This is the story of a playful guy and an incredible community of animal lovers. Let's start here with Brussel's puppy pictures. Aw! He was one of many puppies at Haven of the Ozarks.
His story was pretty typical of puppies at the Haven. He went to adoption events and even went on an adoption trial. He waited and waited for the right family. Then in November he sustained a major injury, a break in his femur.
He was in a lot of pain. The surgery to fix him up was quite expensive and involved transporting him to the University of Missouri Veternary Hospital. Friends of the Haven united and raised the funds to get him the help he needed.
Here he is traveling to Columbia for surgery. He's all set with a raised mattress to keep him comfortable on the ride. This surgery was tricky and that's why he needed to travel to MU.
And here he is back at the Haven post surgery. He's an active guy and it was difficult to keep him calm and quiet so his body could heal. He was only allowed to go on short walks. It has been a long recovery.
Great news! Last week, Brussels was cleared for adoption! He got to go on his first trip out of the Haven in many months. Brussels is so lucky to be a part of the Haven family. He'd be even happier with his own forever family though. If you're interested in adopting this tough but playful guy, he's ready for you!
UPDATE: Brussels is still looking for his forever home.