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Staffy x Ridgeback🐕
Toofy is a beautiful Staffy x Ridgeback aged 2 years 6 months old, with a lovely nature. When she was a pup, apparently her Mum chewed her toes of one foot. She gets around very well, but really is not suited to concrete as she hops around using her stump to balance.
She is coming along wonderfully in foster care living with another dog, learning lead manners etc. Toofy is typically a house dog but is OK with being outside. If she is outside she will however let you know when anybody is close. She protects her home and will be sure to alert you. If she is inside and is unable to get out, she will be sure to let you know when she needs to go to the toilet.
She can be quite a chatter box in her own unique way, especially around dinner time and when she wants to play. She can also be absolutely relaxed when you want to be. She doesn’t mind watching a bit of TV, too.
Her interactions with other dogs is OK. She was brought up with a much older staffy x ridgeback from 8 weeks old. She has played well with Chihuahuas, Malamutes, Huskies and other staffies. We do know that she needs a cat free environment (or inside cat only at a stretch) and that 4 foot fences would be suitable.
Her very upset owner wrote this profile:
Toofy was born on the 29th of March 2016. At birth it is believed her mother chewed Toofy’s toes on her right paw. There was an attempt to save her toes but was unsuccessful. She mostly gets around on three legs if she is on a hard surface like concrete, however, she gets around fine on grass and softer grounds. Her disability has barely impaired her abilities, more so, it contributes to her character and personality.
Toofy is a beautiful and loving girl. She adores💕 being around humans👩👨👧👦 and is affectionate in return for affection. She loves to play tug of war and chasing tennis balls. She will try play with them on her own, but once she gets bored be assured she will destroy the tennis ball.
Toofpik’s favourite toy is your hand, she loves to play rough games but certainly understands the limits of the game. Toofy loves to go on walks but can tire quite quickly due to mostly getting around on three legs.
What an AMAZING difference this will make to our sweet foster girl “Toofy”! To help Toofy overcome some mobility difficulties… our own Donna (Animals In Need Brisbane) looked into possible solutions and thanks to help from Sally & Brooke of Holistic Animal Physiotherapy… for referring us to Julie at Hodes Animal Orthopedics… we can already see how happy and confident she is to use that foot for the first time! THANK YOU Julie & team at “Holistic Animal Physiotherapy”… one very happy girl! ❤️🎉🙏
“Toofy” (aka “Toofpick”) is a beautiful Staffy x Ridgeback aged 2 1/2 years old, with a lovely nature. When she was a pup, apparently her Mum chewed her toes off one foot. She gets around very well and enjoys a happy life.She is coming along wonderfully in foster care living with another dog, learning lead manners etc. Best suited with adults at this time.To find out more about this fabulous girl, please visit https://www.animals-in-need-brisbane.com.au/pets/toofpik/. Thank you 🙏We would just like to give a big shout out to Mitchell from Mitches Picturesfor spending time with Toofy and taking these fabulous photos 💙
Posted by Animals in Need Brisbane on Saturday, 9 February 2019
Thank you Sally and Brooke for referring us to Julie for a prosthesis for Toofy's missing front paw. Here's Toofy trying it out for the first time…there will be further adjustments but we hope she learns to love wearing it.Toofy is a rescue dog currently available for adoption with Animals in Need Brisbane
Posted by Donna Kay on Saturday, 2 February 2019