UPDATE: 2-24-15
Copper is doing wonderfully, thank you! The hardest part of his recovery is getting him to rest! He wants to run and play tug and fetch all the time! lol  He is going in on Monday to have his stitches removed. The incision site is healing well with no signs of infection, so that’s great! He is having problems with very dry, itchy skin, especially where they had to shave him. The vet did take a skin scraping as well as a stool sample to check for parasites, thankfully they both came back negative. He was prescribed some medication for his dry skin and that seems to be helping. I’m looking forward to this spring when he can get out and run and play fetch without any pain!!  He jumped up on Phoenix’s bed to sleep by him the same night he came home after having surgery! I had made a bed for him on the floor and Phoenix tucked him in with a pillow and blanket, but Copper wasn’t having any of it. After Phoenix went to bed, Copper hopped over to his bed, jumped up, and cuddled with Phoenix and stayed there all night. We can’t thank The Mosby Foundation enough for all you have done for Copper and our family!! Thank you!

UPDATE: 01-14-15
Copper is home now from his surgery. The surgery went well. He’s resting now. Thank you again for all of your kindness, generosity, and help!!!! I will keep you updated on his recovery. Thank you!!!!
Sincerely, Rachel & family

UPDATE: 12-30-14

We  can’t thank all of you enough for coming through for this sweet dog and wonderful family!   This has given Copper and his family the beginning of a great new start.  We simply couldn’t do any of this without your help!

THANK YOU and we all hope you have a safe, happy and wonderful New Year!

UPDATE: 12-26-14

We are so close to raising all of the money so Copper can get his surgery…………..we are still $580.00 short.  If you haven’t helped Copper and his family and can afford anything, please help, every dollar helps!  We are at $1520 raised to date………..

12-18-14  FUNDING OPEN

This incredible family has had many years of struggles and challenges.  Without support from their father, their Mom is now raising 4 children by herself. She is also recovering from her own battle with thyroid cancer.  The one constant has been their loving therapy dog, a German Short-Haired Pointer named Copper, who is struggling with his own very painful challenge.  He is suffering from Osteochondritis Dissecans or OCD.  OCD is an abnormal development of the cartilage on the end of a bone in the joint. The diseased cartilage separates from the underlying bone and as you can imagine is extremely painful.  Having lost their home to foreclosure, plus all of Rachel’s hospital expenses, they simply can not afford sweet Copper’s surgery.  They have raised $750 by selling what few things they have left, but are still in need of raising $1,350.  Please help us help this courageous family keep their lovable pup healthy, happy and in their home where he belongs.

*The term osteochondrosis  is an abnormal development of the cartilage on the end of a bone in the joint. Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD or OD) is an inflammatory condition that occurs when the diseased cartilage separates from the underlying bone. It most commonly affects the shoulder joint but the elbow, hip, or knee (stifle) may also be involved.