Puppy abandoned due to disability finds home in time for Christmas

pictures of a three-legged puppy abandoned due to disability who's found a forever home in time for Christmas
‘She is so funny, inquisitive, loving, lively, and we wouldn’t be without her’ (Picture: SWNS)
When Amanda and Steve Hofford heard about Roo the whippet, they knew they had to have her in their lives. Young Roo was born with one front leg and her previous owners handed her over to an animal charity as they didn’t have time to care for her. When she was two months old, Blue Cross put her in a foster home, but thankfully she has now found a forever home with the Hoffords – in time for the holiday season. Amanda said: ‘We had never been without a dog for 34 years so to say that we all felt the loss was an understatement.

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‘All our previous six dogs had been rescue dogs, so it was a no-brainer to rescue again.

‘When we saw her on the Blue Cross website, she was absolutely adorable.’
A three-legged puppy given up by her previous owners because of her disability has been found a new home just in time for Christmas. See SWNS story SWMDdog. Roo the whippet was born with one front leg and was taken into the care of an animal charity when her owners didn?t have time to care for her. She was placed into foster care at the Blue Cross aged two months old so she could adapt to a home environment. Roo was put up for adoption and has now found a forever home with Amanda and Steve Hofford, from Basingstoke, Hamps. Having lost their beloved basset hound Mabel just after last Christmas, the couple say Roo has helped them fill the void in their lives.
What a cutie (Picture: Blue Cross / SWNS)
A three-legged puppy given up by her previous owners because of her disability has been found a new home just in time for Christmas. See SWNS story SWMDdog. Roo the whippet was born with one front leg and was taken into the care of an animal charity when her owners didn?t have time to care for her. She was placed into foster care at the Blue Cross aged two months old so she could adapt to a home environment. Roo was put up for adoption and has now found a forever home with Amanda and Steve Hofford, from Basingstoke, Hamps. Having lost their beloved basset hound Mabel just after last Christmas, the couple say Roo has helped them fill the void in their lives.
Amanda says Roo is just like any other dog (Picture: Blue Cross / SWNS)

The Blue Cross said Roo has quickly settled into her new home and is proving to be a very popular girl.

‘She was a much wanted and needed addition to our family,’ said Amanda. ‘Everyone she meets and greets falls in love with her.

‘She is so funny, inquisitive, loving, lively, and we wouldn’t be without her.’

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A three-legged puppy given up by her previous owners because of her disability has been found a new home just in time for Christmas. See SWNS story SWMDdog. Roo the whippet was born with one front leg and was taken into the care of an animal charity when her owners didn?t have time to care for her. She was placed into foster care at the Blue Cross aged two months old so she could adapt to a home environment. Roo was put up for adoption and has now found a forever home with Amanda and Steve Hofford, from Basingstoke, Hamps. Having lost their beloved basset hound Mabel just after last Christmas, the couple say Roo has helped them fill the void in their lives.
So silly (Picture: Blue Cross / SWNS)
A three-legged puppy given up by her previous owners because of her disability has been found a new home just in time for Christmas. See SWNS story SWMDdog. Roo the whippet was born with one front leg and was taken into the care of an animal charity when her owners didn???t have time to care for her. She was placed into foster care at the Blue Cross aged two months old so she could adapt to a home environment. Roo was put up for adoption and has now found a forever home with Amanda and Steve Hofford, from Basingstoke, Hamps. Having lost their beloved basset hound Mabel just after last Christmas, the couple say Roo has helped them fill the void in their lives.
Amanda said: ‘It was like she had lived here her whole little life’ (Picture: Blue Cross / SWNS)

These days, Roo’s hobbies include cuddling up on the sofa with her family, making friends with other dogs in the park and playing with her toys.

Amanda said: ‘When Roo came to us, she had been so wonderfully taken care of by her foster family and Blue Cross that she was a delight.

‘She settled straight away on the first day, it was like she had lived here her whole little life.

A three-legged puppy given up by her previous owners because of her disability has been found a new home just in time for Christmas. See SWNS story SWMDdog. Roo the whippet was born with one front leg and was taken into the care of an animal charity when her owners didn?t have time to care for her. She was placed into foster care at the Blue Cross aged two months old so she could adapt to a home environment. Roo was put up for adoption and has now found a forever home with Amanda and Steve Hofford, from Basingstoke, Hamps. Having lost their beloved basset hound Mabel just after last Christmas, the couple say Roo has helped them fill the void in their lives.
Roo loves cuddles (Picture: Blue Cross / SWNS)

‘She has a front leg missing, but this is no obstacle to her at all. She runs around, flies up and down the stairs and does absolutely everything a four-legged dog would do.

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‘Absolutely nothing stops her, we often forget she has a leg missing as this has never been an issue.

‘We have had to make no accommodations to her being three-legged because she takes her whole life in her stride and lives it to the full.’

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