Valentina’s Progress: Special Needs Puppy Looking for Loving Home

Photos Courtesy of Carrie Worthington (CBHS Volunteer)

All Valentina photos are courtesy of Carrie Worthington (CBHS Volunteer)

**Please note: Adoption information for Valentina is at the bottom of this post. Please fill out an application first, and then we will contact you. She is not at the humane society because she’s in a foster home.**

Sweet Valentina is a 14-week-old stray brought to the shelter. Her hind legs appeared paralyzed and could not bear any weight. She was examined and x-rayed at Den Herder Veterinary Hospital. It was determined her paralysis was due to an injury or trauma. Dr. Taylor treated her with a steroid injection. Valentina is currently in a foster home receiving additional care, which includes icing her injury, anti-inflammatory and steroid medication, and physical therapy for her hind legs. SONY DSC Valentina is strong willed, is adventuresome, has a large appetite, and has a loving personality! As you can see in her progress video, she is now using her back legs again. It is our hope she will have a full recovery. She is showing great progress in a short time, and her future looks promising! SONY DSC We are able to help Valentina thanks to community support. If you would like to make a donation to help with her continued care and/or support animals at the shelter, please click HERE to donate on our website.

You can also mail a donation to:

Cedar Bend Humane Society

1166 W. Airline Highway

Waterloo, IA 50703


If you’re interested in adopting Valentina, she’s looking for a home that has the time and experience needed to work with a puppy. She is a spunky gal with a lot of personality!

She is doing excellent with house training, but she will need some continued work in this area for her to succeed.

Valentina is looking for a family with a fenced yard. A home with older children, and maybe an older dog to help mentor Valentina would be great. She’s looking for an active family as she is playful and loves to explore. She’s no couch potato!

We have high hopes she’ll regain full use of both of her back legs. However, we cannot guarantee she won’t face any future medical challenges. Her family should be prepared for potential challenges and be willing to accept them (in terms of finances and time).

The Cedar Bend Humane Society is accepting applications for a “foster to adopt” agreement until her current medical treatment is done and until she is spayed. Then she can be fully adopted. We hope to find her a loving and supportive “foster to adopt” home soon.

Please fill out the application first. Then we’ll contact you to meet Valentina.


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