Tina – ADOPTED
Name: Tina
Age: 1 year (as of 9/2/2016)
Gender: Female
Breed: Collie/FMD mix
Weight: 30-35lbs
Dogs: Good with dogs
Cats: Good with cats
Kids: Good with kids
Housebroken: Yes
Crate trained: Ok in kennel
Leash: Ok on leash
Brief Bio:

Meet Tina! Tina was hit by a car on a rainy day and was left to die on the road. The car never stopped and continue to drive on leaving Tina paralyzed and badly injured. Thankfully someone spotted her and was able to get her to the vet where they confirmed Tina could no longer walk. Due to Tina’s sweet personality the rescuer decided to give Tina a chance and was able to get Tina into foster care. Tina is a sweet girl who can be a little shy at first but opens up quickly. We are looking for a home that understands the responsibilities of owning and taking care of a paralyzed dog. Tina is patiently waiting for a home to call her own!

ADOPTED!

Hi Melody! We are so in love with Lulu (Tina)! The first week she was with us we just focused on slowly building trust and letting her do things at her own pace. Fast forward two weeks and she is now my shadow! She does this hilarious greeting when I get home from work where she kind of spins around in front of me and tries to put her two front paws on me because she is so excited. I honestly look forward to that greeting everyday. Her personality has really come out in the last week and she has started to initiate play with my other dogs and explore toys. (She had her first trip to the pet store where she got to pick out her own toys!) she is one of the most determined spirits I have ever met. She seems to not care at all about her disability and she wants to do everything the other dogs can do and she pretty much can. She has an abundance of energy and enthusiasm and absolutely loves to go for walks on our quiet country road and bark at the neighbors cows haha. She also loves to motor around our backyard smelling and exploring. When I first saw her picture I felt an instant connection and that connection has only deepened and I absolutely believe she was meant to be in our family. She has already brought so much joy to our family. Thank you so much for bringing us together and making it possible for her to join our family. We were amazed at how easy the process was for an international adoption and I appreciate all of the information about her. 
 
We took her to our vet last week and they did X-rays and some blood work and she is doing great. The X-rays show just how amazing she is and the vets were all amazed at how well she can move given her injuries and hip displasia. We are looking into some physical therapy as well as maybe a brace for her stronger leg. We also found some great products based on some online research like a rear lifting harness and dog booties that have really helped. I am still constantly looking up stuff online for her and my husband jokes that I am either doing homework or looking at something for lulu if I am on the computer. We love her and are so happy she found a home with us and we are going to do everything we can to make sure she has great life! Thank you! -Kathryn 

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