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Border Collie

Presley came to me when I was with Border Collie Rescue of Northern California. When she was dumped off in the shelter, she was was 13 weeks old and completely paralyzed in the rear. We took her to an orthopedic specialist and didn't get any real answers except that her condition was nonsurgical and non-degenerative. I started vet tech school about a year ago in Colorado and couldn't part with Presley. She became my first "foster failure". Presley was hooked up with CSU as an honors program teaching dog with one of the top neurologists in the country. That is where we discovered that she was most likely accidentally or intentionally kicked prior to her 13th week of life. She suffered a broken pelvis, cruciate injury, and her sacral vertebrae and tail fused. The doctor said he had never seen an animal walk again after the extent of injuries she suffered and that she was a one-in-two-million case. Currently, Presley is working on completing her CGC certificate and is represented by Top Dog Talent Agency .

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Comments (19)
Nov 5, 2010 janaS
I'm at a loss for words. I will keep Presley in my favorites and follow up on her progress.
Nov 6, 2010 teeru
wanna kiss and hug Presley.
Nov 6, 2010 border collie mom
This story is remarkable, and such a wonderful ending. I have 2 BC rescues 12 and nearly 13 years old, they have been the perfect dogs all these years. Presley is so lucky to have found you!
Nov 6, 2010 DoggyLover24
Presley is SO cute! I love Border collies!!!!!!! xooxoxooxoxooxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox oxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Nov 6, 2010 LittleK
Presley also looks like my boy, Boo! He is so precious. Border collies are great breeds. Enjoy him!
Nov 6, 2010 Maltese42
border collies are so cute and smart. I bet Presly is a sweet dog
Nov 6, 2010 mastiffs3
I love your puppy!
Nov 9, 2010 pumkin
I have 2 border collies, I don't know how anyone could have dump one, they are so very smart and do anything to please you.
Nov 9, 2010 Snowdoggies
What an amazing story! Presley is lucky to have found you! It was worth not giving up on her. I also have a husky/collie rescue, she,s 10 years old now and a happy healthy amazing blue eye dog!!!!!
Nov 9, 2010 DoggyLover24
You have an amazing story presley!! I love...xoxo
Nov 9, 2010 Debbie 57
Presley,you have very beautiful eyes.Your markings are so gorgeous and what a sweet smile.Lots of many happy years!!!!
Nov 16, 2010 lemon
She's beautiful! I love her eyes.
Jan 26, 2011 sickbxy
This image was used for Top Dog Talent Agency's new logo.
Sep 4, 2011 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 3rd Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Sep 4, 2012 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 4th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Sep 4, 2013 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 5th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Sep 4, 2014 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 6th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Sep 4, 2015 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 7th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Nov 10, 2015 Abiglen
I am so sorry Presley was badly injured as a teeny puppy. It is dreadful to think it might have been intentional. I'm very happy Presley met her special friend and living a good loving life. She is so pretty and a doggy star.:o)
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