Desperado, aka RZ Desperado, is a handsome almost 3-year-old fawn male greyhound, born July 28, 2003. His sire is Gable Dodge, making his grand sire Wigwam Wag, and his dam is Sassy Sallie Lee. Desperado and Rustler are littermates.
Desperado suffered a severe injury to his hock while in schooling/training. Dr. Mike Herron, the former head of orthopedics from Texas A & M Vet School, has operated on Desperado twice, and he has determined that his leg is now "as good as it is going to get." Dr. Bob Radasch of the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center has been handling Desperado's condition since his arrival at GALT. Desperado was treated for a bone infection, and a pin was removed from his ankle. Dr. Radasch, at this time, does not recommend a fusion of Desperado's ankle. He does not seem to be in any pain, and uses the leg about 85% of the time.
Desperado is a boy that truly needs to become a couch potato, as he will never be a greyhound who can take long walks. His injury will not impair his ability to become an excellent companion pet! Desperado is cat tolerant.