Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Roo Bear has been adopted! 09-15-2007

Female about 0 old.

Roo Bear is a 5 month old girl that is sweeter than candy. She was found as a stray in the High Desert. We are certain that she was let loose due to her slight deformity. You see, little Roo Bear’s front paws do not exist. What you will see are only her dew claws. We took her to an orthopedic surgeon to get his opinion on her deformity, in his opinion he believes that this is not a deformity due to a birth a birth defect . . . this was caused by her Mama Dog chewing on her. This sometimes happens when a mama dog is stressed or cleans the puppies excessively.

The good news is that there are no issues in quality of life, she will function like any other dog. The only challenge would be making sure she doesn’t run on concrete as it is too hard for her little pads. You can see in some pictures that she has a make shift bootie to help her run around better. We couldn’t find booties that would fit her because she has very tiny paws. Her left leg is a bit more sensitive on the bottom, but that has not stopped her from running around with her foster sister.

Roo Bear lives with 5 other dogs, her favorite of the 5 is her foster sister Freckle’s. Freckle’s has taught her all the tricks in her book. They play in the morning, at noon and at night. Freckle’s has taught Roo Bear to run underneath the legs of their other brothers and sisters (big white shepherds) to try to get away with a toy, she has learned where to potty, she’s learned nap time during the day, and she has also learned how to conduct a towel raid . . . . yes, this little girl learns very fast. Now the two girls run around the house looking for towels to attack, and then they both turn around to take the towels out in the backyard to start another attack. Mind you Freckle’s is 3 years old, and we think Roo Bear is much more mature than that of her sister.

After the morning romping everyone tires out around 9, they all take their naps, Roo Bear is crate trained if you choose to crate her, otherwise during the day she hangs out with her new family and has free reign of the house.

Roo Bear functions like any puppy. She runs around the backyard, jumps up (which she has perfected), loves to lick your face and would love to be carried around. She will be on the petite side, probably about 50 pounds at the most. She loves going for car rides and likes to ride shot gun. She is an absolute Gem . . . wait until you meet her, she will steal your heart!

Update 7/10/07

Roo-Bear is a very playful dog, she loves to run around the backyard with her sister Freckles. Nothing stops her from playing Chase, although Freckle’s is definitely a faster runner than she is . . .

Roo-Bear’s ideal home is one that has a playful dog that loves to play chase and tug. She will engage any dog and would love to be chased or do the chasing which I think is her preference. Because of her “paw” challenge she will not do well on walks due to the hard pavement. She loves the grass and sand at the beach, it gives her cushion and is not as hard on her pads.

She will be the type of dog that would play in the backyard, sleep by your feet and go for car rides. As energetic as she seems to be, Roo is a lot calmer than most pups. She is not as rambunctious and would be happy to hang out in your office while working or in the living room watching TV. Once it’s TV time, she will try to jump on the sofa with you or the bed, snuggle up and shortly after she falls asleep. She is a very easy dog to care for with a TON of love and laughs to share with you.

The minimum adoption donation for adults is $375 and the adoption donation for puppies is $500. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible when permitted by law. The adoption donation provides that all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis ( i.e., puppies who will need to be altered by 6 mos old). Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.