Perfectly Imperfect

Everyone wants to adopt a new, cute, perfect dog. Animal shelters are filled with people looking for the healthiest and best looking dog to bring home. And then there we have Baby Harper, Matthieu and Sida still waiting for the special someone to bring them home. 

That has been the story of Baby Harper, Matthieu and Sida’s life since they have been rescued. No one shows any interest nor dare take up the challenge to care for them because they are special. Many people see physical deformities in animals as shortcomings, but that is untrue. The truth is that they just require a little extra care, medication or special diet, vigilance and attention.

Baby Harper, a local crossbreed.
(Photograph courtesy of Furry Photos Pet Photography)

Harper standing tall

Baby Harper was born with a broken spine. Like any other local crossbreed, she is lively and loves to play except that she is wheelchair bound.  She wears diapers because she is unable to control her pee and bowel movement. To help her get better, she receives weekly acupuncture and hydrotherapy to help her muscles and nerves.

Matthieu showing off - he has come such a long way! 

Then we have Matthieu, who was born a perfect dog. For 11 years, he was living as a stray in a worksite but during those times he suffered trauma to his spine. This caused him to lose the use of his hind legs. He is unable to control his pee and bowel movements. After he came to our care, he went for many sessions of hydrotherapy and acupuncture. Since then, he has been able to move around a little on his own, while still requiring assistance from time to time.

SiDa, determined to put her past behind and live life to the fullest! 

Lastly, we have Sida who’s barely 3 years old! At such a young age, she could have been like any other young dog running around. Unfortunately, Sida got into a tragic accident. A lorry hit her and rolled over her back, breaking her entire spine. She doesn’t have control over her hind legs or her pee and bowel movements anymore. She has gone through spinal surgery and now undergoes weekly physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, massage and acupuncture. She also has a sponsored wheelchair to help her get around. 

No doubt that Baby Harper, Matthieu and Sida are special but all they really want is for a home they can call their own. The simple need for someone to love them despite their imperfections. It is not their fault that they were born special nor was it their fault to have encountered the unfortunate events. They have accepted their predicaments and are trying to live their life to their fullest.

Can you be the one to accept their imperfections and bring them home?

We understand that adopting a special needs dog requires extra consideration. But if you have the ability and have a big heart, please do step forward! If you can see past their imperfections and can appreciate their beauty of being imperfect, please do contact us at hopedogrescue@singnet.com.sg

Baby Harper, Matthieu and Sida will be more than happy to be your best friend!

Written by Yun Lu