Meet Hendrix!

Hendrix is a wonderful six-month-old, neutered, special-needs German Shorthaired Pointer puppy with spina bifida who was abandoned at four weeks by a back-yard breeder. Hendrix has been making great progress in his foster home. While it is unlikely that he will walk normally, he has learned to stand up to eat, and gets himself around the house very well.

He is gradually making improvements in his bowel and bladder control, but wears a wrap when inside the house. Hendrix has been receiving rehabilitative therapy to help him develop strength and coordination, and walks with the help of a sling. He has completed puppy class, and has learned sit, watch, touch, leave it, take it, and is working on down and other commands. He is crate-trained. When you meet Hendrix, you will fall in love with him.

Despite his physical problems, he is good-natured, very affectionate, full of playful puppy energy, and incredibly intelligent and eager to learn. He loves kids, people, and dogs of all sizes. He will do best in a home with another playful dog. Hendrix is located in San Jose, California.

We found Hendrix through Pets With Disabilities. They are a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the adoption of dogs and cats with disabilities. The organization serves as a shelter and an adoption placement aid for animals that have been injured through trauma or disabled by illness.

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