Dillon Pickles

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Dillon is a very sweet 5 month old, male pit bull mix that was found as a stray and taken to our local SPCA. Dillon was covered in a terrible skin infection and at first sight did not seem to be acting “normal”. Looking further with the shelter vet the shelter quickly came to understand that Dillon is suffering from a neurological disorder, believed to be missing part of his brain or having a loss of function in part of his brain. Because of his special needs we were asked for help rather than the shelter trying to adopt him out into a home or having to euthanize him. At this time all we do know is that Dillon is very sweet, very happy and full of life but he is without a doubt a special needs little guy. Dillon’s growth is off, he shakes his head every few moments and can not walk without falling or banging into something. He was given the nickname Crash because he does crash into things very often, although it does not seem to phase him or crush his spirits! Dillon is neutered but has started to also come down with kennel cough, he was staying in the isolation section of the shelter so this is to be expected. He will be leaving the shelter to come into our rescue program. Once he is cleared or close to cleared from kennel cough he will then need to have an MRI so that we can get to the bottom of what is really happening with him. After speaking to our vet this may be a matter of diagnosis and he will live his life in this way or it may be a treatable issue, we really won’t know for sure until he receives his MRI. Dillon will not be available for adoption until we can find out what his diagnosis is, he has a wonderful temperament and a zest for life! He really has no clue that anything is wrong with him! For more info or to place an adoption application in to be held for availability you can email us at nepabullies@gmail.com

“From the foster”- Having Dillon as a foster is like having a sign that says “Have you laughed today?” running around the house. 🙂 His name, Silly Dilly, suits him well. He is a spunky baby boy who loves wiggling around at top speed, giving kisses, and cuddling up as close as possible. He has a special appreciation for life… He falls down and he picks himself back up (as many times as he needs to). He loves to take all of the toys out of the toy box and pile them up on his dog bed. He has lots of fun with his foster brother. Their favorite activity is playing tug of war together. Dillon can’t go for walks unless he wears socks or booties because of the way he drags his paws, but he’s happy hanging out inside as long as he has toys to play with. He also can’t go up or down steps, so his ideal home would be a ranch or with an adopter who doesn’t mind picking him up ever now and then. 🙂 He’s a very special boy deserves an amazing forever home ♥

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Best Friends

Rest In Peace <3

Rest In Peace ❤

 

**Update**- It is with sheer heartache that we share our sweet Dillon Pickles crossed the rainbow bridge today. After months of struggle, poking, prodding, questions, and a clear rapid decline we had to make the best decision for Dillon and that was to let him go. There was nothing more any of his Dr’s could do as his diagnosis was now degenerative and at a clearly rapid rate. Dillon could no longer walk, he couldn’t stand to go to the bathroom anymore, he spent to much time crying out and was clearly unhappy and declining further by the day. Dillon spent his last day with many of the people that love him, with some of the LCPO avail-a-bully alumni and making some new last minute friends. Dillon was always a loving, forgiving, patient boy. He has left quite an impression on us all and we will always love him. We thank you for your support and compassion for Dillon as well as all of our very special avail-a-bullies. We love each and every one of them as our own and a loss like this is crippling to us.  Run free now Dillon, finally run! ♥

Rest in peace Dillon- 5/5/12 ♥

While Dillon was never officially “adopted”, he lived out his short, yet wonderful life with me and Leroy.  He was always treated like family and Leroy and I both loved him dearly.  Dillon will always be a part of my heart and a huge reason behind why I foster.  We miss you Dillon Pickles.  ❤

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