Foster Friday – Uzzy, the Special Needs Borzoi

For today’s Foster Friday, we turn to Uzzy to speak for himself . . .

I’d like to introduce myself. I am an 11-year-old Borzoi with some grey on his muzzle who still has a lot of interest in sticking around and trying out dog beds for some time to come. I do have my challenges, I must admit. First, I was recently diagnosed with Lyme’s disease. I am on a 30-day course of antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. I am already feeling much better. I am a bit unsteady on my feet, but my foster family thinks some gentle exercise, some good food and that medicine should help in that department. The vet said I only have “a little” arthritis in my back legs, but I’m still best suited for a home without a lot of stairs.

I have a cataract in one eye, so I am half blind – or half seeing, whichever way you want to look at that glass of water.  At 67 pounds, I really need to put on a few. My foster family is seeing to that pretty darn quick, like yesterday! I have pretty awful teeth but I’m probably not a good candidate for doing much about them. Maybe I could stand to do some brushing and flossing though!

I am very quiet. I am clean in the house. I get along fine with other dogs and cats. I’m told I’m very sweet. Oh, and I still have my original equipment, which I have no idea how to use. At some point, I will be re-evaluated for possibly doing something called “neutering,” but it’s possible that may be water under the bridge at my age.

If you are willing to give an old guy like me a permanent home, please put in an application. I would most appreciate it.

Note: Uzzy’s adoption fee is $250.

6 Responses

  1. Where is Uzzy located?

    • Moderator

      Uzzy is being fostered in Maryland.

  2. my husband is a vet and we have Borzoi’s. We would be glad to give him his forever home. We are located in SC

    • Moderator

      Peggy — please put in an application for him. The link to our on-line application is in the blog post.

  3. I would love an old guy like this, but, I fear that the travel to Las Vegas, Nevada would be too far…He looks so sweet. I love the senior borzoi so much.

    • Moderator

      While it might be a bit too much for Uzzy, we may have other senior options that might work for you. So feel free to put in an application.

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