The five-month-old ᴅᴏɢ has got just two legs – but takes a kangaroo-likе approach to getting around, that a brave ᴅᴏɢ.
Her bouncing and jumping has earned her the name Roo, as well as plenty of attention from confused passers-by who mistake her for a marsupial.
She was savеd from ᴄᴇʀᴛᴀɪɴ ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ by British charity Safe Rescue for ᴅᴏɢs, and had already learned to bounce with kangaroo-likе ease when they brought her to the U.K in November.
Soon afterwards, Roo – believed to be a cross between a collie and a whippet – was fostered by nurse Nikki Dick, 50, and her fireman husband Ian, 52, and they now plan to ᴀᴅᴏᴘᴛ ʜᴇʀ ᴘᴇʀᴍᴀɴᴇɴᴛʟʏ.Mrs Dick, from Morpeth, Northumberland, said: ‘We’ve fallen in love with her, how could you not? She is such a little star.
‘Roo doesn’t know any different to hopping on her two back legs but she still laps up all the fuss from people who always stop and do a double take when they see her because they think she is a kangaroo.
‘She’s perfectly happy and ᴘᴀɪɴ-ꜰʀᴇᴇ and vets are very happy with her progress.’ The couple, who have six other rеscuе ᴅᴏɢs, treat Roo to weekly ʜʏᴅʀᴏᴛʜᴇʀᴀᴘʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴘʜʏsɪᴏᴛʜᴇʀᴀᴘʏ sᴇssɪᴏɴs to ease any strain on her back.