Would you adopt a special needs dog?

United States
August 25, 2009 9:50pm CST
Gracee is a dog that my family adopted about a year and a half ago. She only has three legs. When we adopted her, only three weeks prior she was hit by a car and she had JUST had her leg amputated. She also had just been spayed. So when we adopted her she was having a hard time walking and she also had kennel cough. But that night she was going to be put down if no one adopted her. There was just something about her. Even though she was only 4 months and had just lost her leg, when I met her for the first time, she just smiled and wagged her tail like nothing was wrong in the world. My family and I didn't even think twice before we adopted her and I am so glad we did! She is the sweetest, happiest, fun loving dog I've ever had. But my question to you is would you ever be willing to adopt a special needs dog. And I'm talking about all disabilities like: blindess, amputations, deafness, problem with hips, etc. Would you be willing to do that? If not thats okay, but I want to know.
2 responses
@ladyhope (377)
• Canada
30 Aug 09
That amazing that you adopted this dog, even with her special needs. I would only adopt a special needs dog or cat if I were financially capable of it. Right now, I'm a student so I couldn't afford the extra vet cost, depending on the disability. When I am settled and have more money, then I wouldn't hesitate.
• United States
29 Aug 09
I would be willing to adopt a special needs dog in the future but not at this time. Dogs are a big responsibility and a special needs dog would be an even greater responsibility. Right now I have a lot going on in my life, and I wouldn't be able to give a special needs animal the proper care and attention that he or she needs. My mother has a dog who is more of a family pet and she is a handful all by herself. Once I know I'll be able to financial and emotionally support a special needs dog I would be more than happy to get one.