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