Candy is a very special lady who has had a tough life, but it has not let it get her down. She has to be one of the most loving dogs that her foster has ever been around. Her eyes follow you with a look of affection everywhere you go. I almost think she would trade food (which she adores) for getting her ears scratched!
Candy has a fractured vertebra near her tail with spinal cord damage. She has some use of her left hind leg and is able to hop around and very limited, if any, use of her right hind leg. She can handle a single step from the house to the yard, but not more than one. She was not a fan of using a wheelchair, preferring to hop (sometimes with a good deal of speed)! She likes to go on short trips in the front yard to sniff at things (maybe a hundred feet in any direction). Candy also likes to snooze on her bed or lay in the sun outside. She's a very easygoing companion.
Despite her injuries, Candy just loves her humans. She likes to follow her foster family around the house so she can be in the same room, and she loves to have her ears scratched. She is not very needy or pushy about getting attention, and will happily settle down to wait until you are ready. Candy lives with two pups in her foster home, one large and one small, and she has tried to play with them some, but she isn't too mobile due to her paralysis. They mostly hang out on dog beds together and watch for people jogging by when in the backyard. She has also interacted very well with a 6 year old child who understands that she is special. Candy is very interested in new people, likes to sniff and let them pet her.
Candy does great when her humans are away, whether she is inside or outside of the crate. She will wait patiently by the door for her people to return. Candy does not have control of her bladder or stool due to her back injury. Her foster parents keep her in diapers when inside, and usually take them off when she goes outside. Candy is a smart lady who will follow commands when told to go inside/outside. She also understands when told to go to her "pillow" (dog bed) or "box" (crate).
An ideal home for Candy would be one with no stairs, and with someone who is around to give her lots of pets and just hang out with, and someone who is patient with her toileting needs. Do you have the ability to take care of this sweet and loving special needs pup? Then come meet Candy today!