My Name is: Dexter; I came to Safe Harbor at 8 weeks old

Medical Profile: I was born with a cleft palate that needs surgical correction at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital when I am old enough.

My Story: When I was a wee pup my breeder noticed I wasn’t gaining weight. They discovered I had trouble nursing and getting needed nutrition. The vet said I had a cleft palate. Taking care of a puppy like me is a bit of a project and then, with needed surgery in the future, there was worry that no one would want me. My owner wanted the best for me and much to their relief Safe Harbor was willing to help me.

With my foster family I’ve had special care and grown to be a typical frisky, mischievous, well socialized Lab puppy. I’ll be undergoing two expert surgeries soon to fix my cleft palate followed by lot of TLC in my foster home as I recover.  .  .  and then, best of all, I’ll be ready for adoption!