River: I rescued River at just 7 weeks of age. His parents had been neglected and starved for a long time. His mom was nearly hairless from untreated mange and one leg was grossly bent from an old untreated break. Because of the lack of nutrition when pregnant, the pups were born in rather poor shape, with River, the runt, the worst of all. He had the mange, several minor birth defects, and one ear was deaf due to no opening to the ear canal. He also had crooked hind legs with loose knees. With good nutrition and treatments, he has become a beautiful, healthy boy with normal legs and no problems at all from the issues he was born with. He grew into a big 31 inch tall, 110 pound guy who still loves to play and happily greets all my visitors.