for some reason her muscles back there atrophed and sometimes cause her some issues. The good news is that most of the time she is perfect and she isn't in any pain, discomfort or distress from the issue. However when it does act up, it can cause some minor messing. As a result our vet recommends that she goes to an outdoor home or a home that will be okay with using diapers or a wrap to make sure that when she does have issues, any drips can be caught. While these issues are not always present, there are two things that can happen that we will explain. Sometimes when she takes in excess air from barking or panting her bladder can drop low and blow up, this presents itself as a baloon under her skin that blows up and lifts her tail somewhat. The appearance of this is odd and sometimes even comical, but isn't gross or distressing to look at. The other issue, which can't be predicted as to when it might happen, will allow her rectal tissue to come out a bit. This can be disconcerting to look at as it is red and should be internal, but it does go back on it's own. Sometimes when the rectal tissue is out, there can be some minor drippage of blood if the tender tissue gets torn or aggitated. The secondary issue that the vet warned can happen, is that if she gets diarrhea she may be incontinent back there due to the atrophy of the muscle. Since she has had healthy poo since coming into rescue, we haven't observed this but wanted to share that possibility with potential adopters. If you are interested in meeting and/or adopting this baby, please fill out an application. They currently are fixed, up to date on shots, wormings, preventatives and are microchipped. Adoption fee is $188 ($175 Adoption Fee + $13 Lifetime Registration Fee for Microchip), applications can be filled out at this link. https://www.petstablished.com/adoption_form/10167/generic .We cannot guarantee breed or size when full grown.