#2626 – Boomer II

Status:   Adopted

Status: Adopted
BOOMER II (NOT the dog that is lost near Ely, MN)
Type: Sable & White
Age: 5 years
Gender: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Yes
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Foster Location: Rockford, IL
Adoption requirements:
Available for adoption with an application & home visit. Don't hesitate to complete our adoption application form
Adoption Fee: Click here for fee
Update: May 19, 2009
Boomer is finally ready for good luck to begin flowing his way. He came through his heartworm treatment like the trooper that he is and he is now ready for his visit to the doggie eye doctor. Boomer was born with eyes that are somewhat smaller than normal and has some restricted vision, but he gets around without any trouble at all. In early June he has an appointment that will determine whether or not he will need eye surgery. Given all that he has been through, it is about time that he gets a break, and we are all hoping that the surgery will prove unnecessary. If that happens, he will be ready for his forever home in mid June.

Boomer is about the sweetest, most easy-going collie you will ever meet. He is friendly, obedient, quiet and thoroughly well behaved. He sleeps in his crate at night and is trustworthy when left unsupervised in the house as long as he has another doggie companion to keep him company. Although he is housebroken, he has had an accident or two - but who can blame him with all that he has endured lately. He rides well in the car and walks well on a leash. He rarely barks. When his foster mom was asked if he had any “issues,” she promptly replied, “No, he’s perfect.”

Boomer loves everyone he meets. He happily greets strangers with a wagging tail, he is gentle and loving with children of all ages and he likes other dogs and cats. He couldn’t be more mellow and affectionate.

Once Boomer gets a clean bill of health from his eye doctor, he will be ready for his forever home. He doesn’t need a fenced yard, but he would like to have a companion dog. If his forever family included someone who was home throughout the day, another dog might not be necessary, but it still would be highly desirable. Boomer’s life hasn’t been easy so far, but if adversity makes us better, then we shouldn’t be surprised that Boomer is “perfect.”

Update: May 9, 2009
I am on the home stretch of my heartworm treatment now. I must still be kept quiet and am only allowed outside for short periods of time. That’s ok, I am a happy boy who goes with the flow. My foster Mom tells me that I am scheduled for dental extractions and possible eye surgery in June. Yuck! But I hear that the family is planning on celebrating with a camping trip and I get to come along! Sounds like fun!! I will be available for my forever home as soon as I receive the all clear from my Vet. Thanks to everyone who made generous donations to my care!

Love, Boomer II

Click the above button to donate for my treatment. If you would prefer to mail a donation please send it to:
1600 18th Ave. NE, Box 68006
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Poor Boomer just can’t catch a break. His owners neglected him to the point that when he arrived at the shelter, his coat was matted to the skin. But when MWCR rescued Boomer, it looked like his luck had changed. Then, when the mats were shaved away, we discovered that his skin was covered with painful sores, the result of the terrible condition of his coat. Soon the sores were healing, but we learned that Boomer had tested positive for heartworm and would require an expensive and risky treatment. Next, a dental exam revealed that his teeth have been as neglected as his coat, and he will need several extractions. Then, when his eyes were examined, it was discovered that his eyelashes curl inward causing him serious pain and requiring surgery.

Throughout all of this, Boomer has shown himself to be a beautiful collie – inside and out. He is a strong, happy guy who is bravely enduring everything that life can throw at him. He is great with kids, other dogs and cats and is fully housetrained. Boomer loves affection and is just an all around great collie.

Boomer has begun his heartworm treatment and will need to be kept quiet and inactive until it is complete. His teeth and eyes cannot be attended to until the heartworm treatment is complete because it would put too much stress on his heart. He will need to remain in his foster home for about two months while he regains his health, but he is expected to make a full recovery. Check back for updates on his progress.

Boomer’s treatment has already been very expensive and there are additional costs on the way. If you agree that a wonderful dog like Boomer deserves another chance, please contribute what you can to Boomer’s medical fund. Any amount will help. (PS, don’t confuse me with that other Boomer that is lost in MN!)