Curtis, the friendly giant
Toronto has been captivated by Curtis’ story that broke out in the early morning of June 11th. He was found by one of our supporters, tied to a tree in a local Toronto park. All alone, in the pouring rain, covered in his own feces. We searched high and low for Curtis’ owners but were unable to locate them. We decided to take him in under our care. It soon became apparent that Curtis suffered from medical issues, he began having cluster seizures and we had no idea why. We rushed him to the vet, and he was booked for blood work and neurological testing.
As a small volunteer run rescue, a medical case like Curtis would surely take a hit on our finances, but we spared no expense. We asked our supporters for help and our community stepped up. We were able to get Curtis the best care, we ruled out a number of life threatening things such as tumors, we left no stone unturned.
After weeks of foster care, we are so happy to announce that Curtis is healthy and ready for his happily ever after. Curtis suffers from epilepsy, he will need continued medical care for the rest of his life. We have worked closely with his neurologist and we have been able to adjust his meds in order to stop the cluster seizures. This is easily manageable through daily medication; he will live a long and happy life.
Curtis would do well with a patient family who will set a routine and schedule for him. He is very lazy and enjoys quiet afternoons sunbathing. He is dog and cat friendly; in fact, he would do well with a fur-sibling to keep him company. He would need a strong handler simply due to his size, he is strong but gentle. Curtis is a big boy and does not always know his size, for this reason, we do not recommend small children under 8 years old.
Curtis will need daily medication to prevent his seizures. If you are not willing to invest in his health, Curtis is not the dog for you.
Please share Curtis’ story and help us find his perfect family. This gentle giant deserves a happy ending. If you are interested in adopting Curtis, please fill out our adoption application found on our website.