Some of you will already know Scooby Doo. He is a special needs pup whose bottom half his body is paralyzed. Scooby is about 18 months old, weighs around 10-12 pounds and is some kind of Terrier mix, though we don't exactly know which breed and are just guessing what he might be. He was originally found in Mexico by a lady on vacation there who saw him dragging himself around the streets, his little back legs and paws scraped raw from the pavement. She arranged for him to be treated by a local vet first and then eventually was able to bring him back to the USA, where he found his way to us. We have had Scooby since April of 2018, monitoring his health to ensure he doesn't have any other issues and getting him the right equipment to help him get around safely. He's become quite the local celebrity and has been featured on WEAR as well as visited local kindergarten schools as an ambassador for special needs dogs. He even has his own team of engineers working on his custom wheels! Scooby has never met a stranger and he loves kids. He is a very lively and energetic little dog and enjoys playing and running around on his wheels as well as pulling himself around the floor in his custom 'drag bag' that helps him move smoothly over surfaces and protects his feet and legs. He gets on fine with other dogs and loves to play with them. He is an enthusiastic play partner and would do best with a fairly robust companion to play with who can hold his own. He'd like to sleep in the big bed with the others at night but he can get cranky before lights out if he doesn't get all the attention so, he sleeps in a dog bed on an armchair to start with, until everyone is settled. At some point in the night, he dives off the chair onto a bean bag that is there especially for him so he can reach the floor without injury and then scoots over to his foster mom to be picked up and cuddle the rest of the night away! Scooby is not house trained in the sense that he cannot control his bowels or his bladder, however, he has a regular daily routine and does his business exactly the same way at the same time every day when he is taken outside, so that part is super easy to manage. When in the house, we keep a belly band on him and that way avoid any accidents that might otherwise occur. Scooby needs to be in a home where there is space for him to get around (without causing damage to furniture and fixtures!) when he is attached to his wheels as well as a yard that he can play in safely. You don't need any special experience to adopt Scooby, just a big heart and lots of time to spend with him.
Applicants must live with in a two hour drive of Pensacola, FL. to even be considered.
Please go to our website fbsbrescue.com to fill out an adoption application.
Adoption fees are posted for each animal. Thank you for choosing to adopt! Email