Dog Info
Status: Available
Gender: Female
Age: 6 months
  • Liver & white
Variety: Field
Weight in pounds: 22
Intake number: 2018-0492 WI

Thanks to everyone who contributed to Joy's surgery and ongoing care and followed her story on social media.

Yes that’s right! Joy is a mere 22 pounds of Springer love. There is a lot of heart in this pretty little Springer girl and she has a story to be told. Joy was born with a condition that affected her front legs. Her little legs curled in and she was unable to walk. Thanks to the surgery she underwent while in ESRA's care, she is able to walk and run, although she will have some special requirements to keep her safe from injury.

She must be in an only dog home because rough play is a no-no. Because of that she also can’t be in a home with small children. Another restriction is she cannot safely walk up or downstairs. First floor for this girl! We also feel she would do best in a warm climate.

Joy will need ongoing physical therapy and follow up visits with an Orthopedic vet to monitor her legs. She will need to have a refresher in her potty training since she spent a lot of time in casts. She is really doing well now, per her foster Mom.

Now for all the wonderful things about Joy:

There is a reason she was named Joy. She was a happy girl before her surgery and is an ecstatically happy girl now. She loves people, the outdoors and adores Frisbees! She also enjoys her foster mom’s slippers but she does not chew them - just enjoys walking around with them in her mouth.

She is very smart and already knows the commands Sit, Wait and Come and her foster mom is working on off. She adores riding in the car and is a good girl at the vet.

Are you Joy’s special adopter? This spunky little pup is ready for her new family and will spread love and joy forever.

Please submit an Online Adoption Application. It is always the first step in our adoption process.

Contact Information
Contact Name: Susan Zuker, State Coordinator
St. Petersburg, Florida

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