All foster stories are tales of salvation through love and care, but some just really get you in the feels. Zuri is only about 4 months old, and was found by a good Samaritan with a terribly mangled leg, suspected to have resulted from a car strike. Unfortunately her leg could not be saved, but after some recovery time at the vet she went to a foster home where she has demonstrated what an amazingly strong and resilient little warrior she is!
Although at first even standing for short periods was a struggle, within about a week she went from taking her first steps down a specially made doggie ramp to running around the yard, navigating up and down stairs, and playing with the other foster puppies in the home. And throughout her entire ordeal she has remained sweet, affectionate, and nothing but loving to all humans and dogs.
She is believed to be a shepherd mix and is house trained (as long as her schedule is followed, she is still a puppy!) and excellent with kids as well as other dogs. Her ideal home will have someone there most of the time – she does need to go out to the bathroom about every two hours throughout the day but will sleep through the night.
She would love a playful canine companion but would need a doggy friend who is gentle with her and sensitive to her needs. And minimal steps please - although she can navigate short flights, she clearly values her independence and would like to be out able to go out in the yard by herself rather than needing to be carried down a longer stretch of stairs.