Copper – 1-2 year old female Dachshund

Copper is a 1-2 year old female Dachshund. She is being fostered in an adult home in Gloucestershire with other dogs.

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This beautiful little girl has a sad story – she unfortunately ate a load of string and her owner was unfortunately not able to pay the vet costs for the emergency operation she needed as she was in quite a bad way when brought to the surgery by that stage.

Copper was in the Vets a week and was a bit touch and go – she had lost a lot of weight and developed a temperature – the operation was quite intense due to holes in her gut.

Copper is out of the woods now and has been entrusted to our care and now in one of our special foster homes being cared for on 3 meals a day to build her up – what is apparent unfortunately also for Copper is she had been so badly bred she is unable to walk properly or for long distances.


Copper has Queen Anne’s legs at the front and her back legs are not properly developed – we are hoping over time with exercise this will improve but will improve she has always been disabled because of this and not able to lead the life she should have been able to.

Copper can get out in the garden and even can get up the stairs although we are stopping her at the moment due to the stitches that are still in.

Getting around the garden

Copper loves being with the other dogs and is such a sweet-natured happy little dog.

Loves her bed

Copper will need a very special home she is a bit of a princess and loves nothing more than being cuddled and fussed – somebody who does not want to take a dog on long walks but has a lovely garden for her to explore, but equally someone who can take her out in the world as she loved being at our Charity Event at the weekend with all the other dogs and people.

Her legs might restrict her life but remember she is only a baby so not suitable for really elderly people – she starting to play with toys etc. and could easily live another 15 years.

We think she would benefit from other dogs around and people who are around to let her live a Princess lifestyle.

There should be no health restrictions from her operation, we know her legs unfortunately nothing can be done but we do believe they can be strengthened with exercise and a good diet.

Copper has been spayed, and will start her vaccinations once she is better and worm/flea her too.

Starfish Dog Rescue Gloucestershire
Starfish Dog Rescue Gloucestershire

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Starfish Dog Rescue is a small Rescue helping UK dogs established since 2011.

The dogs that find their way to us are those in need of support in a small home-based rescue where the dogs are fostered as our own in our homes, the old, the young and more vulnerable that would not do well with a kennel-based rescue.

We work closely with the dogs assessing them so we know them so well we can give potential owners a complete picture of the dogs and what they need in the form of a forever home, we home our dogs as if they are our own and have a 99.9% success rate in matching dogs and people up we will never compromise so please do not be offended when we say no which is quite often our rescue is about the dogs first and their needs we home them knowing if they could speak it's about their perfect match.

We are a small team of local volunteers who have worked together closely for many years now many of us have worked for larger organisation where sometimes people lose sight of the most important factors and that is the dogs.

All our dogs are neutered, vaccinated, chipped, wormed/fleaed to us that is just the basics, dogs will get everything they need to make sure they lead a healthy happy life before they leave us, if they need surgery for heart problems, treatment for ear infections, dentals for infected teeth to name a few they will get it - we often organise fund raisers to help pay their vet fees from our wonderful supporters.

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