Hello, my rescue given name is Pinky, but I go by Pippy.
I just recently joined Ruff Start Rescue from a local owner who decided they wanted more for me. It's been quite the change, but I am settling in well.
I am so thankful to be here! You see, I am paralyzed and do not have full use of my back legs right now. We're not sure what happened yet, so will need to see a specialist to see if this is permanent or if I can be rehabilitated.
My back legs are pretty wobbly. My foster mama is going to start a routine of essential oils with me. She thinks that a combo of the oils, exercise and love will really help my walking situation. Because of those back legs and my spinal issues, I sometimes will have an accident on the floor- but please know, I’d much rather do the right thing and go outside. I do give foster mama cues that I have to go, so if she catches those- I go outside and do it. If she doesn’t, well, that’s when I have an accident.
I got to go to the groomer the other day, and that felt good - the warm water on my back and a nice hair cut!
Since going to the groomer when I got into rescue, I’m working on growing out my hair a little bit. They had to cut it really short, so I’m kind of starting over. Don’t let that scare you! I have a gorgeous black coat that reminds foster mama of a Scottie dog coat. She says my eyes look like Scottie dog eyes as well, but my body looks like a Dachshund. So, I’m sure you can only imagine what a great mix I am.
I am being fostered with several other dogs, and I do just fine with them. I haven't started playing with them yet, but I think once I've settled in more I will.
I would love a family of my own, with someone who is willing to share their blanket and snuggle up close!
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