English Setter, DOB 10.06.22

Bartolito is a special little pup, DOB 10.06.22

Bartolito is a setter who was born with swimmer’s syndrome, a rare deformity causing his legs to go to the sides due to weak muscles, leaving puppies to lie flat on their chests which has also flattened Bartolito’s chest somewhat.

He was born from a mating a hunter paid a lot of money for, from two high pedigree dogs, resulting in what the hunter was hoping to be a high performing litter, but of course, he wanted rid of Bartolito so he made his way into dafe hands. He went into foster with a vet to really help him and he’s since moved to a different foster home in Spain now he’s a lot stronger. With good nutrition and exercise, as well as some exercises for his chest, Bartolito is practically a normal puppy and is doing very well. He’s a wonderful boy, sociable with dogs and cats in his foster home, playful and funny and very affectionate

Bartolito is looking for a special home who will help build his strength up in the right way and understands that he may have long lasting effects through his life even though he’s doing extremely well. Thought may need to go into home adaptations to help him thrive throughout his life and he may also need different exercise requirements