Doc is ready to move on to the next chapter of his life!

Back in January, we received an email request from Manatee County Animal Services to take a Cocker Spaniel mix who had been hit by a car and had an apparent femoral fracture. Unfortunately, after examination by our veterinary clinic, Beach Veterinary Clinic, it was determined the leg could not be saved. Atlhough Doc seemed to heal up from his amputation surgery well, there was still something not quite right. More tests revealed that Doc had a diaphragmatic hernia and needed immediate surgery. Although his prognosis was initially guarded. he again pulled through and is now ready to move on to the next chapter of his life – a forever home.
Doc is a complete love with his family, but has a tendency to get attached to one person. He is somewhat visually impaired which makes him cautious of strangers. Running around the yard, stopping to play with toys along the way, and then plopping on your lap when the run is done is a favorite activity at the shelter. Doc has been through a lot and is looking for a quiet home with a couple or a single person who don’t have a lot of comings and goings in the home. We believe Doc could likely live with another dog or possibly a cat.
Estimated to be 8 years old and weighing approximatey 16 lbs, Doc will make a wonderful companion. If you want to be the one to take Doc into your family, please submit the adoption application (no commitment) found on our website,, and an adoption counselor will be in touch to schedule an introduction.