Zara is a 4 year old female German Shepherd Cross. She came to the rescue due to her disability. She has been with us in the UK since November 2019 and now we would love to find a very special home for this very special girl.

Zara was born with issues in her hips and the many vets in Romania diagnosed many different things but it was only when she came into our care and saw our vets (and had more Xrays) that we confirmed that she has the same issues as one of our other wonky dogs.

Zara’s hip and ball joints did not form properly so do not stay in place so they move about which she moves.

Even though Zara is quite long and tall she still copes well and isn’t in any pain. She loves running around the garden and playing so needs a nice big garden and lots of space.

We do have some wheels that can fit her, however, as she isn’t paralysed her back legs don’t bend and they point forward so don’t work well in a typical cart but there may be different options that can be explored.

We do need her home to have an understanding vet who is willing to work with us if necessary for any decisions on her future treatment.

Zara adores and loves everybody. She gets on great with most dogs, especially little dogs and could potentially live with another small dog.

Zara is not as happy with bigger dogs and can sometimes growl and snap but will never start a fight. She could also live with children and she is a lovely soul.

Zara does have a sensitive stomach which is a common problem in GSDs. She has had lots of tests and there is nothing wrong but it can be a problem keeping weight on her as she doesn’t process food properly.

Zara is on a special diet and takes probiotics at the moment and we are also about to try her on a raw diet to see if this helps.

As a result, she is skinny. This is a balance for Zara as being lighter helps her get about and having too much weight on her may limit her mobility.

Zara is booked in for a dental cleaning later this month as she does tend to hoover up food and sometimes a bit of poop! Zara is fine on a lead, travels great in the car and is happy at the groomers.

Zara would be perfectly happy in a home where she never goes for a walk as long as she has a big garden to run around in and people to give her love and attention.

Zara will sit and ask for attention as she loves a cuddle. If you can offer Zara the extra special home and family she needs we would like to hear from you.

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