Rani was hit by a car as a puppy and did not receive the immediate treatment she needed to recover full use of her hind legs. She will occasionally lose footing in her back legs, but is always back up again in no time! Although she is partially paralyzed, she is very mobile and doesn’t need much extra care. She does not require a wheelchair to get around, but a hand harness would be helpful on her walks to help her stay on her feet.
Rani came to us all the way from India and is still adjusting to the hustle and bustle of the city. She can be a bit shy at first but once she gets to know you, she is one of the most affectionate dogs that you will ever meet and will want nothing more than to nuzzle into your lap looking for a pet on her ears or under her chin. During her time with us, she has become a staff and volunteer favorite. She is one of the sweetest and well-behaved dogs despite her rough start. She loves other animals and people, but would do best in a quiet home where she can relax.
One of our volunteers recently fostered Rani and absolutely fell in love with her. In her words:
Rani was an absolute pleasure and joy to have at home. She was happy being left home alone with my dog with free range – napping peacefully. When I came home she excitedly jumped up and ran to greet me with her tail wagging. Rani was very respectful of my dog and waited at a distance for him to finish his food and even finish at the water bowl before getting water for herself. We began to work on building up time while she was alone without me or my dog and she caught on quickly, waiting at the bed by the door until we came back. She also had a scrape on her leg which required me to put a bandage and some doggy Neosporin on, and she could not have been better about it, just letting me change the bandage while nuzzling my leg as if it was nothing.
Come meet this special girl at Animal Haven!