Hostess' owner smuggled her in from Iraq in his duffle bag as a puppy. He began breeding her as soon as he came back to the United States and after many liters, he dumped her and his other pitbull on his ex-wife. Since she had been overbred, her physical condition had begun to deteriorate. Hostess' most recent pregnancy brought 13 puppies into this world. In a heartbreaking turn of events, only 11 of her 13 puppies survived and her back knees are no longer functioning.
Hostess has two luxating patellas, which means her knee caps move and she will require two surgeries to correct the issue. Each surgery will need to be done separately with 6-8 weeks in between the two. After her knees have been surgically corrected, Hostess will need hydrotherapy for 6 months in order to teach her how to walk again. Even though she has a horrible limp since she cannot walk on her right leg, Hostess is desperate to love and play with her family. This sweet girl was brought into Needy Paws Rescue with all 11 of her puppies, which have been nicknamed "snacks" since each of them was named after a Hostess snack (Zinger, Donuts, Twinkie, etc). Hostess is a wonderful mother and nursed all of her 11 babies in shifts so they could be fat and happy. She deserves the best chance at a loving family.
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