Find-a-Friend Friday: Zoosy

March 22nd, 2013 11:36 am by Kelly

Zoosy, why you so cutesy?
Photos courtesy of Hard Luck Hounds.


Zoosy is a special dog for a special human. A gentle teddy bear of a boy, he needs someone who can keep a close eye on him due to an ongoing medical situation. He’s had issues with bladder stones in the past and his urethra was enlarged so that he could pass them, but he needs a low-protein diet and a little extra TLC. Don’t worry though, this guy is totally worth it!


English Bulldog: An adoptable dog in Grandview, MO
Large • Adult • Male

Zoosy is a truly wonderful dog. He is blessed with a gentle, loving and carefree personality. He knows how to work the room and is always ready to play. He does love to wrestle and hopes his new owner isn’t afraid of a little slobber.

Zoosy has a rare medical problem but one that is more commonly seen in male Bulldogs. He makes cysteine stones in his bladder and those small stones were traveling through his urinary tract and causing an obstruction. When he came into our program he was unable to urinate freely and needed urgent medical attention. We performed a surgical procedure that eliminated the risk of obstruction. After a scrotal urethrostomy he has a larger opening to urinate out of, allowing the small stones to pass out easily. He has an opening to urinate much like a female dog would and is in the same general location as a female dog. His urethrostomy site is completely healed and he is doing great.

Zoosy is on a low protein prescription diet (u/d) due to the stone formation. He may be more prone to developing urinary tract infections and will need ongoing medical care if that is the case. He has an elongated soft palate as do the majority of Bulldog’s but this is not causing any problems at this time. He has a slight entropion of the right lower eyelid and will need ongoing monitoring of this problem. It is a common finding of bracycephalic breeds and may need medical or surgical care in the future.

Zoosy will need an attentive owner that is able to provide ongoing and possibly aggressive medical care. He is very healthy right now and should have a normal life span. He is vaccinated and tested heartworm negative. He is very good about keeping his kennel clean and should easily transition to a home environment.

His adoption fee is $600. Please inquire via email ONLY so we can manage the incoming applications in a timely manner. An application can be found at under the Hard Luck Hounds tab. Email completed applications to

You can access an application for adoption at under the Hard Luck Hounds tab. Prior to adoption all Hard Luck Hounds dogs are:
Spayed or neutered
Heartworm tested
Treated for intestinal parasites

Adopting your new best friend is always better than shopping for one!

More about ZOOSY
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Special Needs • Primary colors: White or Cream, Brown or Chocolate • Coat length: Short

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