Meet one of the most amazing little Chihuahua-mixes ever, ROSIE. A Leg Up Rescue heard about her and knew instantly that she needed us and that we could give her the life she deserved. Bought from a back-yard breeder, her owners were disappointed when she was not a tea-cup chihuahaua and so the puppy was banished to the small bathroom. She was left alone for days at a time. And if this were not bad enough, one night the owner's boyfriend hit Rosie for barking. He hit her hard and yet no one took her in for treatment. And she suffered for months. Finally a family member took Rosie out of this cruel and lonely situation and that's when she came to ALUR.
Rosie spent her first weeks outside each and every day. She basked in the sun and rolled in the grass and relished her daily walks. And Rosie quickly caught up with cuddle time. She adores the attention of her foster mother and quickly seeks out loving pats from others.
ALUR in the meantime provided Rosie with the medical care she needed. She had her damaged eye removed; her remaining eye has a chronic condition that requires drips. Rosie is nearly 100% blind but can see light and dark. She gets around her home very well and enjoys the dog park! She is also good on the leash but prefers to walk slowly and to savor her walk. Off leash walks are a lot of fun with Rosie.
Rosie will be one yr. old the end of January! She is 17lbs. And she is ready to start the new year with her forever family. As Rosie has special needs, her forever home should be ready to be patient as she adapts to her new home.