Case of the Month


Lola will be available for adoption in August 2016

Lola is a 5 and 1/2 year old Rottweiler that is available for adoption from the Clatsop County Animal Shelter in Warrenton, OR.  Ms. Lola has been a patient at VSCP since March.  She was surrendered to CCAS because she had a chronic injury of her Achilles tendon that her owners could not afford to fix.  Dr. Simpson fused her joint by applying a large L-shaped plate in a procedure called an arthrodesis.  Unfortunately, Lola's recovery didn't go as planned and she developed an infection in her surgical leg that lead to an additional surgery and months in a bandage on antibiotics.  Lola has been a trooper!  You may have seen her on our Facebook posts with some of her fancy bandages.  CCAS  and Lola's foster family have done an amazing job caring for Lola over the last 4 months but it is time  for her to go to her new forever home.   Things you need to know about Lola:Lola (2) She smiles! Especially when she hasn't seen you for an entire week! She is sassy & loves to be the center of attention.
  • She currently lives with other dogs but can be a bit bossy.
  • She may not be good with cats and is definitely NOT good with squirrels.
  • CCAS thinks that she would be fine in a family but recommends children be at least 10 yrs old.
  • She is great in the car.
  • She is crate trained (she has spent a lot of time here at the hospital in an exercise pen in our treatment room).
  • She will need to be on antibiotics for another 2-4 weeks and her activity will be restricted slightly during that time. She will likely have some arthritis in that joint but we expect her to have a long and healthy life.
The entire team @ VSCP is in love with Lola. She will make her new family feel like the luckiest people on earth.  If you are interested in our Lola, please call the Clatsop County Animal Shelter in Warrenton, OR at 503-861-7387 or visit Clatsop Animal Assistance at The adoption application can be found at or you can email Linda Dygert for more information at  CCAS requires all members of the household to meet the prospective adoptees and a home inspection.  If you live outside the county, you must bring photos of your home, yard, and fence to the adoption meeting.  Lola's adoption fee is $110.00 and that includes her microchip fee and registration.
Kelso Case of the month March 2016

Kelso's Story

Kelso was 7 & 1/2 years old when he was surrendered to Golden Bond Rescue (GBR)  He suffered from hip dysplasia and his right hip was so severe he needed a total hip replacement.  Radiographs taken in 2013 showed significant arthritis and extreme muscle loss.  When Kelso came to Dr. Timothy Munjar in July of 2015 he no longer had use of the leg.  Kelso received a BioMetrix #7 femoral stem, #9 femoral head, and a 26mm acetabular cup on July 15, 2015.  He was weight bearing on his new hip just hours after recovery and went to his foster home the next day.  Over the next 6 months Kelso did extensive physical therapy with Dr. Mandi at Healing Arts Animal Care.  Week 1 included laser treatment, scar massage, and passive range of motion.  Weeks 2-8 included more laser therapy, stretching and massage of his iliopsoas muscle, and active range of motion exercises. Kelso doing hydro therapyAt 8 weeks Kelso began hydrotherapy.  The underwater treadmill was a piece of cake as long as he got his beloved tennis ball.  Over the next 12 weeks, Kelso's session increased in intensity and duration.  20 weeks after his replacement, Kelso's right leg had become his "dominant" leg and he had equal muscle mass on both hind limbs.  In 5 short months he went from leg dragging and inactivity to being a beach running, ball chasing, playful golden.  In January of 2016, Kelso went to his new, forever home where he enjoys a huge backyard, his kitty housemates, and a lot (a lot!) of ball time.  Thanks to GBR, this handsome boy got a new lease on life!  For more information on BioMetrics Univeral Hip visit     Kelso recovered after surgery