You may recall last year’s April 9th FaceBook post when we first introduced this beautiful dog in our search for her owners after she suffered a hip luxation after being struck by a car. Fortunately for her a passerby scooped her up and brought her in for emergency care. That heroine’s rapid response allowed for successful, non-surgical treatment of that lost dog’s injuries, and we have a special update on her continued road to recovery and journey to find her forever home as described by her foster family.
Pippa has been a labor of love for LazyPaw Animal Hospitals’ veterinary team members, a good Samaritan (also a LazyPaw client), and another local, LazyPaw client family who has been fostering her. Last year after being hit by a car on Frisco’s busy Preston Road, a witness scooped her up and rushed her to the clinic. Because of the quick and generous actions of this Good Samaritan and Dr. Lenz, Pippa was successfully treated for her hip injury. Given her overall health when found, it appeared likely Pippa had been running as a stray for quite some time. Despite the best efforts of many and even the aide of crowd sourcing, her owners were never located. After Pippa was healed up, her foster family worked on house training her and teaching her basic obedience. It’s been a long road, and she is now ready for her forever home.
Pippa would be a great dog for a person who has a heart for rescue dogs and recognizes that her ability to love comes with its own set of challenges. A medium sized dog of roughly 40 lbs, Pippa enjoys playing with her rambunctious Labrador retriever brothers and the family cat! She loves to socialize and gently play with the foster kittens who come and go. She has a sweet and happy personality. She would do well in a family with older to children and a family member who works from home. One of her favorite things is to quietly lay at her foster mom’s feet while she is working in her home office. Pippa remarkably enjoys card rides and going to places with her people. We suspect that her occasional fear of strangers and slow warm up to new folks likely stems from her accident and time spent fending for herself as a stray. Patient, non-pushy people who let her approach them on her own terms, in her own time and who offer her goodies are her BFF! 😀
Despite her rough start, Pippa has shown no lasting ill effects from her past injury. She loves the idea of going out for a walk but once outdoors she can be readily startled by loud noises such as passing vehicles. Overall this sweet girl needs a family that will love her, recognize her needs and let her be their companion. She has a tremendous willingness to please, a desire to learn and is ready to find a forever home where her gifts will be appreciated and her special needs met.