Maverick, and his littermate Archie, were surrendered to North Shore Animal League America when they were seven months old because their previous owner didn’t have the time to dedicate to the dogs. Both pups showed signs of lameness and their orthopedic radiographs revealed hip dysplasia.
The two brothers will likely need surgical intervention and/or physical therapy in their future to mitigate further damage and pain. They will certainly require joint supplements for the rest of their lives. Nevertheless, Maverick and Archie are fun-loving, big dogs with giant hearts of gold. If he could, Maverick would give you an affectionate smooch as a thank you for sponsoring him.