'Pippa' the 3-legged dog in need of loving home

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'Pippa' the 3-legged dog in need of loving home

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She's a special dog looking for a "forever" home, but she only has three legs.  Pippa has just gone through the roughest two weeks of her life.  In fact, she nearly died.      

Now, her caregivers at Animal Hospital at Vista Lakes and Pet Rescue by Judy are hoping someone will become her compassionate companion and turn things around for her.

Pippa is a five-year-old English Sheep Dog that was struck by a car in Casselberry two weeks ago.  Doctors amputated her back-right leg on Friday, and she will have surgery on her right-front leg on Wednesday.   Dr. John Gaboian says she's making an impressive comeback.

"I think she was, in all honesty, on death's doorstep on Friday, but since the surgery, she's made an excellent recovery," said. Dr. Gaboian.

X-rays show Pippa's right-front leg has two badly broken bones.  A surgeon will put a plate in that leg this week.  Dr. Gaboian says that when Pippa heals, she will be a great family pet.

"She is by far one of the sweetest dogs I've ever met," he said.

Despite the amputation, Pippa will get around just fine in the future, according to Dr. Gaboian.

"She won't need a whole lot of extra attention.  Three-legged dogs get around really, really well."

Doctors say Pippa will require the same routine care every other dog needs, but what this determined dog will need most is a loving family.

"She's a really sweet dog and she really deserves a nice, calm, quiet loving home," Dr. Gaboian told us.

It will take two months for Pippa to fully recover, and then she'll be ready to be adopted.   If you want to give her the loving home she needs, you can get updates on her recovery at  PetRescueByJudy.com.


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