- Afghan hound
- Alaskan malamute
- American Blue Gascon Hound
- American bull terrier
- American cocker
- American foxhound
- American pit bull
- American staffordshire terr
- Anatolian shepherd
- Australian cattle dog
- Australian greyhound
- Australian hound
- Australian shepherd
- Australian silky terrier
- Basque shepherd
- Basset Griffon Vendee
- Basset hound
- Bavarian mountain hound
- Bearded collie
- Belgian shepherd
- Big mountain dog
- Black russian terrier
- Border collie
- Boston terrier
- Bouvier des Flanders
- Brussels griffon
- Catalan sheepdog
- Caucasian shepherd
- Central asian shepherd
- Chesapeake bay retriever
- Dandie dinmont terrier
- Danish broholmer
- Dogue de bordeaux
- Dutch shepherd dog
- East european shepherd
- English bulldog
- English foxhound
- English pointing
- English setter
- English shepherd
- English springer spaniel
- English toy
- English toy spaniel
- Field spaniel
- French bulldog
- French spaniel
- German dog
- German hunting terrier
- German longhaired pointer
- German shepherd
- Glen of imaal terrier
- Golden retriever
- Gordon setter
- Hanover Hound
- Harlequin pinscher
- Havana Bichon
- Hungarian sheepdog
- Icelandic sheepdog
- Irish setter
- Irish terrier
- Irish water spaniel
- Irish wolfhound
- Istrian hound
- Italian hound
- Italian whippet
- Jack russell terrier
- Japanese chin
- Japanese spaniel
- Karelian bear dog
- Kerry beagle
- Kerry blue terrier
- Labrador retriever
- Leopard hound
- Lhasa apso
- Manchester terrier
- Miniature pinscher
- Moscow Toy
- Moscow watch
- Mountain hound
- Neapolitan mastiff
- Norwegian buhund
- Otter hound
- Peruvian inca orchid
- Pharaoh dog
- Pit bull
- Polish lowland sheepdog
- Poodle pointer
- Portuguese hound
- Pyrenean mastiff
- Pyrenean mountain dog
- Pyrenean shepherd
- Raccoon hound
- Romanian shepherd
- Russian spaniel
- Russian wolfhound
- Scottish terrier
- Shih tzu
- Soft coated wheaten terrier
- Spanish mastiff
- St bernard
- Staffordshire bull terrier
- Staffordshire terrier
- Sussex spaniel
- Swiss Jurassic Hound
- Tibetan spaniel
- Tibetan terrier
- Tosa inu
- Toy poodle
- Wales terrier
- West highland white terrier
- West siberian laika
- Wolf spitz
- Сhinese shar
- Сhow chow
Northwest airedale rescue
Scout in the snow
Today Scout is a happy, mischievous, 16-month-old puppy
who can bounce through the snow on all four of his legs.
It is a sight to behold and one that will always make me stop
and be thankful, as it has been a long time coming.
I still remember it like it was yesterday that I received a call
alerting me to an Airedale puppy who had literally been
run over by a truck and whose owner wanted to euthanize him.
Fortunately, the veterinary hospital had heard of ATRA
and called to ask if we could take this four-month-old puppy named Scout.
They felt he could be saved, although he was in critical condition.
I can still vividly see the small helpless puppy for the first time;
I can still hear his cries from the pain while driving him back to Denver.
Surgery on his shattered bones would have to wait due to internal bleeding.
Amy Waters visited Scout the first night he was in Denver
and was emotionally shaken, as she did not think Scout
would make it through the night.
The damage to Scout's pelvic area was extensive.
The surgeon repaired what he could and performed
Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) surgery on Scout's right hip
because it was shattered so badly.
Scout came through the surgery well; his recovery seemed to be on track.
But things began to change and his right foot was extremely painful.
The surgeon felt there was nerve damage,
a rather common complication in FHO surgery,
or the sciatic nerve was caught by healing bones.
An acupuncturist worked with Scout
in an attempt to free up the sciatic nerve.
As the weeks passed, it became obvious that Scout was not improving.
It was the norm for him to hop on three legs.
Putting all his weight on his left hind leg was taking a toll on Scout's
physical health because he had suffered a hairline fracture in his left hip.
Eventually he needed assistance to hold up his back legs
because he was not able to use his right one
and his left one was too weak. The surgeon began to talk
about Scout's quality of life. He felt Scout would not improve;
amputation was not an option because of the damage to his left hip.
This came as a complete shock to me.
I remember leaving the veterinary hospital in tears.
I had worried about amputation, but had never considered ending Scout's life.
As I drove home, thoughts went through my mind such as:
he'll never have a chance to have a 'big boy' haircut;
we'll never know how big he would have been.
Every time I looked at him, I became teary-eyed.
The surgeon told me it was not a decision I had to make that day,
but should be made relatively soon. I talked to Amy Waters about it,
as she had been there for us from the beginning of his recovery,
offering moral support and suggestions.
We decided we to take him to another physical therapy group prior to making a decision.
We owed that to Scout, as he had tried so hard and suffered so much.
The new therapist offered us hope and began more advanced physical therapy.
Scout began to lower his leg and gain mobility without assistance.
But progress was slow; Scout would make strides,
then plateau and not progress any further.
Finally in October, the veterinarian/therapist suggested
examined by a surgeon who specialized in repairing pelvic injuries.
The surgeon found large spurs at the top of the bone that
had been cut off during the FHO surgery.
That was Scout's problem;
another surgery was necessary to remove them.
The news brought mixed emotions.
The thought of Scout being able to use his right back leg
seemed surreal after all he had been through.
We were afraid to believe the possibility.
After receiving approval for the surgery from ATRA,
I scheduled it with the surgeon.
Amy & I made the decision to not tell anyone
because we did not want Scout's many supporters to be let down again
if the surgery wasn't successful.
Fast forward to today.
When you see Scout bounding around on all fours,
you know the surgery was a tremendous success.
He is no longer a little 24-pound puppy,
but a big 78- pound bundle of fur.
He is a happy boy who enjoys his newfound mobility
and looks up at me sometimes as if he is smiling.
And seeing Scout at that moment makes me aware that despite the long,
emotional journey we've traveled together, it was all worth it.
A special bond formed between the two of us during the yearlong journey.
There's no question where his forever home will be: it will be with me.
And Scout will also always have Amy, who was a steadfast
& caring advocate from the beginning.
I cannot take the love & support Scout has come to rely on away from him.
he deserves that much & more.
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who sent financial support
& well-wishes for Scout.
Your contributions played a major role in enabling Scout's story to have a happy ending.
GAIL & TOM ALEXANDER GAVE THE DONATION THAT BROUGHT US TO $7000; THEY WILL RECEIVE A COPY OF CYN MOBLEY'S BOOK, Aire-Town. RE-DONATED BY AIRECANADA, AND, IN HONOR OF ALICE ROSS, A POUND OF AUNT LYDIA'S KOOKIES will be included, IF the winner is in the US or Canada. If not, SCOUT will receive a pound of Aunt Lydia's KOOKIES, Flavor To Be Decided by the winner
THE DONATION THAT BROUGHT US TO $6600 WAS MADE
BY AIRECANADA, AND WILL RECEIVE A COPY OF CYN MOBLEY'S BOOK, Aire-Town. DONATED BY THE AUTHOR
[You might be surprised who the main character is. ]
THE WINNERS OF THIS AIREDALE CROSS-STITCH KIT, DONATED BY ELLEN McGEAGH FOR THE DONOR WHO BROUGHT US OVER $6300 ARE
ERNIE & JENNY SATTERTHWAIT
DONOR ELLEN McGEAGH writes:
This is a 1984 Bernat counted cross-stitch kit. It is a vintage kit, in perfect shape. You can't buy this anymore.
You get everything in the original kit: cross-stitch fabric, floss, pattern, hoop and a picture of the finished product. Someone started this years ago, put in about 17 stitches and stopped. Finish it and hang it, make a small pillow or give it to your Airedale-loving friend.
THE WINNER OF Dog is God Spelled Backwards (read about it HERE ), DONATED BY AUTHOR CLARKE GREEN, FOR THE PERSON WHOSE DONATION BROUGHT US OVER $5000 IS
THE WINNERS OF Emma's Journey (read about it HERE ), DONATED BY SUE F IN OZ, FOR THE PERSON WHOSE DONATION BROUGHT US OVER $4500 ARE
SIDNEY & STEVE NELSON
DONATING TO THE SCOUT IN COLORADO FUND ARE.
ANDREA DENNINGER & NEAL SKRENES
THE SKRENNINGER SIX-PACK