Natalie – THREE LEGS

Natalie is a beautiful 2-3 year-old Great Pyrenees mix with a soft silky coat who likely has some Retriever or Setter in her family tree. She came into an overcrowded rural county shelter as a stray with an old injury to one of her back legs and made the trip to Canine Lifeline to get the medical attention that she needed. Natalie had likely been hit by a car at some point in the past and her broken leg was left untreated. It had healed on its own but Natalie wasn’t able to put any weight on it and the broken leg was now shorter than her healthy leg. Our vet determined that the best course of action for Natalie for the long-term would be to have the broken leg amputated so that was done on July 19. Natalie recovered extremely well from her surgery and hasn’t seemed to miss her leg at all. She had likely been limping along without being able to use it for some time so it was probably a relief for her to have it gone. Now that the incision is completely healed and her staples are out, she’s ready to start searching for a permanent new home. Natalie is a very kind and gentle dog who loves people. She was so relaxed when her photos were taken that she almost fell asleep! She can be very particular about her canine friends though so would do best in her new home as the only dog. Natalie has had excellent crate manners in her foster home and may be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee it. She walks beautifully on a leash and would make a great buddy for someone who wants to take a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood but isn’t looking for a jogging or hiking dog. As with any three-legged dog, it’s especially important that she has a person or family who is committed to keeping her at an ideal weight so that her remaining back leg stays healthy. Natalie weighs about 50 pounds and her adoption fee is $350. She’s spayed, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Natalie. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under 7 years of age. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

Natalie’s medical expenses totaled in excess of $1,000. If you’d like to make a donation to help with her care so that we may help another dog in need, you may make a donation on our website at or send a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thanks from Natalie and Canine Lifeline!

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