Recently, a beloved pup, Zander, went into surgery for a complication in his spine (more details below). His parents, Cierra & Chaz, who are local Seattle business owners of Conscious Eatery, adore him and would do anything to keep him healthy. This has unfortunately come to a medical bill of about $10,000. We are hoping to raise money to help Cierra & Chaz pay this bill. Zander is a wonderful dog that so many people love and adore. Please spread the word, anything helps. We know they will be forever grateful!
The friends and family of Zander, Cierra, & Chaz
Please read the story below:
Zander Elias Von Dem Laub (Soon-To-Be-Rowlan) born 12/14/09. United by his brother- Oliver with Cierra and Britt. They lived together for their 1st year in life, and remain close to this day. Chaz met Zander when he was a pup, at McGraths Fish House where they all worked.
Zander has seen more and, believe it or not, experienced more than most human people. He’s lived in Washington and Arizona. He’s traveled all up and down the western part of the states. He loves to camp, and alert his family when he feels necessary. He’s a running dog, little dude could go 4 miles without stopping- and he has!!!
He’s had to face death once before. His mom, Uncle Justin and pal Ed went off roading on Mt. Rainier- and ended up in a crash. Ed passed away, Justin was hurt badly, Mom was safe in her seat belt... and I was on top of a hill after being ejected with a broken foot. I recovered after a few months, but became a PTSD Dog.
That following summer he became a working pup! His parents created Conscious Eatery, a philanthropic sandwich shop and he had his own place to sit and hang out with guests. His parents then created an IG account for him @ConsciousZan where his new friends could follow his adventures. He even has his own line of Bowser Beer called “Zander’s Barley POP!”, served at Conscious Eatery daily.
On Monday, 9/17/18 late at night Zander jumped off of the low couch and started to burrow in some of his blankets. Then, he was struck with pain and found moments later to what seemed to be him paralyzed. He went to the ER immediately. They weren’t sure what had happened, but they needed blood work, so he went home and then back to the Vet 1st thing in the morning. His blood and urinalysis was normal. He was then referred to the neurologist. He was immediately taken to the neurologist where he was approved for an MRI. They found a herniated disc with a compression of 50% on his spinal cord leaving him unable to walk or use his limbs. His surgery happened the next afternoon, and the neurologist was sure he got 100% of the disc removed.
Cierra & Chaz will have to change their routine and be more patient with Zander, but they are ready to do whatever it takes! They chose the route of surgery because Zander NEEDED this to heal. The alternative route of steroids and crate rest left the chances of him being able to walk again quite slim. 2 days after surgery he’s trying to walk without assistance. Cierra & Chaz are so proud of him.
We are all hopeful for a full recovery with the help of physical therapy, acupuncture, supplements and massage.
Please help spread the message of this beloved pup!