Hi, I’m Meteo!
Status: Adopted
Gender: Male
Age: 10 months
Size/Weight: 30 kg
Breed: Great Pyrenees & Hound Mix
Bio: Friendly, Affectionate, Gentle, Playful, Smart, Curious, Funny, Loves kisses, Couch potato, Loyal, Protective

My Story

Update. Meteo has recovered from his Rickets.

Our Vet suggests he remain on high quality puppy food until 18 months. He was recently neutered. However, his family must know that he has an usual gait as his front legs are not as long as his back legs, his humeri are shorter than usual. This causes him no discomfort and is a common genetic abnormality amongst many larger breed dogs such as St. Bernards and Great Pyrenees. Recent X-rays have shown that his hips are showing early signs of dysplasia and his elbows also show signs of early arthritis due being malformed.
Is this secondary to his Rickets? we will never know but Meteo is a lovely dog, with a zest for life and deserves to live it, despite his limitations. This boy isn’t a candidate for orthopaedic surgery and his adopter should be aware that he can have a great quality of life, with joint support supplements, and eventually pain management. This happy boy will want a couple or family willing to accept him for the big goof he is. 
Meteo is currently in residence with a trainer who is teaching him impulse control, how to focus and be able to able to enjoy both play and down time. He is doing exceptionally well, enjoying off leash play time, the busy downtown life and his foster sibling. 
Back Story: This handsome boy was found as a stray, discarded in a ditch, by a Canadian while travelling in Greece last spring.. He was thus named Meteo due to the geographic location and was covered in ticks and perhaps only 4/5 weeks old. His rescuer took him to be vetted and left him in the care of a facility until he could arrive in Canada. We welcomed him last September but noticed he had a very unusual gait, diagnosed as Rickets, a deficiency of vitamin D as well as a balanced diet. Our partner vet had seen such cases before and prescribed him a diet of large breed puppy food and limited exercise, saying that this is quite curable in puppies as they continue to grow. Meteo is very affectionate and has bonded quickly with his family, gets along well with cats, his canine foster sibling and is crate trained. He was initially very leash reactive with other dogs and is now doing very well on a leash. He adores other dogs and is eager to play.
Meteo is now looking for his new family and would love one with a fenced yard. Older dog savvy children would be a lovely addition as would another dog in the family

Are you interested in adopting me?

Do you want additional information to help determine if your family is the right fit for me? Please reach out to the amazing volunteers at info@hopefultailsdogrescue.com. They know all about me and are happy to help answer any questions that you may have. Please remember to mention my name in the subject line or body of your email!

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