Pet of the Week: Poppy

Name: Poppy
Animal ID: A733846
Age: 6 month year old
Breed: Labrador/Collie Mix
Sex: Spayed Female
Location: Kennel  430

poppy-pup

Sweet Poppy has endured a lot during her short life. When she arrived at the shelter at 12 weeks of age, x-rays revealed that her left rear leg was fractured and her left hip was luxated. In addition to her injuries, Poppy had patches of hair loss and irritated skin. Poppy has been receiving excellent veterinary care, and has undergone orthopedic surgery to repair both her leg and hip. Unfortunately, her leg did not heal as it should have and ultimately had to be amputated. Her foster mom reported that Poppy goes on long hikes, and since she lives in an apartment on the third floor, about 5 times/day she went up/down 2 flights of stairs! She gets around great on her 3 legs, so don’t let her fool you! With a little work she could be a jogging partner for a slower person. She knows sit and down. Her favorite thing in the world is for people to sit on the floor with her so she can put her feet on you and lay her head on your lap. Poppy is ready for her forever home now, waiting in kennel 430 at Austin Animal Center.

If this is not the Pet of the Week for you try one of our previous featured pets!