Adopt Quasi the Great: German Shepherd With Short Spine Syndrome In Need Of A Family

By Myka Bomediano, Parent Herald March 17, 06:30 am

If you've ever read or saw the story of the "Hunchback of Notre Dame," you would know that the main character's name is Quasimodo. Today, there is a dog version of him: a four-year-old German Shepherd with short spine syndrome who is currently up for adoption.

Contrary to initial judgement, the special dog wasn't named after the titular Disnye character out of mockery. Apparently, Quasi was named as a reminder that he is a protagonist in spite his abnormalities and possess qualities that are admirable in dogs.

Quasi the Great, as he is now known, is born different. But his foster family told Time that he has the qualities that pet owners love in dogs. "He seeks to please the people who have shown him kind hands and warm hearts," his foster family said. "He may not be as pretty as many dogs on the outside, but his heart and soul shine through and make him one of God's most beautiful creatures."

Fast becoming one of the favorite pets on the Internet, Quasi's Facebook Page noted his abnormalities and special needs, which he is seeing a specialist for. Among the things that they need to fix include fixing his screw tail, debriding and tacking his penis, as well as cleaning up of the matting and infections that he got.

Quasi, who is now four years old and weighs about 50 pounds is said to be able to walk and run, but not like regular dogs do. Due to his condition, he does so in a special way. He isn't a problem either - he can get along with other dogs, although there may be a problem when he's near cats and small children he's not familiar with.

Just getting a little shoulder massage from my foster dad!

Posted by Quasi The Great on Monday, 29 February 2016

There are only 14 known dogs in the world that has the same condition as Quasi, so it makes him very special. Secondhand Hounds, the charity housing Quasi right now, is still evaluating his temperament and taking care of his special needs.

Quasi is currently in a foster home and even has an adoptive baby brother. However, he will soon be put up for adoption. Will you want to give this dog a second chance at a good life? 

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