Happy Tail! I love sharing stories about dogs that have been adopted from Miami-Dade Animal Services. Hopefully they will encourage and inspire others to adopt from there as well and dispel some of the stigma of adopting from a shelter.
Meet Roo! Roo is obviously a very special girl.
Roo’s mom, Barbara, tells her story:
“Feb. 1, 2018, Roo was pulled from Miami Dade Animal Services by thisisthedog.com. She had been found as a stray, thought to be about 1 year old and her legs missing due to a birth abnormality. The staff named her Baby Roo. She walked out on her two hind legs and on that day is where her unknown past ended and her brilliant future began. After 6 months in her foster home, Roo was adopted by her foster family and her life of possibilities began.
She immediately became the mascot for the BARK (Be Active, Responsible, and Kind) Club at Air Base K-8. The students are learning so much from her, not to mention the staff and teachers are learning too. Roo is sharing her gift. Roo is also in in the process of getting certified as a therapy dog so she can visit hospitals, schools, colleges, senior centers, community organizations, corporations, airports, etc. It is everywhere that people need to be inspired to be thankful for life and to overcome obstacles and to be reminded about compassion and generosity. It is everywhere that Roo will share her gift.”
Roo can get around for short distances on her hind legs, hopping like a “kangaroo” and some of the time uses her custom wheelchair made by Eddie’s Wheels for Pets. She is a testament to the tenacity and strength of dogs to overcome their limitations.
You can follow Roo’s adventures on Instgram at @rollin_roo.
There are tons of dogs and cats waiting for their “Happy Tails” stories at Miami-Dade Animal Services. If you’re interested in adopting you can visit the shelter at 3599 NW 79th Avenue, Doral, Florida 33166 or start your search online here: https://bit.ly/2FUtwAX.