Newton - 20030319

Location: Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
Color: Orange and White
Birthdate: August 20, 2009 - Actual
Age: 14 Year, 3 Month

  • House Broken
  • Crate Trained
  • OK with Dogs
  • Needs Fenced in Yard


Dog Story: This nine-month-old puppy came into rescue from a breeder. He is smart, eager to please and loves to give plenty of kisses. He tries playing like any normal puppy but has a serious problem. He has severe hip dysplasia, and his current veterinarian is surprised that he is able function. X Rays have revealed that both rear leg bones are floating out of their deformed pelvis sockets. They are barely held in place by muscle and scarring cartilage. He tries to keep up with his foster brother and sister, but lags behind and often falls, as his back legs give way. He is learning sit, but as you can see in his pictures, it’s very hard and awkward. His condition, because he is still growing, will not require immediate surgery. However, as he matures his condition will become worse, causing pain and mobility limitations. There is always hope, and primarily it is coming from the University of Wisconsin. He will need femoral head and neck excisions, to hopefully restore normal functions to his hips and legs. Two operations, and recovery over three months each, comes of course with costs approximately $3,000.00 $5,000.00 and we are of course hoping for the lesser of the two. While Newton won’t need this surgery right away, he will at some point in his future. ABR is helping to raise money to put in a trust for him so his new family won’t have to bear the entire monetary burden. This money will only be released to pay his vet bills concerning this surgery. IF, and that’s a big one, there is extra money left, ABR will put it towards other Brittanys in need. ‘Newton’, who is as sweet as the fig bar cookie, and as smart as Sir Isaac, needs donation buddies. Please help with his operations. Also ask if your employer can make a matching contribution. This little guy deserves to be learning about being a happy puppy, not struggling with the basics for his entire life. Newton and the rest of us in ABR would greatly appreciate any help you can offer. To donate toward Newton’s recovery through The Newton Trust, please visit this link: If you feel you can give this sweet boy a loving home and the health care he will need in the future, please fill out an adoption application. Thank you! Surrendered by a breeder in Hurley, SD.