T-Bo or T-Bone or????

You won't let me starve again, will you?

UPDATE 8/29/12      ADOPTED!!!!!!

UPDATE 6/26/12

Great News!! T-Bone’s blood work has finally leveled to normal. So he is now ready to go to his new home but with the understanding that he will need to continue the treatment for another 2 weeks and then get retested 2 weeks after that to make sure the levels are holding.

T-Bone has a little different type of personality. He is very loving and cuddly, but can get snotty when there is a lot of excitement with the other dogs like when we arrive home. He gets into a fight with our Bruno and holds his own. He does not do this to the females we have had, so it mat be best that he go to a home with a female dog companion. He has also gotten a snappy a few time when we pushed him off because he was trying to climb up when not invited. He only did this a few times and we were not sure if it was related to pain or not as it was a few weeks ago. For this reason we want a home without small children. He is about 70 pounds and we expect he will stay about that size, so he will be a small Berner. We believe it may be from being malnourshied for so long. He is nicely marked. He has learned to play with toys and his best buddy is our Golden. He had a great time when we too him on vacation. Not a swimmer but learned that the water was nice to wade in.

Buddys!!!

UPDATE 6/11/12

T-Bone got neutered today and is doing well and up to 65 pounds. We have x-rays done and his hips look good. His spine looks better as the vets thing he has some sort of a spinal infection, and his reactions are mimimal now. He will have more bloodwork done Friday to see if we are making progress.

UPDATE 5/17/12

T-Bone will not be available for awhile. His medical issues will require long term treatment, up to 2 months. Feel free to contact us for more information as we will still be interviewing for potential homes.

T-Bone as we are calling him was found starving and turned into the pound. He weighed 38 pounds. It was thought he was 1.5 to 2 years old but we think he is more like 10 months.So we are picking his new birthday as Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, 2011.  He still has puppy hair on his head and is not lifting a leg yet and not too developed. He is a very small Berner for a male. This may be due to malnutrition for an extended period of time. We don’t think he was on his own for log, so the neglect must have started in the old home. He knows sit,shake, speak and some other commands.

He is an affectionate boy and likes to crawl on our lap. He then falls instantly asleep as he finally feel safe. He is crate trained and seems to be housebroken. He was good with a small child but with his reactions to being startled or stepped on, small children might not be the best choice for him. Because of his being on the loose, he knows about running around, he he will require an above ground fence.

T-Bone likes other dogs but again if they touch him unexpectedly, he screams. He does not know how to play yet. We are hoping that he will relax with our gang and learn to enjoy himself. We got his medical reports back and he has Giardia and some sort of major infection. So we are getting him medication to start him on his treatments. His white count is very high, so we need to see if that comes down or find out why it is not coming down. He will need to gain about 10 pounds before we can neuter him, so we expect he will be here for a month or so, before he can go to his new home.

Update 3/20/12

What a difference 10 days make, His hips are feeling mush less boney and his spine is not so pronounced. He is a snuggler. We think because he has never had much attention, he loves getting on our lap. He is a wiggle worm though. He is still acting starved at feeding time. He has had a few accidents but is usually in front of the door as we missed his asking. He last few days he has even scratched on the door to go out.

UPDATE 4/6: Mr. “T” is improving and his blood values are getting better but still not right. We are hoping hey will continue to improve. He was negative for heartworms and negative in a tick panel. We will repeat his treatment for Giardia starting next week and then after about 1o days, have his blood done again. Because of all these tests, T-Bone will have a larger than normal adoption fee. But when done he will be set for a while on vet care, hopefully. He is learning to play with toys more each day. He will need a home that will let him come up on your lap and nap with his head under your chin, he loves that. We think he my be younger than first thought as he has gotten taller here. Plus he has gone from 38 to 51 pounds in less than a month, but he had a lot of catching up to do.

 

I really like it here, I feel so much better!!!

UPDATE 4/26/12    T-Bone has gained more weight and is over 55 pounds now. We also believe now his is younger than first thought, so we think he in just now about 10 months old. He has grown several inches since being here and just yesterday started lifting his leg. So we are changing his birthday to July 4th! What a better day to have a “T-Bone”! His blood levels are still off showing some sort of infection still. He is getting another blood test and other tests Monday 4/30. Due to his poor condition at arrival his vet bill are more than most. So his adoption fee will be more than normal. That amount is still unknown as a total as once we get the blood issues identified and resolved, he will need to be neutered. We feel we need to know what potential issues health wise before he is placed. We want his new home to be aware of any potential expenses in the future.

I'm looking more manly as of 5/17

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20 comments on “T-Bo or T-Bone or????
  1. Karen says:

    I cannot take my eyes of this little one!!! I hope he gets a new forever home soon! If we were closer, I would take this wee man in a heartbeat!!! He needs good food, a loving heart and a forever home!

  2. Darcee says:

    Oh I miss my sweet boy!!! I’m do glad he is in the best of hands. I can’t wait to see him grow. You guys are gods angels for saving such beautiful creatures. He stole my heart <3

  3. Cathy Chall says:

    Hello! I sent an application to adopt a Berner about 1-2 years ago, but those dogs found homes. We now have two females (4 yrs, 80 lbs and 1.5, 115 lbs yrs) but we are very interested in adopting another or helping as a foster home. We have a fenced T-Bone has really won our hearts! (as have Sophie AND Molly). My husband and I will be home from work for the next few days and we’d like to come out to meet you and dogs. Please email me if this is possible. Sincerely
    Cathy Chall

  4. Nina says:

    How would I contact the foster home to arrange a visit with T-Bo? Nina

  5. Kim says:

    He is such a gorgeous boy! I just want to snuggle him. I live in Vermont and I wish I could come rescue him. :)

  6. Melinda Reid says:

    I want to adopt this sweet guy. I’ve been looking for a young dog that will not try and play too rough with my 11 year old lab mix, and this one has stolen my heart. I have put in the application for adoption before. How can I meet T-Bone to see if we are a good fit for him?

  7. Julie says:

    He is great!! Just filled out application. He could love Davisburg with all of its’ woods, lakes and parks :)

  8. Wendy says:

    Wow! He is so adorable! He looks like a fantastic pup! I am looking to adopt a Berner, but am too far away from you! I hope he finds a home soon!!

  9. andrea says:

    PLEASE let me know when he is adoptable!!!!

  10. Melinda Reid says:

    Is there any more news on T-Bo? How are his blood levels? How is his weight?

    I’ve been checking back almost daily to see how the porr fella is doing.

  11. Lisa Van Ryn says:

    We would be interested in adopting beautiful T-bone. Lisa

  12. Alex says:

    Hey just seeing if this lil’ guy is still available and what the final cost would be to give him a permanent loving home?

  13. Heidi says:

    It just breaks my heart that people get any dog and neglect them. My Berner is treated as though he is my son. We would settle for nothing but the best for our pup. Getting any pup is a serious commitment, but Berners really require an owner that can provide for them … financially and emotionally.

  14. Jamie says:

    T-Bone is wonderful! He is the dog we have been looking for! Please let us know when you think he might be ready and an approximate amount of his adoption fee! We have 17 acres, a yellow lab and a 6 year old little girl and think that he would be a great addition to our little animal farm!

  15. Sharon M, Ft Collins, CO says:

    Please contact me if this super pup is still available! Thank you!

  16. Sarah says:

    He’s gorgeous; I absolutely love berners and have since the day I first laid eyes on one. I’m moving closer within the next few months, don’t be surprised if I show up, interested in him.

  17. MaryLiz says:

    I’m glad T-bone finally got his infection under control. That’s really good news, Bruce!

  18. Sandy says:

    Goes to my heart, how is he doing?

  19. Melinda Reid says:

    Did T-Bo ever find a good home? I know I have expressed interest and have not heard back about him. I am hoping he found a loving fdamily who will take very good care of him. Please let us know.

  20. Rescue says:

    Hi
    T-Bone should be going to his new home in Wisconsin on THesday 8/28

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