11 year old Rocky Mountain came into rescue in June 2018, as an owner surrender. He arrived with a history of spindle cell sarcoma (which is a type of cancer) and a myriad of smaller bumps. The original cancerous lump had been removed in 2017 prior to rescue.
When he was surrendered to SCGRR, he had a large, hard mass about the size of a softball near his rib cage which was very concerning. Our vet recommended that the mass should not be removed due to its location and the type, which have tendrils that can spread out in all directions. Clear margins would be impossible to obtain. At that time, we welcomed Rocky Mountain into our permanent foster program.
Rocky is a very energetic dog. He loves his walks and is always up for a run now that he is on medication to help his arthritis. Not only does he love being with his permanent foster family, he also loves food! This is probably why Rocky came into rescue rather overweight. Thankfully his foster family has kept him on a weight loss program that is showing some results!
A few words from Rocky’s foster family:
“Our family is so grateful to have Rocky. He is like a blessing to us. He has kept us company and has warmed up well to our family and friends. Despite his various health issues he is always happy and excited for a new day.”
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