This German Shepherd puppy was born a little different. But his foster dad refused to give up, and now he has a new brother who just gets him.
The minute Roo
entered our shelter, I was already in love. And I was calling home, like,
"Oh my God, I love this puppy." Kisses, kisses, kisses.
Yes, I love you. He's a bit of a stampede. And he's really
good at the leap. He had two genetically
deformed front legs. This family came to us and said,
"We're in over our heads here." I've decided to foster Roo, to help get him strong
enough to be adopted. - Good boy! We really saw a transformation
where he started to be a puppy. He's playful, he's
goofy, he's annoying. I think he's gonna tell us
a lot more as he develops. He really started to
understand how to get around. He is fast on sand. He's a really smart dog. He figures things out so fast. He uses his head and
his neck first, and he's got almost like a snake
neck now, 'cause he's so slim. He loves my dogs. He
wants to play with them. He wants to annoy them. My dogs were not crazy
about playing with him. Our dogs were like, "What
did we do to deserve this?" Getting Roo ready for adoption, I wanted to help
him walk better. So I bought him a vest
and said, you know, "Let's see how this goes." He really hates that vest. He just laid down, and just like, "Eh! Eh! Eh!" I'm like, "There's
nothing wrong with you. You can walk just as well as
you did five minutes ago. You're just unhappy. Get over it." Roo's ready to be adopted. It was clear he needed
a home with dogs who understood him. Meeting Dayna, I think her family
is going to be the perfect fit. It's hard to say
goodbye, but boy, it really is the rewarding part. Helping a dog get to a place
where he's ready to go home. - I was just up late one
night and saw his video. And as soon as I saw him, there
was no doubt in my mind. I text her first, freaking out. "Oh my gosh, I think
I found my dog." When I saw him at
the meet and greet, I just wanted to scoop him up
and take him home right there. I have three and a half
acres, so he'll be able to run around here
in his wheelchair. I just want to get him home. Roo will be one of the dogs
that will always be in my heart for the rest of my life. But he's going to the
best home possible. - I'm shaking. I'm so nervous.
And excited. I just can't wait
to get him home. Here he is. Here he is. Ooh. Thank you. Oh. You ready to go home? Are you ready? We're home. Okay, Roo. You're home. There. He hears the dogs out there. Come here!
[kissing sounds] Straight to the toy
box over there. He loves those tennis balls. I have three dogs. I have a blind dog named Duffy. My little guy without eyes.
He's really special. I adopted him and it was
such a good experience that this is a lot of the reason
why I wanted to adopt Roo. I think that maybe they might
feel something off of each other. That they're both a
little different. Come on, Duffy. You want
to see your new friend? Come on. We'll do one at a time. When we introduced them, him
and Roo really, like, clicked. - Yeah, Duff Duff. Yeah. He was a -- this is the
rescue that I got. Because I did so
well with Duffy, with him as being special needs, it was not as scary, and
it wasn't a lot of work like I thought it would be. And once I bought my house, I needed to get another one. I think he's gonna do great. Roo has adjusted so well. You can tell just by looking
at him, he's smart. Come on, Roo Roo. Good boy. I think he seems really
relaxed around Duffy. They're really close. He hasn't got his prosthetic
yet, but his wheelchair came in, what, like, a day or two ago?
- Yeah. - What is this big thing? It's gonna be a little awkward
for him to sit up in it. And so he's just got to
practice and get used to it. And hopefully he will. - He can put his legs out. - Oh, there you go. Oh!
Hey, all right. I don't think there's
anything he can't do. - Oh! Oh, there it is! I know he's gonna have
such a good life. And he just fits
in perfect here.