Happy Go Lucky Wheaties

Apr 6, 2024 | 2024 Articles, Animal Rescue Adventures, Lee Juslin, Pets

by Lee Juslin

Breydon, a five-month-old Wheatie, came into Greater NY/NJ Scottie Rescue from a Mennonite puppy mill. Like so many puppy mill dogs, he has a genetic defect in that he has no knee joint in a rear leg. To make matters worse, he was kept in a cage preventing the leg muscles from strengthening. Consequently, he was dragging his leg when he came into rescue.


Erica, from the Scottie rescue, says he doesn’t know he’s different or handicapped. They have started him on physical therapy and aquatic therapy. And, although his leg is noticeably smaller and thinner, he is an active boy that loves to run and play. He does what the other dogs do in terms of running and jumping, just in a different way.

He came into rescue with his sister, Abree, and together in a foster home, they chase and play together. They are quite bonded. Luckily Abree enjoys playing as Breydon tries to play with the older foster dogs but his bouncy, puppy ways are just too much for them. He is an affectionate, funny little guy who loves people and attention. He is very curious and keeps busy all day, playing with his toys, his sister, and any other dog that wants to join in the fun. Although Erica says Breydon can be adopted separately, she is hoping for an adopter who will take both Breydon and Abree so they can spend their lives together.

Abree and Breydon

A good home for the Wheaties would be one with someone at home most of the day. Breydon should not be crated and, in fact his foster mom has set up a gated area in lieu of a crate. A young retiree or someone who works at home would be a good situation. If he is adopted alone, he will need another dog happy to play with him. His adopter also needs time and patience to help with his exercise. Breydon needs to walk but should not be pushed beyond his limits. He also needs help finishing his house training.

He could do well in a family, but not with young children. He also would not do well in a busy home or with a large, active family. Breydon is a loving boy who is looking for a forever home with a playmate, hopefully his sister, and a person who will understand his limits and show him lots of affection.

You can learn more about Breydon, Abree and all the other Scotties in Scottie Rescue, volunteer, apply to adopt a rescue, or make a financial donation. If you want to volunteer, you can become a foster parent or help with transporting. Scottie Rescue of Greater NY/NJ is a 501C3 entity so donations are tax deductible.


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Website: NY/NJ Scottie Rescue site
FB: NY/NJ Scottie Rescue

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Lee Juslin is a freelance copywriter living In North Carolina with her husband Scott and four rescued cats. She has an embroidery business, I B Dog Gone, and sells on Ebay under the I.D. Collectorfrosty. She supports several national, regional, and international breed rescues.

1 Comment

  1. Such adorable babies …sweet adorable faces …I hope they can be adopted together..so sad if not?


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