Everyone, please meet Riley. She is a 5-year-old pup who is a German Shepherd mix with Akita. I immediately fell in love with her as soon as I set eyes on her. She has been in my life since I adopted her back in 2015, as she was a 3-month runaway puppy. Earlier this year I had noticed her limping. Upon taking her to the vet, Dr. Gruda stated she had severe Arthritis, not only on one knee but both back knees. Dr. Gruda recommended TPLO surgery for both her hind legs.
Let's face it 2020 has been hard for everyone. In March I decided to go forward with only one surgery. I was faced with a hefty vet bill for Riley's TPLO surgery on her back left knee. However, there was never any hesitation in my mind, I knew she had to receive both TPLO surgeries. Riley's TPLO surgery is a total of $4,000. All funds will go directly to her surgery.
Riley is my best friend. She has provided me comfort, happiness, protection, and unconditional love. I too have an obligation to do the same. I am asking for you if you can, to please donate any amount to help Riley get her SECOND TPLO surgery.
Not only will this final surgery give Riley back her comfort. It will also give Riley back her adventurous lifestyle. Riley is a mountain dog. Ever since she was a puppy she's been on thousands of hikes, climbs, camping trips, and knee-high fresh snow. The mountains are where she feels at home. However, because her right knee gives her discomfort, activity has been greatly reduced.
However, I just know Riley will be back and feeling her normal self after this surgery.
I want to express gratitude to all my donors, this is why I have provided rewards.
15$ Donation: Riley at Cochiti Lake, NM Postcard
$20 Donation or more: Riley "DOGUE" Sticker and Postcard
Thank you to everyone!
- Emily Wolf
- A.E. Gonzales
- Ian Vandayburg
- Gio Davis
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