Emerson has found his perfect family! Yesterday, he left my house to go to his forever home. We was adopted by a great bulldog savy couple who has adopted from us before.

Say hello to our newest little friend, Emerson! An owner surrender, his leg somehow got injured in his backyard and it looks like we may have a break. Please keep him in your thoughts on his road to recovery.

2/23/16 Update:  Foster boy Emerson is making the vet rounds this morning. Emerson went to our vet today and it looks he’ll need screws in his leg. He’ll have to go to a specialist at the surgery center. Surgery to repair a broken elbow will be tomorrow.

2/24/16 Update:  At about 2:15 p.m. today, we learned Emerson was out of surgery, laying on his side, breathing on his own and doing great. If all goes according to plan, he should be released tomorrow. Thank you all for keeping him in your thoughts and prayers!

2/25/16 Update:  Poor foster boy Emerson is feeling a bit like a martini glass this morning. The good news? He’ll be released from the Dallas veterinary Surgical Center at 3:30 today!

2/28/16 Update:  This puppy is just as cute as they come! He is all BOY! A beautiful snuggle bug, curious about everything, 25 pounds of silly clumsiness and I’m sure it would be this way even without his broken leg. He does wonderful in his crate, considering. It’s funny how one forgets just how busy a pup is. He loves everyone and has had only one accident in his crate (I blame myself for not standing outside longer with him, though). Oh, and knock on wood, he’s ignored his stitches when I give him a break from his cone. I apologize every time I put it back on and he is so understanding. This little man is going to make some family so very happy! You can’t help but smile and feel overwhelming love when you see his sweet face.

3/6/16 Update:  Emerson doesn’t have much news to report here! He continues to be a fun, happy-go-lucky puppy and wonders why he can’t be out running and jumping around. He will go this week to have his stitches pulled and I will see what is next with getting him back in shape so he can do all the things a pup wants and needs to do. He still favors the broken leg, but when he’s not thinking about it, he’ll try to use it to run. Ugh, don’t want another surgery, so it’s always back to the crate!

Last week, he was showered with all kinds of gifts and it was like Christmas around here. Emerson is such a good boy and shares his goodies with his foster brothers. Oh! And I have to tell you that this pup is so smart! He knows that he needs to potty outside! I am super proud of him. I will have more to talk about after he sees the vet this week. Thank you to everyone for all the love and support for this sweet boy.

3/22/16 Update:  Emerson is growing like a weed! He had his first physical therapy appointment to get a game plan down. He was a perfect patient. I cannot say that he cooperates that well at home! He thinks any time I get on the floor, it’s game on… PLAYTIME! Of course, I have to show “tough” love and we get through our sessions (3-4 times per day for 10 minutes).

Emerson is all boy puppy and is having difficulty understanding why he must be in a playpen. Emerson is such a charmer and looking in his eyes are the best medicine for any bad thing in life! This boy is going to be a tough one for me to let go of, but I know that he will go on to give one blessed family so much love and joy.

Emerson goes back to the surgery center the first week of April to see how his leg is healing. If given the green light, then it’s time to get that neutering thing over with and move on to being the best pup for his furever family!

4/19/16 Update:  Emerson went in yesterday to have his pins removed and to be neutered! That means he’s a big boy now. I was told that the pins cause him discomfort and most likely are keeping him from putting all his weight on his leg. Hopefully, this will help the little man. He didn’t want to walk back to the doctor’s office and the tech had to carry him. He’s just a little bit spoiled and quite a lot bullheaded!