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All Lulu Wants For Christmas Is Legs … And It Looks Like She’ll Get Them!

by Amy Drew

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This desert flower is Miss Lulu.

She came to a Phoenix, AZ, rescue by way of the San Diego Humane Society earlier this year and the Spaniel-Dachshund mix is now on the hunt for a forever home.

Folks at The Pet Knot, through which Lulu is now enjoying temporary digs in a foster home, came to find her while on vacation in California this past fall. She’d been at the shelter for two months at that time.

“I knew that she really needed another shot at life and we could give it to her; we could find her a great home,” Christie Milot, president of The Pet Knot, told ABC15.

She’ll need one with a place for a special-needs pup, though, because Lulu is missing her back paws.

That doesn’t stop this scrappy dog, though. She gets around cheerily in whatever way she can, sometimes scooting around while dragging her back legs, other times in a wheelchair. Without the wheels, mobility is tough, but Lulu was recently approved by vets as a solid candidate for prosthetics!

And so The Pet Knot put legs on Lulu’s holiday wish list.

Lulu doesn’t even realize she is disabled. Staffers at the Pet knot say she tries to “hop in the car when the door is open and doesn’t realize her current wheels won’t go with her.”

By the time we posted this, the rescue was already getting close to its goal!


At press time for us, Lulu was within several hundred dollars of her goal, so by the time you click this link to her page: it may be reached! Be sure to check the link and enjoy the wonderful spirit of giving the community is bestowing upon this cutie and let it inspire you to do something nice for someone else, dog or otherwise! <3 image 17

And for those of you in Arizona who think Lulu could be a good fit for your home, here’s a little more about her:

– Lulu is OK with other dogs but has not yet been put into a situation with cats. It’s recommended that she goes to a home with older or gentle children.

-She’s not yet potty-trained. However, the shelter is working on getting her into a routine. She also already does well in a crate.

-Lulu loves to cuddle people and go on walks in her wheelchair. She’s spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Her new family must be willing to take on her special needs.

“They will have to go with her to physical therapy appointments as well as the vet,” Milot said. “She will wear diapers until she can get out.”

Want to spread some cheer on a regular basis? The Pet Knot says it is always looking for volunteers at the PetSmart at the Promenade in Scottsdale, AZ, every Saturday.