We have the full package for you this week. Colby Jack! Colby Jack - Oregon Humane Society . He’s a 2 year old, almost 70 pound pit bull mix. He’s mostly black with just a little bit of white, and he’s super handsome!! CJ came to us from Panda Paws Rescue, where his name was Cobra…I dunno, we just thought Colby Jack fit him better because of how much he loves CHEESE! You might be familiar with Panda Paws Rescue. They’re the Washougal-based rescue featured on Animal Planet’s, ‘Amanda to the Rescue’. Hmmm, he could have been (and maybe WAS) a TV star!!
This handsome fella was originally transferred from somewhere in California (I’m sorry, we weren’t given information about where in CA). We do know that this sweet boy was found in a ditch with a broken leg. No one should ever have to be found in a ditch! We don’t know how he got there, but all hunches point to him possibly being hit by a car. Thank the high heavens to the person who found him! While in his foster home with Panda Paws, he lived with multiple small dogs and a young chocolate lab. His foster did report that he chases cats. He never harmed the cats in the home, but would get overstimulated when the cat would run or dart away. Because of this history, we think Colby Jack would do best in a home without cats (and we think any cats he might go home with would appreciate that too)!
Panda Paws was able to have his fractures repaired and also have a hip surgery performed (it’s called FHO, or Femoral Head Ostectomy). The goal of this surgery is to remove the pain the animal feels and to allow the body to create a “false joint” in place of the previously damaged hip joint. Although the pivotal part of the hip joint is removed, and the hip socket is now empty, the femur is kept in place by the many muscles of the upper thigh. A fibrous connection forms around the acetabulum and the area where the femur used to go to. This is not a true joint capsule, but it keeps the leg aligned and returns the animal to relatively normal function.
Colby Jack had this surgery a couple months ago (before being transferred to OHS for his rehab) and while he still has a bit of a residual limp, he’s been cleared by our medical team for regular walks and play time.
Like any young dog, he’s pretty excited when you first visit him, but once he settles down, he’s a snuggle boy. And just take a look at his picture! He’s a super-handsome!
Do you think this sweet dog with a tough past might be for you? Can you give him the great life he deserves? If so, please fill out the questionnaire at the bottom of his profile and someone from Oregon Humane will give you a call to chat more about him.