In mid-summer 2015, Founder Nancy Smith was contacted by a couple who were seeking advice on rearing a wolfdog puppy they had purchased in North Carolina. The pup loved their shepherds, but they were already the third home for it (due to a failed prior sale) and the pup had been through a lot. The couple loved the little guy, but they were quickly realizing that they were in over their heads. Then they learned they were expecting a human baby.
That’s when Shy Wolf received the call asking us to take in the pup and give him a forever home. Of course Nancy said YES and they drove the youngster down the next week. We took him to our vet immediately for a health check, vaccines and fecal exam. He was also scheduled for his neuter and a hip x-ray due to concerns over his development and diet. He appeared to have some leg issues going on, but what we found we really need to be concerned about is an enlarged kidney! We’ve never encountered this before so there will be more testing down the road to determine the best course of action.