Zippy-ADOPTED!

Zippy is a very loving 9 month-old Mountain Cur mix pup who was surrendered to an overcrowded county dog shelter along with her sister Peaches and brother Casey. All three were very frightened at the shelter so the staff reached out to us for help with this little family. The trio made the trip to Canine Lifeline so they could relax in a foster home while searching for permanent new homes. Zippy was born with a deformed right front leg which was not usable. She would sometimes try to walk on it but it was painful for her so once she arrived here with us, our vet advised amputating that leg to give her a much better quality of life. Zippy’s deformed leg was amputated on November 18 and she has made an amazing and speedy recovery. Almost immediately, you could sense that Zippy was much more comfortable with that leg gone. Now that her incision has healed and her staples have been removed, she is able to run and play with other dogs and is really coming out of her shell. We have found that Zippy and her sister Peaches are very attached to each other so we do want to place them together. They love to snuggle up for a nap and also enjoy wrestling with each other and tugging on toys together. Peaches is much more shy with people than Zippy but she gains loads of confidence when she’s around Zippy. Zippy has excellent crate manners so should be able to master the house rules quickly. She does well on a leash and is going to thrive in a home where she and her sister are truly treasured family members. Zippy and Peaches need a home in a quiet neighborhood with a yard that has a secure aboveground fence. They would be frightened by the hustle and bustle of a busy urban or crowded suburban area. It’s going to be a true pleasure for their new family to watch them blossom in a loving environment where they can truly relax and enjoy life. Zippy weighs about 35 pounds and her adoption fee is $325. 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 info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Zippy and her sister Peaches. 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.