Odin is a four-year-old Bernese Mountain dog who now needs replacement surgery known as TPLO, Tibial plateau levelling osteotomy. (Photo contributed)

Unlucky Vernon pooch needs surgery help

Life is pretty “ruff” for Odin, a four-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog from Vernon.

Life is pretty “ruff” for Odin, a four-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog from Vernon.

Last winter, Odin attempted to jump over an air conditioner at his family’s home. This resulted in the tearing of his cranial cruciate ligament, and life changed for Odin and his family.

Related: Certified service dog much more than a pet

Related: O’Keefe Ranch launches new annual fundraiser

He now needs replacement surgery known as TPLO, Tibial plateau levelling osteotomy, and Wiggle Waggle Pet Hotel is hoping to help. They have set up a go-fund-me page.

Wiggle Waggle hopes to raise the $10,000 Odin needs for surgery.

“Odin is in need of a costly surgery on his hind right leg called ‘Tibial plateau levelling osteotomy’,” said Wiggle Waggle owner Mary Zamniuk. “The vet has quoted $4,400-$5,000. However, she advises that the other hind leg will need surgery as well which brings us to our goal of $10,000.”

Odin has been attending Wiggle Waggle Pet Hotel since he was a puppy. Zamniuk said he is one of the mainstays.

“His fun-loving, gentle demeanour generates abundant joy whether he is at home or with the pack,” she said.

Odin is a family dog. His owners describe him as “a character that truly touches everyone that he meets”. He just “loves hanging out with his family whether it’s in the living room or walking around.”

“Odin was once one of the most active play dogs here at Wiggle Waggle. His nickname was ‘Tree Pruner,’” said Zamniuk. “He would jump up and bring down some of the branches from the trees for the other dogs to play. A comedian of the dog world.”

The gofundme page has raised about $1,300 as of Tuesday morning. Donations can be made through the page at https://www.gofundme.com/Our-odin-needs-help or via cash donations at Wiggle Waggle Pet Hotel located at 7432 Pleasant Valley Road in Vernon.

“We are so touched by the efforts of Wiggle Waggle to help us get Odin healthy again, and for the huge outpouring of our community,” said Odin’s owner.

Editor’s note: Odin’s owners asked to remain anonymous.

Related: Dog days: agility trials back this weekend

Related: Vernon Splash of Red fundraiser makes splash

Related: Okanagan horse fundraiser a success

To report a typo, email:
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com
.



Follow me on Twitter @BrieChar
Email me brieanna.charlebois@vernonmorningstar.com
Like us on

 

Wiggle Waggle Pet Hotel in Vernon hopes to raise money for the expensive surgery. (Photo contributed)

Odin has been attending Wiggle Waggle since he was a puppy. (Photo contributed)

Just Posted

Rockets confident in position at upcoming WHL draft

The Rockets hold the 5th overall pick at the May 2 draft

Fighting for charity with local boxing club

“Three round heroes” returns to Kelowna’ Los Gatos Locos

Kelowna bike share services up in the air

DropBike may not return to Kelowna, but other services are knocking at the door

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: sunny this morning, chance of showers this afternoon

Environment Canada predicts a chance of showers Saturday throughout the Okanagan.

Helevorn comes to Kelowna on first Canadian tour

The Spaniards will bring their brand of doom metal to Kelowna May 11

VIDEO: B.C.’s waving granny gets incredible send-off from school kids

Tinney Davidson has been waving at students on their way to school for over 11 years, but is moving in a month

Osprey camera goes live in the South Okanagan

Ospreys are flying back to nest in Osoyoos for the summer

Vernon Have a Heart Radiothon returned

The fundraiser received $57,060.70 Thursday for VJH maternity ward.

Foodie Friday: Hero Burger and salad at Burger 55

Owner/operator Ronald Bee serves up his favourite burger to make at the Penticton eatery

One million recyclable bottles ‘lost’ daily in B.C., foundation says

387 million beverage containers didn’t make it back into the province’s regulated deposit refund system in 2017

Okanagan city hosting mascot battle

Vernon’s Mascot Games has nine Canadian, three U.S. mascots competing in events and raising money

Memorial bench for young South Okanagan woman who died was stolen

Someone stole the stone bench that was placed at a walking bridge across the creek

May the fourth be with you for Okanagan Comic Con

Second annual event expected to draw hundreds of characters

Struggling B.C. adoption agency elects new board that intends to keep it open

The previous board announced that Choices would close May 31

Most Read