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Meet the Zooey Bear: An Adoptable CH Pup

January 29, 2013

Every so often I hear an exhilarating story about how an animal overcame some serious odds, and today I present this story about Zooey Bear, written by Elise, Hippa and Nanako’s pet parent.

21691_264736376981656_1780922011_nZooey is up for adoption, so if you or someone you know may be interested in making her a part of their forever family, you can find more information at the end of this post:

Zooey is a sweet and inspirational 1-year-old Cocker Spaniel with severe cerebellar hypoplasia (she’s wobbly, floppy, and can’t walk on her own).

Though Zooey requires lots of help from her human caretakers, she’s a quick learner, is eager to become more independent, and loves to chill in a playpen to play with her toys, or on the living room floor to watch TV.

Unfortunately, while on a trial sleepover recently, the adorable Zooey Bear encountered some very mean people. She was dog-napped, hurt and possibly poisoned, and all of her belongings (carefully and lovingly collected supplies and toys) were stolen – including her custom-made Eddie’s Wheels quad cart, which cost nearly $1,000.

280997_255521781236449_1751486510_oZooey was dropped off, in critical condition, at an animal shelter and a luckily a great local vet was able to stabilize her until she got to an ER veterinarian. There the Zooey Bear fought tirelessly and endlessly for her life.

The only thing more baffling than why someone would go to such great lengths to steal from and hurt an adorable puppy is Zooey’s amazing, unbroken, fighting spirit. She has made a near full recovery in just DAYS. She’s surprised her loving mom, her vets, and all of the people rooting for her. As soon as she got home, she was back to her loving, quirky self, almost unfazed by her experiences. Truly an amazing, amazing dog!

The animal community has really come together for Zooey. With the help of Eddie’s Wheels and hundreds of Zooey fans, enough has been raised to buy Zooey a new custom quad cart and pay for nearly all of her emergency medical expenses!

ZooeyInCartZooey is now looking for a furever home. She would do best in a single-level home with a yard where she can practice running and zooming around in her beloved cart (she loves it so much she even INSISTS on taking naps in it!) where she can get a lot of exercise and practice in it.

She needs a forever family who understands her special needs and the extra care that will be required, but that is also prepared to welcome in all of the extra love and affection that she’ll bestow upon them. Zooey gets along very well with other dogs of all sizes and with children. She’s truly a wonderful, wonderful girl.

Videos of her can be seen on her YouTube channel. If you’d like more information on Zooey, please contact:

If you’re interested in adopting Zooey, please fill out an adoption application.

Zooey is currently located in San Francisco, CA with her owner, but experienced out-of-state adopters will be considered.

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  1. January 29, 2013 6:50 pm

    I have been following Zooey’s story on Facebook and I am so rooting for her and hoping she finds a wonderful forever home that can suit her needs very soon. I have been thinking a lot about her recently. This is a beautiful piece you have written about her.

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