Six-Legged Dog Adopted by Bullied Teen, Become Best Friends

Posted by Christy Caplan
Roo
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Did you hear about this pooch before reading this headline? Roo, a Labrador-cross, jumps around on her back paws because she was born with two extra front legs! Most importantly, this puppy needed a forever home.

The Gazette Standard had the scoop, and we're so happy to get an update on this six-legged puppy. Lauren Salmon bought Roo from breeders after her son Luke found the special pup online.

An interview with Salmon tells us that they are absolutely in love with Roo:

"We absolutely love Roo to pieces. She's is just a normal dog to us - just with a couple of extra bits. Her special legs don't cause her any pain, and it's easy to see just how full of life she is. She's full of puppy energy, so we'd describe her as placid but playful."

The story doesn't end here though.

Salmon's son Luke suffers from psoriasis. He's been bullied because of the disorder that leaves his skin covered in flaky red patches. Roo reduces Luke's stress about his condition.

"Luke feels like the odd one out because of his condition, and now he's got a best friend to match."

What a great story about this bullied teen and this disabled pup.

They are now best friends!

This rare condition that Luke has must be very difficult for a young boy to deal with at school. I think it's horrible he is bullied for this skin condition and I hope Roo helps him copy and manages daily life better.

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This article was originally published August 16, 2019.

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