This furbaby is about as rare a dog as you can find. He’s one of only 13 dogs like him in the world. He’s a purebred German Shepherd with short spine syndrome, an extremely rare condition. As you can imagine, few people wanted a dog like this one… he was a stray who, thankfully, ended up at Secondhand Hounds, a rescue in Minnesota that gives every dog — even those with special needs — a second chance.
They named him Quasimodo, after another famous character who was born different. Quasi may not have the stature of his fellow German Shepherds, but he more than makes up for it in personality and affection. He’s an extremely affectionate cuddlebug who is as gentle a dog as you’ll ever see.
Although he looks like he might be in discomfort, Quasimodo’s condition doesn’t cause him pain. However, he does need surgery to correct his tail, which is corkscrewed. Secondhand Hound says that Quasi isn’t ready for adoption yet, but there’s already a lot of interest in him. We hope he finds a forever home soon!
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We want to introduce you to someone SPECTACULAR. This is Quasimodo. He is a purebred German Shepherd with Short Spine Syndrome. He is a friendly, wonderful, sweet boy who is one of thirteen dogs in the world with this rare condition. We are SO excited to meet him and welcome him to our Secondhand Hounds family.We love our special cases. And we love to keep you updated on these unique, amazing animals that we fall so deeply in love with.We hope you love Quasi as much as we do!
Posted by Secondhand Hounds on Saturday, January 9, 2016