Fetching Hope Rescue

Larry the Gentle Giant's Surgery Fundraiser!

Larry is a 1 year old Great Pyrenees rescued from Mississippi. We brought him to Maine on December 12th in hopes of finding him a forever home, but we quickly became aware that he had a limp that did not subside after resting. Upon two Vet examinations and Xrays, it was determined that Larry has severe Hip Dysplasia on both sides, with the right being clinically worse. This makes Larry a candidate for total hip replacement surgery on his right side. Our Vet referred us to Maine Veterinary Medical Center and a Surgery Consultation appointment has been made for January 27th. The Surgeon will determine the logistics of the surgery, but right now we are looking at an exorbitant vet bill that will cost at least $5,000. It is very important to us that Larry gets the hip replacement, not only for his quality of life but to also better his chances of finding a forever home.


 WE NEED YOUR HELP!! PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO LARRY'S SURGERY!! Please use the PayPal GivingFund link below. We will receive 100% of your donation, no transaction or processing fees! THANK YOU!!

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February 28, 2021 Update: Larry has undergone a Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy (FHO). The surgery removes the head of the femur in an attempt to alleviate pain from hip dysplasia. The surgery went well and he has recovered without any complications. Larry has a good prognosis for return to function! He is now recovering at his foster home. We have raised a little over $2500 for his surgery. The total expense is $3297.52, therefore we have a bit more funds to raise to cover the total expense of the surgery. 

 January 30, 2021 Update: Larry had an appointment this week with Dr. Rubin at MVMC. It was determined that Larry has some arthritis in his hips, as well as luxating patellas in rear joints. Dr. Rubin believes this to be the source of Larry's limp. We were advised to monitor Larry's activity over the next 2 weeks to determine the types of movements that result in a limp. At this point we are taking a medical management approach, with the use of pain meds, an anti-inflammatory as needed, as well as joint supplements. We will reconnect with Dr. Rubin in a couple of weeks to determine the next steps. Thank you for your interest in Larry's wellbeing!   


The following document is the diagnosis from our Veterinarian,

as well as Larry's radiology imagery. 




We are told that the recovery time for this type of surgery is approximately 8-12 weeks. Larry will be eager to find his forever home once he gets back on his feet! He is as loving and patient as he is white and fluffy. He's a true Great Pyrenees in his calm, loyal and affectionate nature. He'd give you the shirt off his back if he had one - instead he'll happily give up toys to his friends without fuss. He loves to play with other dogs and doesn't have to be the boss. He'll let you do practically anything to him and loves to throw his feet up for a good belly rub. His big black nose and brown eyes will melt your heart in hopes of getting what he wants (human food is way up on the list). His security alarm is a big, low woooof for any visitors, though he may be a little shy with them at first. Larry does startle easily and likes to know you're nearby just in case. He's looking for a patient new family that will help teach him basic commands and love him as much as he will love you. Please email Alissa if you have an interest in giving Larry a forever home, transportfetchinghope@gmail.com