Dog with Special Needs Still Searching for Home After One Year in Shelter with No Applications

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Dog with Special Needs Waiting for home
Dog with Special Needs Waiting for home

Photo courtesy of The Animal Pad and @peanutandbeanphoto

Bebe the German shepherd/husky mix is a patient pooch.

The two-year-old dog arrived at The Animal Pad, an animal shelter in San Diego, California, over a year ago and has yet to receive an adoption application.

Before moving into TAP, Bebe was left at a vet's office when she was only three months old, according to a release from Walkin' Pets. After her abandonment, Bebe spent three months crammed in a crate, which considerably deteriorated the muscle mass in her back legs.

TAP heard about the suffering dog and saved Bebe, giving her love, proper medical care, and shelter. At TAP, Bebe received a medical exam that revealed her back legs needed to be amputated to improve her quality of life.

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After recovering from the operation, Bebe received a wheelchair from Walkin's Pets — a company that makes mobility devices for animals. According to Walkin' Pets, "resilient" Bebe quickly adapted to losing her back legs and using a wheelchair to run.

"She can race you in those wheels. A 3-miler is nothing for this girl! When she sees her 'chariot' being brought out, she knows it's time for some fun," TAP said in a statement about Bebe.

Unfortunately, even with Bebe's positive attitude and love for adventure, the dog has not yet found a forever family; she hasn't even received an adoption application in over a year.

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TAP is confident that the perfect family for Bebe is out there. The dog is looking for a kind pet parent who can provide her with the care and attention she needs. Additionally, Bebe's future owner should be willing to continue the dog's therapy and clean up accidents caused by Bebe's incontinence.

Bebe is looking for a foster home in the San Diego area or a forever home anywhere that is a good fit for her. To apply to adopt Bebe, visit TAP's website.