Caine is a 5-year old border collie mix. He is a really good boy - affectionate with humans, great with other dogs and kids, good on the leash, comfortable on car rides, reliably house broken and so good looking! He would be the perfect addition to any family but for one thing: Caine is going to need to have one of his hips replaced. His vet says that he is a good candidate for the surgery and he would be comfortable and pain-free for the rest of his life. She recommends waiting until the spring to do the surgery so that his recovery doesn’t happen during the winter months. This would reduce the chances of him slipping and dislocating his brand new hip. His surgery will be fully paid for by Rogers’ Rescues, but his forever family would be responsible for his post-surgical care. Recovery from hip replacement means very limited mobility for several weeks, and he would only resume normal activity after 3 months. For this reason we believe his ideal home would be one without young children or energetic dogs.
Anyone interested in adopting Caine should research canine hip replacement surgery and/or speak with their veterinarian. This is a big commitment, but Caine is so worth it. In the meantime, Caine is on medication for pain and inflammation, and is an active, happy boy! He follows his foster siblings around, plays fetch, enjoys a nice walk, and just loves his stuffed animals. Check out his video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzW4aVS6u84
Please contact us if you are interested in adopting Caine or have more questions about him.