THIS DOG IS "SPECIAL NEEDS"
- Breed: Terrier Mix
- Female / 1 year / 24 lbs
INCREDIBLE DOG ALERT!! Roma is a survivor of a gunshot that severed her spine. She was found dragging herself around the streets. We swept in to save her and got her to vets and working with the amazing California Animal Rehabilitation (CARE). EVERYONE there absolutely fell in love with her as did her amazing fosters. Roma just stares right into your heart. She is just that special kind of soul. OH, and she loooves to play. She will catch a ball if you throw it right to her and she will play a bunch with her front paws almost like a cat. She also will drag herself a bit running and bouncing around (when she is not on wheels and only allowed on softer surfaces or grass) but we limit that time so she doesn’t hurt herself further. She originally wasn’t loving larger dogs but has been fine with all lately and yes, she will play with them. She is just a total love.
You may be wondering, will Roma ever walk again? The short answer is, no. Not very likely. BUT she continues to get stronger the more dedicated care she gets. She has even managed to stand up on her own for a few seconds! Her Physical therapy and acupuncture will be important to keep up with. She currently goes to CARE every week and has some at home easy exercises. Roma has dog wheels she uses on walks (even the beach). And has a cool stroller she loves to go explore in too. Plus she has a nice cozy crate she sleeps in like a little angel. Roma does need to be expressed to potty which is NOT as bad or scary as it seems. You just press on her lower belly and we can show you. It really is easy. And NO, she does not need a diaper!
Given her special needs Roma will need an equally special human who is home the majority of the time and/or can take Roma with them. She gets at least 3 potty breaks a day and those can’t be missed. She has a couple meds and supplements she takes with her food with no issue. You can follow Roma’s adventures and see her in motion on instagram @roma_like_tomato
If you'd like to take this dog home for a 1 week trial adoption please apply to adopt