Manhattan (Manny)

Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR Number: 23-040

Type of Surrender: Owner Turn In

Status: Adopted

Age: 3

Weight: 125

Update:  July 5, 2023

Manny had TPLO surgery on June 29 to repair his torn ACL.  Surgery went well and his incision is healing nicely.   He now has strict exercise restrictions while his ACL heals.  Strict exercise restrictions mean that Manny is crated 24/7 other than short leash-walks for potty breaks.   Manny has sniffed the foster’s resident dog through the crate and both had tail wags but no direct interaction is allowed.  Manny enjoys petting from the foster family through his crate and their sitting beside him as he very much likes people.   

Prior to surgery, Manny enjoyed car rides and would try to crawl into the front seat to ride co-pilot and be near his human.  No car rides during rehab but we predict he’ll enjoy them in the not too distant future.  Manny sleeps through the night (in his crate). 

While rehab is not the most fun, Manny is a good sport and enjoys the attention his foster family gives him.  He seems to feel their love, knows crating is temporary and that he’ll be zipping around the yard soon.  Manny wags his tail a lot letting his true Golden spirit come through.  Check back and watch social media for updates on Manny.  If you have interest in adopting Manny following rehab, please complete an adoption application or contact your matchmaker.


More information on Manny shortly. Manny is a 3 year old, neutered male who was brought into his vet by his owner because he has been limping.  After the initial exam it was determined that Manny pulled his ACL (maybe both) and would require surgery and serious weight loss.  Manny is 125 pounds and they were told that they really needed Manny to lose some weight to have a good outcome on the ACL (CCL) repair surgery.  At that point the owners declined to do the surgery and asked the vet to euthanize him.   Thank goodness, the vet refused, signed ownership of the dog and then called Gold Ribbon Rescue.   Manny is now in our care and initial reports are that he is fat and fabulous!  Manny has moved to a foster home where he is settling in nicely and learning to love fruits and veggies.  After he has lost weight, GRR will have ACL surgery done.  Manny is a social boy and even with an ACL injury, he can do gentle playing and go for short, easy walks

Interested? Learn about adopting from Gold Ribbon Rescue.


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