Champ came to APA at 3 mos old with an injury to his back that left his back legs dragging behind him. Two months later, with some love from the APA medical team and a loving foster, he built up his strength and is now able to walk using his back legs! While Champ overcame his medical pain, he has not yet overcome his emotional pain. This pup is scared of children. Something happened in his past that left him with a bad memory of kids, perhaps an experience that led to his back injury.
Our behavior team has a plan to reintroduce him to children in a positive way that will change his bad memories. However, it will take lots of work, patience and some special resources. Please consider sponsoring Champ’s road to emotional recovery. And help him grow up to be the well-balanced, affectionate dog that he wants to be!