Ted, aka RWC Wild Fire, is a 7-year-old red fawn male turned into Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society by his owner to be euthanized after being hit by a car. APHS called GALT as the injuries did not seem lethal to them. He has several fractures in his right rear hock and road rash with tissue damage on his front right leg. He has multiple old scars on his face and body. Ted's sire is Kiowa Sweet Trey and his dam is RWC Bea Quick. He has no races on record. Ted is being medically evaluated by Dr. Jeff Ellis of VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital and Dr. Bob Radasch of Dallas Veterinary Surgery Center. This poor boy has had a rough life, but his future is sure to be an excellent adventure.
Ted is not considered to be cat tolerant.
Ted's surgery to repair his right rear leg was on Tuesday, February 9 by Dr. Tom McNicholas of Dallas Veterinary Surgery Center. A plate with two screws was inserted to stabilize the break. Ted will be receiving weekly bandage changes for the next 6 weeks. X-rays will be taken at the end of the six weeks to determine if the surgery was successful. Ted continues to be treated daily for the "road rash" wounds he received also.
Ted's x-rays reveal his fracture has healed, but he is being leash walked and kept very quiet in his foster home. He will be completing his medical procedures in the next several weeks.
Ted has completed all his medical procedures and is ready to find his forever home. Ted is on daily medication for seizures. He had two seizures after he joined the GALT family, but has not had one since he has been on medication.
Ted's seizures returned after several months, and he is now on two daily medications. He may continue to have intermittent seizures.
You can tell by his scars that Ted has had a hard life. When he first came to us, he was shut down and disengaged. Over time he has blossomed with lots of TLC and now he loves coming up to us for affection and attention. He's still not much of a tail-wagger, but we think he's happy and content. Ted is a very calm boy, taking life as it comes. He doesn't care about thunderstorms one bit and he likes to saunter on our walks - he would rather see the sights than be in a hurry to get somewhere. He gets along fine with other greyhounds, but is not cat tolerant. Ted is more of a watch-dog than some greyhounds, barking when someone comes to the door or when we come home. Ted is currently on medication to control seizures. We crate him when we're gone and at night so he's safe if he has a seizure, which hopefully will be a rare occurrence. The seizure medication makes him thirstier than usual, so he would do best in a situation where he could have a potty break during the day. He can make it through the night. Ted hasn't shown much interest in toys, though he is very food motivated. Mealtime and treat-time are his favorite times of day. He likes to be in the same room as his people, and if all the dog beds are spoken for, he'll plop down on the floor instead of seeking out a bed in another room. Is there space in your heart and home for this special guy?Ted's Foster Family