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JosieRescue Me ID: 21-10-16-00206

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About Josie

Adoption Fee: 100
German Shepherd
Age: Young Puppy
Sex: Female

Hello, My name is Nancy. I am trying to find a home for Josie, an 11-week-old female German Shepherd puppy. Josie will need to have surgery to help her walk again. Josie acquired a spinal injury when her mother accidentally stepped on her when she was about six weeks old. She lost use of both her back legs, where the only way she could get around was dragging them. My veterinarian put Josie on ibuprofen and pain medication. Over a period of about one week, she was starting to get use of her right back leg. She can now walk on three legs, but she is constantly tripping over the fourth leg and then she is back to dragging herself. Josie never regained use of her left back leg. I am assuming Josie will need her left leg amputated. The sooner Josie has her surgery the soon she can build the strength in her right leg. I just know Josie is looking forward to being able to play ball, run around the yard, go for walks, play with other dogs and love on her owner. The cost of the veterinarian exam, ex-rays, surgery, hospital stay, medication, and rehabilitation is way more than I can afford. I have been advised to put Josie down. Josie is a healthy puppy who needs our help. When I see how much love Josie has to offer; how much life she has in her; how she loves being with people; putting her down is not an option for me. She can lead a normal healthy life on three legs. Who am I to end her life? I am not God. I want so much for Josie to have a chance to live a good long life. Thank you. Nancy Nothstein -- Thank you, God bless.

El Paso County
Calhan, Colorado


  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Vaccinations Current

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