Tam the five-year-old Labrador cross came into our Somerset centre in July last year.
A lovely, natured and extremely gentle dog, Tam soon became adored by all who met him.
Although very stressed in the presence of young children, the reason for his relinquishment, Tam was a model resident and often taken off site to visit local companies and resdidents.
However not long after he stepped into the centre, Tam was rushed to the vets due to showing signs he was very uncomfortable walking and even standing for long periods.
After limiting his exercise and monitoring his lameness very closely alongside administering pain relief, our Somerset team decided it was best that Tam saw a specialist.
It became apparent from his radiographs that he had a ruptured cruciate in his left leg, being advised that his right side will likely follow in the near future.
Tam had two major operations on both legs and having to be on strict kennel rest in between, he was soon on the road to recovery. Six weeks after his final op he began going to hydrotherapy and having daily physio to help him strengthen and build up muscle in his hind legs.
After being in our care for nearly five months, Tam was signed off by the vet and ready to be rehomed. No matter what Tam had to endure, he maintained his lovable and affectionate personality and became a firm favourite amongst our staff and volunteers.
We are over the moon to be able say he has now been relaxing in his forever since the end of January this year!
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