Peeko came from the wonderful folks at Ruff Patch Rescue, a foster-home centered rescue organization in Riverton, Utah. Led by Stacy Ward, a veterinary technician at Stone Ridge Veterinary Clinic, the non-profit has a team of fosterers who care for incoming dogs and begin basic training.
Ruff Patch rescued Peeko from a rural shelter in Roosevelt, Utah, where she was turned in as a young stray of about six months. Because of what initially was considered an injury, the slight, white pup would likely have been euthanized had it not been for the efforts of Ruff Patch.
Peeko, a small cattle dog/border collie mutt, has an old fracture. She broke her elbow and it never healed correctly. Subsequently, the leg grew awkwardly. It bows in, making her little paw toe out a bit like a flipper. According to an orthopedic specialist, the abnormality makes one leg shorter than the other but shouldn’t slow her down or cause her pain.
Already Peeko is giving our Ride Along Dog, Kip, a run for her money. She’s fast, super smart, and friendly. She has a natural sense to steer clear of the horses but keep close enough to be part of the party.
Thanks Ruff Patch for rescuing and finding forever homes for hundreds of dogs every year. You make it easy for folks like us to (as your motto says):
Save A Life and Enrich Your Own!”