An adorable Jack Russell terrier is being bypassed by potential adopters because she walks with a non-painful limp, Ballymena Dogs Trust staff fear.
Staff at the Teeshan rehoming shelter outside the town are hoping 2016 is the year that seven-year-old ‘Purdy’ will find her forever home after being continually overlooked last year, possibly due to her deformed leg which causes her to limp and gives her a slightly unusual appearance when she walks.
Purdy is currently a resident of Dogs Trust Ballymena where she arrived in August last year, pregnant, with two puppies who have since been born and rehomed.
The little dog is enormously popular with all of the team at the Ballymena based Rehoming Centre, staff describe her as “an absolute sweetheart” and hope that potential dog owners will look past her wonkiness and give her a loving home to call her own.
Dogs Trust Ballymena Assistant Manager, Sarah Park explains: “Purdy is such a wonderful wee dog. All of us here adore Purdy; she often joins us in reception and keeps us all thoroughly entertained. Purdy arrived pregnant and gave birth to two gorgeous puppies in the summer, she was a wonderful mum and now both pups have found homes, she’s desperate for her own.”
“Purdy had a nutrient deficiency as young pup which caused deformation in one of her front legs. She appears to walk with a limp but it doesn’t cause her any pain or slow her down. She’s a happy-go-lucky lady with a special personality and the looks to match! We think she’s perfect just the way she is. She is such a great dog with a fantastic personality so, sadly, it must be her age and deformity that is putting people off.”
Purdy is looking for a loving new home with adult owners or calm, older children as she loves plenty of peace and quiet. She enjoys short walks where she can have a good sniff around, rather than long, energetic walks. Purdy adores her home comforts so a cosy home where she can rest her paws and enjoy an afternoon snooze or two would be ideal for this lovely lady.
If you think you can offer this lovely lady a forever home, contact Dogs Trust Ballymena on 0300 303 0292.