Meet Clifford

Meet Clifford2020-07-10T15:33:40+00:00

Meet Clifford! Clifford came to our shelter from Turks and Caicos, as a young stray dog. When he arrived his hip and front paw were severely damaged from being hit by a car. Unfortunately, his leg couldn’t be saved and had to be amputated. His recovery period was long. The staff in our Pet Health Centers rehabilitation ward had to hand feed him and teach Clifford how to walk again.

Having been homeless at such a tender age, the shelter setting was very difficult for dear Clifford, so our pet behaviorists worked on his socialization. Then, while still being nurtured in our facilities, Clifford was diagnosed with a spinal disc disease. Throughout it all, this charming big red dog hobbled his way into the hearts of so many people and other dogs. Animal League America’s Pet Sponsorship Program will not abandon Clifford. We will continue to support both his medical and emotional needs even if it’s for the rest of his life.

Thank you for sponsoring Clifford! He needs you to be able to live the full life he deserves.

July 2020

Clifford is doing great, so exclaims his mom, Angelica. “He loves being lazy and sleeping in my bed with me all cuddled up.” She thinks Clifford is such an amazing dog and feels that he’s grateful to be in a loving, family home after his rough start out on the streets of Turks and Caicos. He was most likely hit be a car and that caused him to lose a leg and caused disc problems in his back. He enjoys being outside in the backyard with his two dog siblings. Angelica says Clifford shows his “extremely goofy side” with his new family and they absolutely adore him. She worries that he is becoming spoiled as he gets turkey with his dinner and treats throughout the day. “His favorite thing to do is jump on the couch and lay next to my mom and watch television,” she laughed. “They’re best buddies now.” They all love him so much and are so happy about the behavioral progress he has made. Clifford’s folks thanks his sponsors for making it possible for Clifford to be a member of their family.