Meet Roo, a courageous five-month-old dog who defies the odds with her unique kangaroo-like mobility. Despite having only two legs, Roo’s spirited bouncing and jumping have earned her both her name and admiration from bewildered onlookers who mistake her for a marsupial.
Rescued from certain peril by the British charity Safe Rescue for Dogs, Roo had already mastered her kangaroo-like hopping skills before being brought to the U.K. in November. A mix of collie and whippet, Roo found a loving foster home with nurse Nikki Dick, 50, and her husband Ian, 52, who plan to make her a permanent part of their family.
Mrs. Dick, residing in Morpeth, Northumberland, expressed their deep affection for Roo, stating, “We’ve fallen in love with her, how could you not? She is such a little star. Roo embraces her unique way of getting around, capturing the attention of passers-by who can’t help but do a double take, thinking she’s a kangaroo.”
Roo’s happiness is evident, and she lives pain-free thanks to the care and attention she receives from her loving caretakers and veterinary professionals who are pleased with her progress. The couple, already parents to six other rescue dogs, provide Roo with weekly hydrotherapy and physiotherapy sessions to ensure her back remains healthy and free of strain.
Roo’s journey is a testament to resilience and the power of compassion, reminding us all that every challenge can be met with determination and love.