Tara has a story to tell and I wish she could say it. She was sold to a family as a 6 week old pup with deformaties to her legs. They were supposed to work with one to straighten it out and have the deformed leg amputated. For 2 years, she has just drug herself around and treatment was not provided. Then they were going to put her down and she made her way to us at rescue. We had her evaluated by a specialist and unfortunately, her issues likely could have been resolved. She has one leg that deformed from her size and being so large in the womb. If corrected while a puppy, she probably would have use of it today. The other leg is deformed and bends straight backwards. That one should have been removed as a small puppy but due to her weight and how she scoots, we cannot safely have the procedure done. She had a chance at being mobile but instead has been scooting around on her face for the duration of her life. She also had a wheelchair but was not taught to use it as a puppy so here we are with a 200 lb dog trying to teach her to walk. It isn't easy but she's worth it. She doesn't quite understand how to get her back legs under her to push forward as that isn't how she has moved ever in her life. So we are teaching an old dog new tricks. She also has some arthritis developing from the way she has been positioned. All things aside, she is a pretty awesome dog. She enjoys playing 'tug' with her toys, loves her blankets, is sort of pee pad trained and will soon love to go for wheeled walks. We are looking for an able bodied foster or adopter for Miss Tara that can work with her on chair use. She is good in a home with other dogs, cats, and children and ideally a stay at home foster that can work with her throughout the day. We are also working to get her a chair more suited to her needs. -- Intake Date: April 21, 2019 Breed: Mastiff Age: 2 years Weight: 180 lbs Status: Breeder Surrender Compatible with: children, dogs, cats Suitable for: home with easy access to outdoors and a level indoor floor plan Medical/Behavioral Needs: deformed front legs; requires wheelchair -- If interested in meeting and potentially adopting, please read the adoption requirements and complete the adoption application located at www.forbellessake.org. The adoption fee is $175. All canine residents are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped, and treated for any known medical needs. A securely fenced yard is required. Breeds cannot be guaranteed. Housetraining is not guaranteed on any resident but crate training is worked on.