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Special Girl Needs Special Home

Rosie was dumped out of a pick up truck on a country road. A woman who lived nearby saw the truck, then found Rosie lying on the side of the road. Weak, terrified, the dog crawled on her belly when any person approached her. X rays revealed a badly broken front leg and bbs throughout her body. The injury to the leg was about a month old when she was dumped. She was starving, infested with bugs, and had recently had pups.

Despite her rough past, this girl is ready to be happy in a new life. In her foster home she is learning that people are not going to hurt her. She takes some time to gain confidence with new people, but is very confident and playful in familiar settings. She is a calm, affectionate, silly girl. She's very smart and learns quickly. She has no bad habits and is a joy to be around.

Rosie is about 3 years old, housebroken, and crate trained, up to date on shots, and spayed. She does well on a leash and rides great in the car. She is a medium energy pointer. She enjoys her daily walks in the neighborhood or runs in the woods, but spends a good deal of her time on the sofa, snoring. She loves affection and greets you at the door with total joy. She loves to point and chase squirrels. She's a 'talker'! She lets her foster Pointer brother know when she wants him to play with her, and she howls comically when her foster mom prepares her dinner. She gets along well with other dogs and cats.

Rosie needs a special home. Due to her abuse, she is scared of new people, especially men. She needs a home that will continue to work with her to help her build trust. She's afraid of rapid movements and loud voices. She bonds easily with women and older children, and warms up to men who are gentle with her. She is scared of smaller children. She has very limited use of her left front leg, and it cannot be fixed. She mainly gets around on three legs, and does fine--she runs up and down stairs, chases her playmates in the yard, and gets around quite well. But due to the nature of her injury that leg will always be a little vulnerable. She'll need a family that will be aware of that and careful with her. She has a ton of love to offer the person or family who can give her a chance at a good, normal, life.

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