Thank you to Leonard Gentile for becoming the Pal for Paws Sponsor for Orion

Breed: Pit Blend
Sex: Male
Age: Approx. 15 month(s)
Color: Brindle/White
Size: Approx. 60 lbs
Good with Cats?: Not Yet Determined
Good with Dogs?: Yes


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Several months ago, a puppy went to the vet for a routine neuter and came back with devastating news. Orion was diagnosed with Pulmonic Stenosis (http://www.vet.cornell.edu/hospital/Services/Companion/Cardiology/conditions/pulmonic-stenosis.cfm) and his outlook was not good. 

Because Orion’s condition looked severe, we were told he would not live long and could not be neutered due to the high risk of anesthesia. Wanting to give him a great life, however long it might be, we sent him to an amazing foster mom who agreed to love him for whatever time he had remaining, which we anticipated to be a few weeks or maybe a couple of months. We warned her that he might be lethargic, that he might not be able to tolerate exercise and that he had to be monitored closely.

Fast forward 6 months. Orion is a 60 pound tornado who cannot be kept still, has never known a moment of lethargy and is driving the older dogs in his foster home to petition for his ouster. He appears in every way to be a normal teenager living a normal life. 

And he’d like a home of his own. 

We are hoping to find someone incredibly special for Orion- someone who will give him an amazing life and understands that it may be shortened. He is crate trained and house trained, knows a few commands and is great with other dogs. And very, very snuggly. Orion is a fantastic companion unless you are an old hound who does. not. want. to. play.

For more information about Orion, contact his/her foster at lostdogmichelle@gmail.com


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