Pet of the Week - Striker


Meet Striker, a sweet, goofy rescue dog. The staff at DeKalb County Animal Services diagnosed Striker with megaesophagus, which means the muscles in his throat do not work correctly. He can have trouble keeping food and water down and needs to be upright for eating and digestion. 

Humans can have this condition, too. Striker has a custom-built chair that helps keep him vertical after meals, so gravity can do the work in place of his esophageal muscles. His adoption includes the chair, which he is trained to use.

Volunteers describe Striker as easy-going and friendly with adults, children and other dogs. However, he is not a fan of cats. For more information contact Striker’s foster parent at or 404-210-7441, or search “Striker Needs a Hero” on Facebook.

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