In late 2016, Stella was dumped by her owners in the woods at the age of 4 months due to her early onset hip dysplasia, Because of her shallow hip sockets, she would have constant pain and displacement for the rest of her life. Luckily, we were able to treat this surgically with one hip and keep her healthier hip strong, treating with meds and laser therapy.
Now she enjoys running and playing and swimming like any other young lab pup! Due to ongoing treatments she will need the rest of her life, Stella is a permanent resident of Xanadu and was officially adopted by our founder.
Stella certainly earns her keep around here as our official welcome wagon! She is always wanting to visit with volunteers and visitors, welcome our new rescues, and participate in farm chores.