Minnesota shelter saves RooRoo, the 2-legged dog 'wonder dog'


A Minnesota animal shelter stepped in to help a two-legged dog – left at a high-kill animal shelter in Kentucky – find a loving forever home.

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Posted by RooRoo the Two Legged WonderDog on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

" target="_blank">RooRoo the Wonder Dog, a 4- or 5-year-old terrier-mix, was rescued from the shelter by Secondhand Hounds in Minnesota earlier this month, which found her a foster home as she awaits adoption, a post on RooRoo's Facebook page says.

"We do know what she had was amputated. Whether they were nubs or full paws at that point, it’s something we'll never know. She is well-adapted to moving around, doing the things she has to do,” her foster mom told FOX 9.

Despite that, she isn't held back – she stands on her back legs or hops like a kangaroo to get around.


But that won't be the case for long. RooRoo will soon have a professional-made front-wheeled cart that will help her get around safely, thanks to money raised through a GoFundMe Page to buy the cart and help pay for physical therapy, a Facebook post notes.

The hope is that the cart will help RooRoo find the perfect home, the post says. The cart is expected to arrive next week, FOX 9 says.

RooRoo is among many dogs Secondhand House, an Eden Prairie-based nonprofit, is helping find forever homes. Click here to view more.



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