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This fundraiser ended on 09/02/11

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Dozer needs surgery on both hind legs. His cranial cruciate ligaments are broken. I need some help raising money towars his surgery.

Dozer is my 15 month old French Mastiff (the "Turner and Hooch" dog) that is unfortunately going to need two seperate surgeries to repair his knees. About 4 months ago this poor guy underwent arthroscopic surgery on both elbows to remove fragments of bone in the joint that were misbehaving, aka fragmented coronoid process. It took me about 5 months to save for that surgery-2000.00. Thankfully, the surgery was a success and Dozer started to lead a normal active life of a puppy soon after.
This summer Dozer has been very active, especially enjoying the swimming pool and lake activities. His sister, Sienna, also a French Mastiff, is a wild child that loves to wrestle and play with this big boy. Dozer started walking funny in the hind end about a month ago. I sedated Him and took radiographs. One of the best traveling orthopedic surgeons happened to be at the clinic I work at that day and evaluated Dozer's radiographs and knees at that time. Turns out He has bilaterally torn cruciate ligaments which in time will lead to a complete rupture of ligaments and lameness. With a dog of His size - 140 pounds- it will require a surgery called a tibial plateau leveling osteotomy. Fancy talk for they are going to put a plate in both hind legs to bypass His broken ligaments. I would like to get the first leg done as soon as possible so that if the other does go out He will at least have the other one to lean on until second surgery. In summary, if Dozer were a car He would have four flat tires that needed changing.
This is by far the sweetest dog I have ever been around. All He wants is to be near people, be pet for hours and eat! I would love for you to come by sometime to meet my special boy. It is my hope that this will give Dozer a new leash on life and He may resume being a playful puppy. Also, if anyone has any opportunities for me to do some side jobs i.e. yard work, babysitting, petsitting, grooming(mostly just shave downs as I am not very good at grooming), car/boat detailing etc I would love an opportunity to raise some money for my dog.
Thank you for your time and compassion. Feel free to contact me at 469-328-7191
my email is
I got to thinking that if all my peeps on facebook donated 10 that would be more than enough - any amount is greatly appreciated.
Dozer would love to meet you and thanks you in advance for your help.
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