Jessie (problem paw) – Looking for an adopter

Travel Fund: Rescuers




18 months old (as of June 24)


Mixed breed

Current Location

Cairo, Egypt

Country to Adopt to



The beautiful Jessie was rescued from the streets of Cairo, Egypt when she was seen curled up in the sand by the the side of the road. She was very thin, dehydrated and had difficulty walking as she couldn’t put one of her front legs on the ground. When approached she was very happy to be stroked and she was given water and some food. By the time she had eaten it was decided she would have great difficulty surviving on the street so she was picked up and put in the rescuers car.
Jessie must have known the she was being helped and was very relaxed as she was taken to her rescuers home.
Visits to a number of vets followed and it was concluded that nothing was broken and there was no significant nerve damage to her leg, time would heal.
On advice from the vets Jessie was kept apart from the other rescues so she could rest her leg and during this time Jessie had all her vaccinations and was spayed. After about 6 weeks Jessie’s leg hadn’t improved and she was clearly getting depressed so she was integrated with the 3 other rescue dogs in the home, she was so much happier.
A further round of visits to the specialist vets again concluded that there was no nerve damage but this time they thought her lameness was being caused by ‘corns’ which again were treated without any improvement to her use of the leg. She does use it fully when running while playing with the other dogs and when walking it touches the ground but she doesn’t let it bear her full weight.
Jessie is now in boarding but needs proper diagnosis of her bad leg and hopefully resolution of the issue.
She lives with a family in boarding who have a 11 year old girl and of course lives ‘free range’ with the other dogs in boarding. She is ok with cats in the house but she would prefer to be introduced a little more slowly.
Jessie is now 18 months old, spayed, fully vaccinated and her travel costs to the UK will be covered by her rescuers.

Type of Home Needed

A loving home happy adopt a dog who walks differently.

A home happy to adopt a dog that will need time to adjust and find her feet. A home willing to put the work into basic training and life skills with a young dog.

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