Sex: Male

ID Number: 6480

Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat)

Age: 4 Years 6 Months (Birthdate: 8/24/2018)

Size: 68.0 lbs. (Large)

Other: Neutered, Vaccinations current, Microchip

Housetrained: Yes

Exercise: Moderate Exercise Needed

Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

New People: Friendly

Dog Friendly: Yes

Adoption Fee: $250

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Name: Sheriff
Size: ~ Large range: 61-100 lbs 
Adoption Donation:  $250 (applicable sales tax included).  Adoption fees may be paid by cash or check.  
Other:   Neutered Male, Vaccinations current, Microchip 

Sheriff was previously diagnosed with Protein-losing nephropathy. This is well managed on medications. 

Protein-losing nephropathy is characterized by defects in the filtering system in the kidneys, leading to loss of protein and plasma from the blood rather than only the waste products meant to leave the body.  In many cases, an underlying cause cannot be discovered, and these are classified as idiopathic. In fact, early recognition of PLN allows intervention to delay the onset of renal failure. Many veterinary patients are presented only when signs of renal failure or uremia become apparent. These signs may include polyuria/polydipsia, anorexia, nausea, and vomiting. The outcome of PLN has previously been considered poor, with a median survival time of 1 month. In cases with moderate to severe renal failure, this likely still holds true. With the advent of ACE inhibition, survival in dogs with PLN without renal failure has been extended, and survival times over 1 to 2 years is not uncommon.

Rechecks to check his Renal values and UPC to monitor the protein should be completed every 6-12 months based on your veterinarian’s recommendation.

Sheriff is on 2 medications to manage this. Telmisarten 20mg, 2 tablets once a day $25.00 per month and Clopidogrel 75mg, 1 tab Once a day $13.00.

Because one of his medications is a blood thinner, blood draws should be from leg vein and not his jugular.

An appointment should be set up quickly after adopting to establish care with a vet to continue refilling his medications.

Protein Losing nephropathy which has a very low life expectancy. Inexplicably, Sheriff has lived six months beyond the life expectancy of a dog with this condition. Adopters should be cognizant that he may live months or years.



Sheriff is a nice boy looking for his forever family to give him lots of playtime!


Foster Home Feedback 

2/11/2023 Foster Feedback: Meet Sheriff! He is a smart and playful boy that loves everyone he meets. Sheriff loves fetch and always keeps a tennis ball nearby so he's ready to play in a moment's notice. He learned to shake in about 5 minutes and picks up on things very quickly with a little food motivation. He does well in the kennel and hasn't had a single accident in the house.

I would recommend a household with older and considerate children as he sometimes gets mouthy when playing and doesn't realize his size. Sheriff would love to have an active owner or another dog buddy that loves to play as much as he does. He does great on a leash and loves walks so he can explore and smell everything. After playing he enjoys relaxing with a chew toy or a Kong with frozen Greek yogurt. Sheriff does take 2 medications every morning for his blood but that doesn't slow him down from living the playful life he wants.

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