9 year old
So, we try to be a realistic bunch here at ARV. Working in rescue you have to be. But you also need to believe in the best of people and have hope that there really is someone out there willing to take on a huge job. We have found some truly amazing, compassionate, passionate people in our travels that are willing to take on the hard cases - and now we are looking for another person just like that.
Beautiful Kiba is 9 years old. She's got the best smile and loves nothing more than to shower you with affection, especially if you win her heart with a treat.
This true Husky soul has had some ACL surgery in the past which hasn't been completely successful and lead to further complications with her gait. She has some arthritis and is on medication to control her incontinence & renal problems, so she lives as an outside dog. Her coat has been groomed and is now in good condition, however there is still some staining around her rear end.
We have had Kiba examined by a wonderful vet we work closely with. To be honest, we didn't think she would handle the examination well. She tries to avoid you touching her around the rear, so we muzzled her as a precaution, expecting the worse when manipulation started. But this gorgeous girl was a trooper! She allowed herself to be poked and prodded even though she was uncomfortable and only disagreed when the vet found a really sore point. Her current daily pain level is a 6 out of 8.
At this stage, Kiba needs further testing done to develop a complete treatment and rehabilitation plan, but it's looking like she will need to attend weekly physio sessions initially, practice daily rehab exercises at home and take additional medication to help manage her pain. There is every chance that she will need management and medication for the rest of her life.
Do you have the space, time and love in your life for this special girl, to help her live out her remaining years in comfort? Arctic Rescue Victoria will cover all medical costs for her, but she needs someone she can learn to love and trust to take her to her appointments in the outer north-east of Melbourne and practice her physio.
She doesn't appear to be unfriendly towards other dogs, however due to her pain and movement issues she will either need to be an only dog or go to a home with another docile dog, so long as they could be separated.
Due to her medical conditions, Kiba wouldn't be suitable for a home with children or for interstate adoption.
To apply to adopt Kiba: Adoption Application Form
To sponsor Kiba please go to our Donate page.
Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE100304
Not cat friendly
Not pocket pet friendly
Not suitable with children