Hi! My name is Finlay, and they tell me that I'm supposed to be part Sheepdog and part Boxer. I was born with front legs that don't quite work right because my bones grew a bit wonky. I can get around pretty well by myself, but I can't stand for long, and I lay down a lot. My foster mama taught me to lay down on command, but because of the way my legs are formed, I can't do the sit. I'm learning how to wait when she opens the door, and I'm REALLY good at waiting patiently in my crate while she's fixing my dinner! I'm also learning to go on very short leash walks.
I've been to see an orthopedic surgeon, but he said that my legs can't be fixed surgically. When I get a bit older, I'll need a custom made wheelchair, so that I can go on long walks, hikes and adventures! The doc said it's possible that I'll develop arthritis in my front legs when I grow up, so I need a family that is willing and able to provide therapeutic medical treatment like chiropractic and acupuncture. Because of my mobility challenges, I'm gonna need a ranch-style house with very few steps to climb.
Although I'm still pretty young, I'm 99% housetrained. All that stuff above makes me sound really high maintenance, but I'm fully crate trained and am otherwise REALLY well behaved and very gentle. I haven't met any kids yet, but I think I'd be really good with them! I like to play and romp like most puppies, but I don't need a whole lot of exercise. I really like snuggling with my human. I'm an excellent nap buddy, and have the sweetest, most loving disposition you can possibly imagine. I get along really well with my three foster siblings, and am appropriately respectful of the big grumpy one. I promise I will make your heart melt over and over if you pick me, and I will love you forever!
If you are interested in adopting Finlay, please fill out an application today!