Hobble

ADOPTED! May 9, 2016

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ExtraMile_logo_squareHobble was transferred from the Richland County Animal Shelter to our facility to get the medical care he needed through our generous supporters of The Extra Mile program. We are committed to helping dogs who otherwise may be euthanized or looked over at rural shelters due to a lack of funding. Hobble and other dogs  in our program like Reuben, Logan, Kanga and Miracle got the help they need through The Extra Mile fund. If you would like to donate for his medical care please click here to learn more about this rewarding program.

Hobble was originally taken to a local cat rescue facility and when turned away he was taken to the Richland County Animal Shelter. It was close to closing time when the “owner” arrived and quickly dropped him off and left. The wonderful staff there immediately noticed something was wrong with his paw and quarantined him in a cage until he could get transferred to a rescue that would take care of him. That’s us! One of our dedicated transport volunteers drove from Cleveland to Medina to meet one of the volunteers from Mansfield for the puppy pass on. He was safely delivered to us and taken to our veterinarian.

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Hobble  is a 12 week old (as of 4/1/2016) Shar Pei/Chocolate Lab mixed puppy. He is adorable and soft and we are certain he will find a loving home to move into as soon as he is ready for one. Hobble arrived at the Richland County Animal Shelter with a lame front right leg. Scar tissue and a crooked paw indicated a prior injury and veterinary assistance would be needed to make a plan for his car. Hobble doesn’t seem to mind hobbling along but occasionally he will trip but he gets right up. We took him to see Dr. Liz at Gateway Animal Clinic and she speculated the injury was either an old injury that could have been he was stepped on or got his foot caught somewhere or he could have been born with the defect. Sometimes puppies umbilical cords can be wrapped around their legs while they are growing causing an injury quite like what we are seeing on Hobble. The facts are we have no real facts on his history or what really happened. What we do know is the best thing for Hobble is to have his front leg amputated within the next six weeks.

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We have moved Hobble to a temporary foster home and hope to screen approved applicants as well as any new applicants interested in fostering-to-adopting him. By doing this he will be able to settle in with the family we’ve chosen for him to live out his life, get properly trained and prepared for surgery and then have a home to recover in. Puppies who have legs amputated adjust very well as they are already learning and Hobble will grow up not knowing the difference of having 3 or 4 legs. He will be neutered during surgery.

If you are interested in adopting Hobble please apply online. If you have already applied for a dog with us and have an application on file that you’d like to be considered you can email us at rescue@secondhandmutts.org. PLEASE BE VERY PATIENT WITH THE RESPONSE TIME FOR SCREENING APPLICATIONS AND HIS PLACEMENT. IT COULD TAKE UP TO 6-8 WEEKS FOR HOBBLE TO MOVE INTO A HOME. 

Hobble is up to date on shots, microchipped and will be neutered prior to his adoption.


We are not a traditional shelter, we are a cage-free facility. All dogs are temperament tested and must get along with other dogs to stay here. Appointments must be made in advance to meet our Secondhand Mutts. Please call 216-664-9660 or email rescue@secondhandmutts.org to set up a time. We are closed on Sundays. We prefer to adopt to local families but will consider long distance adoptions.

Adoption Fee $300

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Our Adoptables Are
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  • Cat Tested (upon request)
  • Fostered in real homes
  • Spayed or Neutered
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  • Distemper Vaccinated
  • Rabies Vaccinated
  • Bordetella Vaccinated
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