English Setter, 1 Year Old
Sil is a 1 year old English Setter (DOB 29/01/19)
UPDATE: Sil is now in a foster home in Spain while he waits for his forever home. He’s recovered well from his operation and leads a normal life but there’s no guarantee he won’t be affected in the future. He’d do best in an active home to carry on building up his strength but without over-exercising him and using enrichment to stimulate him in other ways between exercise.
He’s yet another poor dog who’s had a rough start to life. The shelter first found out about Sil earlier this year through a vet. The hunter had taken him there and it turned out he had hip dysplasia and needed an operation. The hunter didn’t want to pay for it so poor Sil was deemed useless and the vet gave AELA a call.
When he first arrived, he was very very thin and had hardly any muscle on his back leg. His hunter said he ate a lot but we think he was probably in with a pack of dogs where the stronger dogs got the found and since poor Sil wasn’t as strong, he got left with very little. He also arrived with bite wounds from the other dogs bullying him and was scared of people and other dogs.
Since being in the shelter, he’s improved a huge amount. He shares a run with male and female dogs now and isn’t scared at all, he even enjoys playing with them. He’s very submissive in nature with the other dogs but he loves to sleep close to them and give them lots of kisses. He’s very affectionate with people too and will love to have a family who can give him lots of attention like he’s craving.
He’s had his surgery for his dysplasia which went well and his prognosis is good. The vets expect him to lead a normal life now although he would benefit from some swimming to help strengthen his muscles.