Don’t rub your eyes – this isn’t a new breed of kangaroo with pointy ears and a love of fetching balls, it’s just a two-legged dog.
The five-month old collie-whippet cross has learnt to bounce around on her hind legs, earning her the appropriate name Roo.
Roo is thought to have been born with three legs, before losing another in an accident.
She was saved while on the brink of death in Romania by British charity Safe Rescue for Dogs.
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Nikki Dick and her husband Ian, who fostered and now plan to adopt Roo, say people often do a ‘double take’ when they see Roo, sometimes even mistaking her for a baby kangaroo due to the way she hops around.
Mrs Dick, 50, said: ‘Roo doesn’t know any different to hopping on her two back legs but she still laps up all the fuss from people.
‘She’s perfectly happy and pain free and vets are very happy with her progress.’
The couple, from Northumbria, said they instantly ‘fell in love’ with the dog, calling her a ‘little star’.
However it wasn’t always happy times for Roo, who was at death’s door when she was found in Romania, and required hydrotherapy and physiotherapy to bring her back to health.
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